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.
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.
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.
Ok, I’m going to admit something. Please don’t send me hate mail or call me Scrooge. But I hate those inflatable lawn decorations. HATE them. I mean, I guess kids like them or something, and I’m all for that, but I can’t stand them. I hate how during the day they just lay there in a lump on the lawn like a pile of multicolored trash. I think they are tacky. And every year some punk kids go and slash up someone’s inflatables. The story makes the news and everyone feels so sorry for Mr. Inflatable Owner. Now, I do not approve of any vandalism, but at least I know I’m not alone in my blow up hatred. heh.
I love everything else about Christmas. Seriously. I even love fruit cake. But please, when decorating for Christmas, or any holiday, don’t blow it.
Over the summer I searched high and low for the insulated cold drink tumbler until I finally found it online. I loved it. Now it’s the holiday season and you’ve come out with a tumbler with an adorable red and white candy cane swirl. Now, there’s no point in me spending $16 for an identical tumbler just for the straw. So can I get the straw seperate? NO. Unfair, Starbucks. Unfair. You have ruined my relationship with my boring green straw because as hard as it tries it will never be red, white and jaunty.