I was excited to put up our tree this year because we skipped it last year. Last year Zoe was so young we were worried she would chew on the tree. She did great this year and left the tree alone. Here it is. We put it in the corner of the living room next to the big mirror.
Tonight CSP & Papa went to see the Carolina Panthers play the Minnesota Vikings here in Charlotte. CSP was SO excited! It was his first time seeing his beloved Vikings in 20 years, since he lived in Minnesota where he was born. My boys were so cute all done up in their respective team gear. CSP, my conservative CSP who won’t even wear stripes, donned purple and gold Mardi Gras beads to support his VIkings! It was soooo cold so they had on tons of layers and Papa had his Panthers Santa hat.
We drove down to Papa & Gigi’s house and picked them up then headed back uptown to drop the boys off for the game. There were people EVERYWHERE! We were excited to see some Vikings fans amongst the Panther fans. We even saw some horned helmets! The people were all over the streets and there wasn’t a really good place to drop them off. So I just pulled over on the side of the road in the opening of a parking lot. CSP jumped right out, gave me a goodbye kiss through the window then got out of the street. Meanwhile, Papa had the back door open and was getting dressed! He hadn’t put on his pullover or jacket yet. Gigi had her window down and we were yelling out to the boys. Things like “Have Fun!” etc. I was about to yell something when Gigi yelled “BE HEIFER!” What??? Be heifer? WTH does that mean? She was trying to say Behave and Be careful but it came out Be Heifer! We dissolved in giggles and pulled away. We were laughing so hard we ended up getting all turned around amidst all the one way streets and it took over 30 minutes to get back to the highway!
We went to have dinner at the restaurant where Momo works. We get a 25% discount there. Woot! Momo was so excited, she didn’t know we were coming and ran over to hug me when she saw me. I love her so much. We had a great time at dinner then went back to Gigi’s to hang out until the game was over. Gigi went to bed so Momo went with me to pick up the boys. Don’t worry Gigi, Momo and I were very Heifer! 😀
So, there won’t be a pug picture in this year’s Christmas cards. 😦 I’m bummed about it but there’s nothing I can do at this point. We were late getting our tree and decorations up and those serve as the backdrop for the picture. So please accept my apologies, family and friends and just picture in your head how cute our puggies are.
A few weeks ago Lisa sent me the link to a YouTube video that was so gross & squeal worthy I promptly forwarded it to friends and family. Out of curiosity I thought I’d see if anyone else out there thought to record their zits, cysts, & boils. Oh Em Gee. You would NOT BELIEVE how many videos there are of people squeezing, popping, slicing, and poking at all their bumps. I have never in my life seen such giant growths just hanging out on peoples’ skin! Don’t believe me? Go to YouTube and type in the search bar cyst, pimple, boil, or zit. You might want a puke bucket handy!
Friday night was the annual nursing home Christmas extravaganza. Sara, Jacob, Joey, Momo, her friend Brittany, Papa, Gigi & I all turned out to celebrate with Gmommy. The nursing home put out a yummy buffet of Southern holiday favorites: sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green been casserole, ham, turkey, pies, mac & cheese, the works. After dinner we were treated to some elder boogie. Mrs. Kelly (this cute little lady who is convinced she’s in Pennsylvania) and Gmommy were really getting down! We had a great time and it’s so nice to see so much joy in an Alzheimer’s wing of a nursing home. Even the lady who normally complains and curses at people had a half smile on her face! More pics here.
I’ve noticed lately that the mustache had made a comeback! Maybe not on lots of faces, but definitely on gifts and fun housewares. Some may claim differently, but I’m sure the ‘stache’s newfound popularity is thanks to me & Senor Mustachio. Senor Mustachio is Shannon HG’s husband Tony. I met him and his stache and promptly named him Senor Mustachio cause he rocks the stache like it’s his job. People notice when you’re confident and I bet the world saw Tony and his sexy rexy alter ego Senor Mustachio and said “I have got to get in on that action!”
If you’re itchin to rock a ‘stache of your own, check out some of the mustache themed items I’ve found online! I looove this mirror. How cute are these socks? Even your dog can get in on the mustache rage with this toy. Cafe press has a gajillion mustache themed items. And there’s even an App for that! I used the app Mustache Me to give Emily a mustache to match her daddy’s. So cute!!