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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Siberian Detector

Greetings to all! It's me, Mags. A couple years ago, the bigger of our Christmas trees bit the dust (I had nothing to do with it!). We had been making do with our smaller ones - but this year, Mom and Dad decided to spring for a new tree! Guess what went on the tree first?!? Or should I ask, "Who went on the tree first?!?"

"I see you up there!!!"
"Oh.  Uh ... hi, Mags."

Sock Monkey! I'm so glad he got to come out of hiding! Oh, and I know what you're thinking! "How are you and Ragnar going to resist temptation? How will Sock Monkey be safe up there!?!" I had to let Ragnar in on some Ao4 lore ... the story of the item formerly known as the Zim Detection Device ... then the Maggie Motion Monitor ...
"Yeah, yeah, Mom.  'Every time a bell rings, a Siberian is too close to the tree.'  As if I need that ..."
"Is that a line from 'It's a Wonderful Siberian'?"

... and now it is simply the Siberian Detector.

So ... anytime I might get "too close" to say ... Sock Monkey or one of these other old "friends" ...
"Do you think we're up high enough?"
"Oh, I hope so!"

... DING, DING, DING goes that bell! It also protects fragile new friends, like this guy our Aunt Janet sent:
A porcelain box Sock Monkey!!!

How cool is that?!?!

So ... Raggi and I really like the new tree. In fact, we REALLY love it; Ragnar especially, for some reason. We were more than happy to pose by it:
"How's this, Mom?  Can you see the tree OK?"
"We're ready for our close up!"

"Everybody say 'Siberian Detector'!"
"Uh ..."
"Funny, Mom.  Sooooo funny."

We hope you're enjoying the Christmas holidays so far --- we sure are!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. What cute ornaments you have on your new tree. We're sure you two will be good and not harm any of those ornaments.

  2. Anonymous8:39 PM

    I love your new tree!!! And I love love love that you all are back!!! You were missed.
    Take care & stay safe,
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)

  3. It is beautiful and I love the ornaments.