Merry Christmas to All

Well, it looks like we are winding down towards the Holiday.  Some boarders came in yesterday, a few more arrive on Friday.  I have  few more things to buy.  A few more things to make.  A cluttered house to clean by Saturday night.  Ugghh.   My Mother announces this past weekend that she and Dad are staying at my house on Saturday night.  I'm sure she does it just to aggravate me.  So I have to suck up the Taj Mahal of spider webs out of the spare room with the vacuum cleaner.  If I don't make it out alive, tell the coroner and Channel 11 film crew to look for my body in that room.

I poured up homemade vanilla extract last night for little gifts.  It has to sit for 6-8 weeks to cure, so people can use it by March. Maybe.

 It's vodka and/or Bourbon with vanilla beans in it, poured up in little Jelly Jars. 

Then Ms. Ellie came in for a bath today.  Y'all have seen her several times since she was a puppy.  Don't tell anyone, but some say she's the prettiest and sweetest dog around.  That's what they say.

Her hair has grown out from when it got cut off by the groomer back in the summer.  That was a tough day all around.  Ellie was overjoyed. And cooler.  The rest of us cried like little school girls.

(Okay, I cried like a little school girl.  No fibbing right here at Christmas. )

 You know how you do when you pick up a sweater or scarf made out of cashmere?  You say the word "cashmere"  in sort of a sigh, as if it something rare, treasured, and precious, and immediately want to rub it on your cheek.

Ellie's the same way.  She's all fluffy and fuzzy, and smells like shampoo.  She's like the ultimate pillow pet and you just want to nap on her.
I'm sure this happens to her all the time. 

(You should visit more often, Ms. Ellie. Preferably about 2 in the afternoon, okay?)

And then the surveillance video captured this mischievousness by Little Miss Sunshine.

There is a folding chair in the exam room.  It usually has a slip cover on it.  Leon, the old hospital cat, claims it as his own.  If a client sits their purse in it, Leon wanders in, sits and stares at it until someone moves the purse.  So he can get up in the chair for a better view, a petting, a treat, or all the above.  If a client sits in the chair, the same thing happens.

So the slip cover was getting fairly grungy with cat hair and all, so we changed it to a clean one.  And 5 minutes doesn't by before crabby Miss Sunshine is in there christening the clean slip cover. . . . take a look.

Lastly, I doubt I'll be posting again before the holiday, (that spider web is huge)  so I just want to take the time to wish you a Merry Christmas and  Happy Holidays.  If you are traveling, be careful.  Be safe. Stay warm. Stay dry.  Spend time with family and friends and make memories if there are little ones around.    2010 has been a tough year for some people and their families, so here's wishing 2011 will be better, whatever the case may be.  

Thanks as usual for reading my gibberish and spending time here. 

Merry Christmas everyone,  
From Me , Daisy, Leon, Maybelline, Sunshine, and Priscilla 


Craig and Tanya Amberson, said...

What a lovely holiday post Andy. Merry Christmas to you too.

Glassgardenswhatnot said...

Merry Christmas to you and your furry friends. I enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Andy - Merry Christmas to you and yours too - and a very Happy New Year!

kboyle4894 said...

Merry Christmas Andy, and Thank you for sharing your world with us!! You have brought many a smile to our faces :) Wishing you nothing but smiles in 2011!

Phyllis Dobbs said...

Love the photo of you napping on the Ms Ellie "Pillow".

Have a very Merry Christmas and watch out for the spider web!

BagsPlusMore said...

I love reading your blog! I am an animal lover myself. I came to your blog through 1000markets.

I'm from the Buffalo, NY area and own a (14 yr old) border collie and a (4 yr old) english springer spaniel. Love the photos of Ms. Ellie!

Enjoy the holidays - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Alice Thompson said...

Merry Christmas to you and your furry freinds! That homemade vanilla extract looks beautiful!

V Bridges Hoyt said...

Hope your Christmas was great, Andy! You know I love your blog. Happy New Year, and keep doing what you do!


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