I'm really enjoying sewing with Christmas fabrics in the season....
I like having the new Christmas tree up in the Family room.
It's 9 feet tall, and now that it's fluffed out, it looks really pretty. I made an executive decision to just have white lights, a simple metallic star garland, and any icicle ornaments I can find. It shimmers like a tree in the forest after an ice storm. Of course I can't find the box with the majority of icicle ornaments... I've been collecting them for years. Still, it's pretty and I can leave it up into January this way.
. Our old stereo is now set up to play through two of the four wall speakers in the family room. It's not equipped to handle all four, but I can put in 5 cd's at a time, push shuffle, and hear a nice mix. Our tiny cottage in MD had the stereo down at floor level, and it was hard to load.
I like this salsa from Target... who knew?
I'm enjoying the Great American Baking show on Thursdays (ABC) which is based on the Great British Baking show but with American contestants, and all holiday themed challenges. I'm also enjoying the return of Brokenwood (NZ show) and continuing the show 800 words (NZ)
I found the Netflix show Kominsky Method with Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas, along with a cast of stars. It's fun and quirky and real. Alan Arkin is just hilarious to me, and at age 84 he is remembering lines, delivering them with great timing, and an inspiration!
For some reason our less than 4 month old coffee maker is leaking coffee all over the place
I'm enjoying writing almost a story a day here for the month of December. It's funny, I think about different ways to find joy, as I'm walking, then come home and let the story write itself. I like the discipline of writing daily. Some of the stories pour out, and I start crying while writing. It's been a very interesting experience.
I also loved this bedding display
My friend Colette (her link is https://whataboutrheema.blogspot.com/) told us on the Thursday likes about the Hallmark Christmas Movie bingo cards available. Hilarious! So much fun
I printed mine free here https://www.sisterssuitcaseblog.com/hallmark-christmas-movie-bingo/
right now, my husband is ahead...
for some Music...my favorite Cowboy group Riders in the sky play a fun medley, al la Cowboy
|They don't smell like dogs|
I have to first tell you what happened!!
When mama leaves the house without me, and I've told her not to do that! she has me go to my safe place and she closes the door. When Daddy leaves for work, if Mama is upstairs still, he has me go to the crate and closes but doesn't lock the door. I can leave if I want but after I run up and see if Mama's still here, I usually go back and nap.
This time Mama left for PT, I was in my crate, the door was pushed closed, but not locked!
Mama drove off, I realized she didn't lock the door!
The. Door. Was. Not. Locked! I could go out! Outside the crate! By MYSELF. Alone in the big house!
I am not trustworthy, they all know that! I should not be allowed to roam! I hardly knew what to do!
While they are here, I like to cause trouble by relocating shoes, and tearing up paper, and eating random stuff on the floor. But while they were gone?
Mama came back and I was at the back door when she came in and I was so happy I jumped all over her and told her I had been out of the crate by myself, and I licked her (she didn't have any food at all) and I wound around her, and wagged my tail and was so happy we all made it through this disaster! Whew!
She cooed at me, I love it when she does that! and said, what a big boy to handle the whole house on your own!
I said, what! I shouldn't be allowed to handle the house on my own! I'm just a little boy, not two yet!
Mama said, yes, you can do it! Now we might let you more often... you can look out a window, you can eat or drink, you can lay on the carpet or walk around!
She seemed happy, so I tried to be. I don't know about this. Again, I am not trustworthy!
Otherwise,, I like the new kibble they are trying, and someone named Santa gave me a toy this week which is mostly already chewed up. It krinkled which is really fun!
I played with my doodle friend Gracie twice as her Daddy is gone for work trip and she has a babysitter what wants her to get tired. Mama doesn't enjoy the way I return with spit all over my head though.
I'm not sure about the tree, inside the house. Is this indoor plumbing?
might post later in the day
Linking to parties
Thankful Thursdays pet parade