December 22nd, 2018

Christmas Napoleon

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Spikey gave to me

Title: Eleven Guests A'Knocking
Genre: Man from UNCLE
Rating: pretty G-ish
Word Count: 1176
Prompt:How about a new Man from UNCLE with our favorite duo home and at least relatively healthy for Christmas?

duckys_lady, I hope your enjoy your Christmas gift. My thanks to sparky955 for her beta

Napoleon kicked the door shut and staggered to the table with his armful. “And I will ask again, what possessed you to agree to take all the leftovers from the Christmas party?”

“They were going to throw it away.” Illya shrugged off his coat and tossed it onto a chair. He began to check the contents of each of the various tin-foiled trays. “I figured if worse came to worse, we could take them to a homeless shelter. This much food shouldn’t go to waste.”

“Well, that I agree with you about. It’s just so much food.” Napoleon’s dining room table, the accompany buffet and even the counters in the kitchen were stacked with various tasty offerings. “The catering staff really went above and beyond this year.”

Illya snagged a meatball and popped it into his mouth. “There are even good cold.”Collapse )

And if you've missed any of the others:

Ten Minutes A'Waiting
Nine Outfits Waiting

Eight Hours Passing

Seven Generations Passing
Six Days Hoing
Five Stolen Things
Four Doting Girls
Three Gloomy Addams

Two Aged Spies

A Time Lord in a Sunnydale Crypt
christmas kittens

Okay, it's almost time to start breathing again...

Can’t believe we’ve made it to the end of our parties. Tonight is our dinner party and then we will have a night off. I can’t wait, however, I have to say I’m excited about cooking tonight. It’s going to be a fun menu. Barb V won’t eat anything with four legs, so we are restricted to seafood and poultry. Happily I adore chicken, so it wasn’t hard to find something. The menus is as such:

Apps – bird nests (shredded zucchini, carrots and onions that are battered and deep fried) and caramelized cheese and cranberry bites. Both are from Trader Joes - Prosecco

Salad – Chicken yakatori over spinach, picked cucumbers and onions - Prosecco

Entrée: Mango spiced Chicken with coconut rice and green beans with pancetta (I will serve it on the side). Pinot Gris, although I will also open a red for me)

Dessert: A trio of fruitcakes with ice cream, coffee and liquors.

The house has been cleaned, scrubbed, polished and shined. It practically glows. TBG deserves an award, he vacuumed up nearly two complete cats’ worth of cat hair.

The Boy has come and gone. It was a real whirlwind visit, but it was so great to see him, even for just a little while. We had dinner at Masa, looked at each other’s travel pictures and listened to his employment woes. He loves his job, he just wants everyone to come up to his very strict standards of work. He’s hard on himself and thinks others should be the same. There is talk about making one of his creations an international marketing icon, so that’s exciting. I can’t understand him anymore when he talks and I’m not sure TBG does either, but he talks a good story. We had breakfast this morning, then he headed back home. It was a short visit, but still nice to see him.

Anyhow, that’s been my busy Friday and Saturday. Now I am off for a short nap before jumping back into it. Enjoy your weekend!

Well, this is jacked.

I took a test "What Percentage Crazy Cat Lady are you?" and got:


You are so not a cat lady. You certainly don't like cats, and you may not even be a lady. While we're not sure, we believe it's entirely possible that you are a dog man. You do not understand the pleasures of cat ownership because you just don't understand that cats' love for humans is sincere and that their place at our sides is well deserved.

Somehow, I think their test is messed up...