Thursday, January 6, 2022

Jolly is Fine (a bit grumpy)

Hello!  I guess I took December off from my blog!  Jolly is here and has been for weeks and weeks. I'll explain the next step in a bit, but I wanted you to see my favorite Christmas gifts.  Yes, this granny received a soft rabbit and two rag dolls.  LOVE!  I am making a sweater and a dress for the bunny and I'll show you that next time.

I also made my first Christmas cake.  I love the deer on top and the trees.  The cake was good, too.  


 I really did want to make a video for you, so you could see Jolly's book, his envelopes full of wives, and hear the plan once again, but I just don't want to do the YouTube thing for various reasons.  I actually filmed a video three times. The last one was better, but I still noticed what a wiggle worm I am and also that I'm not sure I was super clear about all the details. (That's harder than I thought!)

So, what I'm going to do is take a few representative photos and then draw a hostess name, send the whole lot to her, and then she can share with you which wife she chose for Jolly.  I'm so sorry that you had to wait so long (if you were eager to know).  

It really gives me a greater respect for people who do videos and have channels and all that jazz.  It's a pretty big undertaking in my book.

Jolly has been resting and wrestling a bit with fear.  He isn't sure if he wants to get married.  He's adjusting to retirement.  He's a bit lost.  He's a little grumpy, so he's spending a lot of time in the pocket of his tour book.  He is still wearing his red scarf and his kilt.  I told him that as soon as we draw the name of the lucky hostess, he will depart, and he's okay with that.  Stay tuned!


I'm glad it's January.  We had a lovely Christmas and for that I'm grateful, but I like the new year.  I have three time consuming commitments, but I'm still free to knit, read, write, and socialize. 

I hope you are doing well.  I will take some Jolly photos in bright light and figure out a way for you to get a good look.  Thank you for joining in the fun.  God be with you!

20 comments:

Sandi said...

"his envelopes full of wives"

Hmm... I am not sure what this means and am a little cautious to ask! 😂

Pom Pom said...

Hi Sandi! Ha ha ha! I should have said his envelopes full of wife possibilities. They are like paper dolls and that's why they fit into envelopes! Thank you for visiting!

Julia said...

Hi Pompom, thanks for the visit and comment. I'm looking forward to Mr. Jolly Wedding day or long engagement. Poor Mr. Jolly, I hope that he'll be able to keep up with his new bride.

Happy New Year, Pompom.
Hugs
Julia

Angela said...

Poor Jolly, the pandemic has put so many weddings on hold...

Julia said...

I meant to comment on your Christmas cake and I forgot. I love the winter scene with evergreen trees and deers. Very creative.

Julia

magsmcc said...

NO, Jolly! Don't do it - stay home with Pom Pom! There would be no better place to spend a hygge retirement, and all those lovely walks with no post to deliver to dog infested gardens. Phew. In my humble etc etc...

Lowcarb team member said...

Your Christmas cake looks good, I do like the deer on the top and the trees too, pleased you enjoyed it :)

Happy New Year Wishes.

All the best Jan

Granny Marigold said...

Oh it's nice to see a post from you. I'm glad you had a good Christmas and that in the new year you'll have time to knit and read and do whatever makes your heart happy.

Fat Dormouse said...


I'm glad you're well. Having no posts to read in December ment I was a tad worried that you had health problems. A break is OK though. Happy New Year to you & your family.

Bonnie K said...

Can't wait to see who Jolly ends up with.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Your cake looks lovely! And I love that you GOT, not gave, the rabbit and rag dolls! I look forward to seeing the rabbit in her new clothes. Jolly's story is very clever, but nobody can send anything to ME—I'm not reliable! Anything I need to put in the post tends to languish here forever these days, part of my new pandemic personality, I guess!😁

Betty said...

I know what you mean about making videos it is hard work and time consuming and a bit open to goodness knows what once you are in the public domain. I think Jolly secretly hopes all this will go away, he really wanted a holiday and not to get tied down, he's quaking in his boots, I think maybe he wants to stay single- I suspect he may even do a runner and disappear.

Henny Penny said...

So good to see a post from you, Pom Pom. I dearly LOVE that big Bunny you got for Christmas. What a super sweet gift. This is one grandma who would love and appreciate a gift like that. Your Christmas cake is just beautiful. You are such a lovely, special person.

ellen b. said...

Hello dear Pom Pom! Happy New Year to you and yours. I'm happy to read that you enjoy this time of year. I love your wonderful Christmas cake with the trees and the deer! Pretty. Blessings!

M.K. said...

Thanks for the update on our favorite postman :) I know he is weary and recovering from his long travels, and probably glad to be home!
Your Christmas cake is just so lovely! That makes me want to make one next year - so pretty! The icing makes a perfect snowy backdrop for those trees.
Be well, dear PomPom. Happy knitting.

Between Me and You said...

I think Jolly should just stay at home and reflect on his epic adventure now and again and reminisce through the pages of his journal!xxx

NanaDiana said...

LOL about Jolly's situation. Poor thing! Love that you got a bunny and two dolls for Christmas. How sweet is that. Glad to see you here and I am getting back to posting a bit more often than I did, too.
I hope you have a wonderful, blessed New Year. xo Diana

Lisa Richards said...

Ha ha. Poor Jolly! Let's leave him a way of escape if he decides he wants to stay single. I think we may have put him in a difficult spot. I look forward to hearing more. I LOVE your Christmas cake! I may have to try that next year! Fun post, my friend! God bless your year!

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm glad to see you here. I knew Jolly was fine, wherever he was. I admire all of you who are able to take such good care of that fellow. And PomPom, all your effort to make a video!!! I can relate, I'm sure. Lord, have mercy!

I admire your new bunny especially. Happy New Year, Dear!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Hello there Pom Pom! So good to check in with you, and see that all is well! Happy to hear the updates on Jolly - so fun! Hope you are having wonderful week! Blessings to you :)

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