15 December 2009

At least it's like Christmas in my house. . .

It's hard to be in the holiday spirit when the thermometer reads 74. Seriously. It's supposed to get cold again tomorrow but today I could have gone out of my house with naked toes. I didn't on general principal. I made a rule this year of no flip flops after Oct 1. I've only broken it once. (Thanks Andrew Bird!) Anyway, with all of the non-seasonal weather, I'm clinging to my few Christmas decorations to keep me in the spirit. And I got a new sweet one this year. Lots of years ago, my darling mom made the cute snowlady above. She's one of my very favourite decorations and it wouldn't feel like Christmas without her now. But she was lonely and needed a friend so this year I bought her a buddy on etsy. I think they're very sweet together.

And of course, the puppies. I had these made last year from a wonderful etsy shop. The seller already had the dachshunds made so I sent her a few pictures of Roscoe and she made up a little ornament for me that looks just like him. And she gave Olive a little black stripe on her back. Love them. Love them puppies too.
Not much else to say but I hope all of your hustles and bustles at this time of year are merry ones!

06 December 2009

Oh the weather outside was delightful. . .

I begged. I pleaded. Please. . .
And so it did.
Even if it was in North Carolina. Even if I had to leave only hours after this picture was taken. Even if most of this had melted away by the time we loaded puppies and bags and my favourite Converse, now frozen, into the car to head back home. It still snowed. And I was so happy. It was like a winter wonderland. I'm a southern girl so I'm not used to having snow, which is probably why it makes me so indescribably happy. Roscoe liked watching it fall too.

Last weekend, after all of the Thanksgiving craziness had ended, I got our house all tarted up for Christmas. One of the things I gave up with the addition of puppies was any sort of comfort level with putting up a tree covered in tiny blown glass ornaments that have taken me years and years to collect. (Karin understands my trepidation.)
So I've had to resort to this tiny tree, perched up high on a shelf in my living room, plus
these lights in my office in front of my desk, plus
these lights around my kitchen window.
Even Steve got into the spirit. . .

Hope everyone out there is having a merry December too!