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Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday-3:15am: Christmas Day
We actually got a dusting of snow on Friday.
Nothing on the porch, though, for Karma.
There was still a little snow left Saturday morning because it had stayed pretty cold on Friday. It got up to 40 degrees yesterday and it pretty much all melted away, but we did have a bit of a white Christmas Eve. Enough to make me happy. :)
I forgot my camera when I went over to be Sammy and Annie's Christmas present. They left a few presents, themselves. Somebody pooped right outside of the cat box...and it wasn't even very dirty at all? They still had food but had opened up a cupboard door and ripped opened a bag of dry ribbon noodles--LOL! Other than that, I couldn't see that they had gotten into any other mischief. I spent a couple of hours with them...playing and even read them some of Dulcy's book. I'm about half way and plan to finish it today. :)
I came home, picked up the mail, and had two more handmade cards! One from Desi...
...and one from Jeannie.
I saw this card on her blog where she showed us some of the Christmas cards she'd been making and I remarked as to how this was the best holiday sentiment that I had seen in years (don't you just just love it!) and she sent me this very one!! ;)
I get a few cards, as you may have guessed, and only planned to take pictures of the handmade ones. But this one from Ruby just tickled me so. Never seen anything like this one. I wonder where she finds these? :)
Anyways, Christmas Eve night was time to open presents. (Yes, we always opened our gifts then and, no, we didn't have Christmas stockings in the morning.) Anyways, my gift from Tori and Kelly all the way from England! There's some parchment paper in the zip lock bag and then two sets of dip pens!!
One with a little bottle of silver ink...
...and one with gold. Such cute little bottles!
Thank you both so much!!! :):)
And from their dog Kero...Karma got two packages of treats! (I'd already opened the first one.) Can't find these over here, but Tori sent one last year and Karma goes absolutely nuts for these! This year she got TWO!
I chuckled out loud when I saw this!
A treat ball!!
Thanks Kero!!! :):)
I roared when I saw the book Iggy sent!
Iggy had shown a couple pictures on his blog of this book...
...that he had gotten from ChicagoLady. I cracked up because of the fun & crazy illustrations and because it reminded me of my dad's battle with the squirrels over the bird feeder--LOL!
Iggy, I read this and giggled all the way through! What a hoot!! I wasn't sure if this book was a Pay It Forward gesture, but I already plan to send it off to somebody else...my Dad!!! LOL! But not before I let Dagan and Leah read it. So funny! Thanks so much!!
Then I sniggled as I watched Miss Karma...
...have to work hard...
...and follow that treat ball...
...all over the room...
...until she'd eaten enough to take a long rest. ;)
Because this treat ball has the swirly inside and only one hole Karma can't just lay in one spot and roll it back and forth--ROFLMAO! Great gift, Tori!! Karma will be forced to get a little exercise to earn a few treats now. ;)
Oh, and here's the Butterball recipe:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
Form into 1 inch balls.
Roll in granulated white sugar.
Bake 325 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen.
Well, I make them bigger, I guess, because I only get about 3 dozen. Don't overdo the flour because they'll get heavier. Take them out when the bottoms are barely browned. They crunch, but then melt in your mouth. A little Swedish delight.
Had the oddest call a couple days ago. A man called me to ask if I could write a humorous poem or speech for a friend's 70th birthday...about he and this friend...or did I know somebody who could do that for him? When I asked how he got my number he said he'd googled writers and poets in Fargo and I came up because I won that poetry contest. While flattered, I couldn't help him. I write memoir (my own--LOL!) and I fell away from the writing community up here when I left college almost a decade ago. Was kind of sweet, though...and very different to be called because I was considered a writer or an author.
I'll leave you this Christmas with a couple videos and wishes for a very happy holiday! :) :)
I am living the good life!
And this would be my quote for today...the whole song!
I truly believe it!