Sheila and I share Christmas duties. She bakes while I set up the tree and get the lights ready. I had to replace a few strands on the tree after Hammett accidentally knocked it over and got tangled in it, so Sheila is baking even more cookies than ever. That’s okay, because there is no such thing as too many cookies in the Kerrian house. (My diet is suspended during the holidays…isn’t yours?)
The vet said that Hammett is fine, but kept him overnight. I think that Sheila slipped the Doc a $20. just to make sure he would.
The tree looks a little worse for wear, though.
The cards are done and mailed. This time I made a separate trip to the Post Office so that they would not get lost in the car like last year.
“Handel’s Messiah” is playing in the background and “The Nutcracker” is up next. We love the big sounds of Christmas.
We started a snowman collection to add to the Angels and Santas, so things are looking pretty festive in most of the house.
No snow to shovel this year, but I almost wish there was. We really enjoyed the white Christmas last year and took lots of pictures to share with the Texas branch of the family. If someone else did the shoveling, I wouldn’t mind if it snowed from Thanksgiving right through New Year’s.
No homicide cases to investigate, and that’s a great thing for once.
Merry Christmas to everyone, and have a peaceful New Year!
It’s been raining a lot, and it’s cold outside now, so golf has been taken off the schedule until the spring. What do wanna-be golfers do when the weather sidelines them?
We watch movies of golfers making a hole-in-one and winning a million dollars, we watch the Golf Channel for instruction, we dream of sunny states and countries where a guy/gal could golf year round, we watch funny videos of golf flubs, and trade whopper stories with our golfing buddies.
And then there are the golf tournaments televised on sports channels. If ya can’t be there, ya might as well watch. And drool because of the perfect putts and perfect swings and the top notch equipment. And laugh out loud at some of the odd critters that crawl onto the golf course while thousands of people are standing within just a few feet.
Among other LOL moments that stop a golfer from taking a putt, you might see:
Click on the link below to watch this PGA Tour video of the Top 10 Animal Encounters recorded on the tours through the years. No blood, no bodies, just great fun.
My encounter with the snake in the grass http://bit.ly/MiPaL8 seems tame by comparison. 😉
May your fairways be clear and your greens critter free!
*Snake photo taken by Patti Phillips, while standing safely inside the golf cart. Lolol
‘Tis the season for shopping, shopping and more shopping! Even with Black Friday, online stores and Cyber Monday thrown into the mix, the malls are still more crowded at this time of year than at any other.
Elbow to elbow, crowded.
Squeeze past the moms and dads in line for pictures with Santa, crowded.
Wait 30 minutes for a cold cup of coffee in the mall, crowded.
So much noise that you can’t hear the Muzak, crowded.
Unfortunately with the crowds, come a few pickpockets and pocketbook snatchers and package thieves. So, what can you do to cut down on the chances of getting robbed after you’ve slaved at your job to earn the Christmas money? Here are a few easy tips.
You’re done shopping and you’re home. What should you do to reduce the chances of getting burglarized?
Above all, use common sense, stay safe, and enjoy the holidays!
*Photo by Patti Phillips