Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Card Wreath

Well Mama has filled the first Christmas card wreath and has moved on to the second wreath cardholder. This is why the card exchange is one of her favorite traditions. It does make for a really pretty house decoration that every who visits comments on as they see all the beautiful cards.

Mom finished off all the cards yesterday and Dad brought home a boat load of stamps to get the second batch of cards mailed out. Mom also sent out e-cards to those who live outside the US border. She wanted to make sure everyone got remembered. Hopefully, all of you will be getting your cards soon, even with the bad weather making postal deliveries challenging.

We are finally getting a decent supply of snow cookies. Dad is worried we are due for an overabundance of snow cookies this weekend. We are torn. Grandma and Grandpa are flying in so we need the skies to be clear for them to get here safely. However once they are to their destination, we want a big storm because Mom and Dad have plans to be busy all weekend and we want them home with us. Mom keeps saying Santa wouldn't like our attitude and something tells us she has an in with the big guy.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Visit with Santa Went Well

We went to see Santa on Saturday. Santa was more friendly and warm then we remembered. Katy even kissed him while she was sitting with him. No shaking or nothing. She seemed real comfortable with the old guy.

We thought we would get our Santa picture right then, but we had to wait, so our first batch of cards is just going out today. Mom ran out of stamps at midnight. Dad promised to pick up more stamps today, so we'll be back on card duty today, and get those cards out soon.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rainy Day Blues

It's December. We should be enjoying snow cookies while we await the arrival of that jolly red suited guy who fills our stockings with toys and treats. Instead it looks more like when that bouncing bunny arrives that we can't chase because he brings Easter baskets of treats and toys. Do these treat bringers have their weather mixed up?

The squirrels are getting fat and lazy filling up on food, which means they are becoming more of a chore to chase. Yesterday one was bold enough to try to sun bathe on our porch!!! Then his friend joined him and the chase was on. First moths, now a late season squirrel surge. We need snow to help us with natural pest control.

I hope Santa knows I'm doing my best. Even shelties don't herd well in the rain.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Card Wreath is Up

Well Mama is doing better in this card contest this year than last year. So far, we are of course winning 7-3, but that is closer than last year.

A note from the Mama, with the warm weather we've had an higher than normal level of moths. Bailey is ignoring them, but Katy has taken to hunting them down and batting them out of the air with her paws and then biting them to make sure they fly no more. She takes no moth prisoners.

Papa has been pulling the Christmas boxes out of the attic, which can mean only one thing, the turkeys, will soon be headed to the attic. While we know Mama will be pulling out our special Christmas only toys, we hate to say goodbye to our Gobbling friends. It seems they stay such a short time each year.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Card Contest Begins

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mom and Dad tried out some new Thanksgiving healthy recipes and were pleased they tasted better than some of the stuff they had in the past. Of course we got the traditional kibble meal.

After a full weekend of football, Dad brought out the green tree and started putting it up in the living room. So far it just has lights, but we know Mom will have lots of tempting stuff hanging from it soon.

Even before Thanksgiving cards were arriving. We are up on Mom by 2-1. We are going to be visiting Santa this week and then ordering out cards. They have local pickup so we hope to get them out quickly after that.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the holiday season.