Thursday, December 24, 2009

Not a creature was stirring?

Well, the creatures at our house are definitely stirring.
Body Guard said he even saw a coyote this week. I've only seen one in my whole life and they run pretty darn fast is all I can say. Another reason I am in the house by nightfall!
But I had to show you a few Santa gifts this year. Thomas is getting a blanket (not made yet) but the material is flannel and has cats of every color. The long peanut butter and apple jelly treats/beef and cheese are for the Labs as well as the long rope toys. Ren is getting a new blanket. He has quite a collection now.
And Miss Abbie is getting a scarf and leg warmer set in Diva pink. It looks bigger here than it really is. She is also getting a little blanket too. We will see how this goes over tomorrow...........I hope to get pictures of her.
I'm pooped out right now after getting out and about in the Christmas Eve rush. We did get to IHOP and ate pancakes after taking loads of medicine to accompany it. BG ordered the largest plate with jalepeno peppers in eggs with cheese and sour cream AND a stack of pancakes. Of course I ordered a bland pancake but it was still so good. We saw a man taller than a man I've ever seen in my life. He had to be 7 and 1/2 feet tall. Everybody was just staring at him. His mama must have fed him pretty well! ;)
The weather was partly cloudy at first and really windy and then by 5p, it was blowing cold rain pretty hard. Just a quick glance at the weather channel looks like alot of folks have got a White Christmas this year. They are warning travelers to stay off the roads so I guess there were alot of reasons why we couldn't make the trip up to Chicago.
We are planning to start an early fire in the fireplace in the morning after sleeping late and just relax. I have a stack of books to read and many stitching projects to work on......plenty, plenty to keep me busy that's for sure. After reading Wednesday Letters, I picked back up on a book called A Good Yarn.
Well, Ren ate leftover jalepeno peppers/eggs with cheese (from BG's plate) and he is curled up in his freshly laundered blanket while Miss Abbie is almost falling asleep in BG arms right now. She evidently had a severe case of separation anxiety while we were gone and decided to shred her paper into the smallest bits as she could, poop in the wrong place and roll in it. So, we had our work cut out for us when we walked in the door. They are settled now for a long Winter's Nap.
Here's hoping Santa is good to you!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas Eve.

    I am so thrilled that you got out and got to IHOP for your special pancake. Way to go girlfriend :)

    Have a wonderful night and a blessed Christmas, dear friend.


  2. Happy Christmas Eve! I just got home from our family gathering at my sister's house, and boy was it a riot! So many excited kids and wonderful food. Glad to hear you were able to have some fun today. Enjoy your cozy fireplace and whatever you decide to work on while you relax. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  3. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Hopefully Christmas Day will be relaxing and joyful for you, your husband and your fur babies.

  4. Merry Christmas! Can't wait to hear how the morning goes!

  5. Sounds like the fur babies will be having a great Christmas.
    Do not forget to have a great Christmas with Body Guard as well.

  6. I'm glad that your first new tradition was a success! Sounds like you were definitely missed while you were gone to IHOP. Enjoy your day and Merry Christmas.

  7. Have a wonderful Christmas Day and get right on that recovery road!

    Looks like there will be lots of happy pups in your house - and of course one purring cat.

    Smooches to the pooches and big hugs for you and Body Guard.

    Sandy from NJ

  8. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! May today bring you a little Christmas magic...

    Christmas hugs ~


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