(Why yes, I did set my new nativity set in the floor last night, just because Ann is giving me pressies today begged asked sweetly.)
That’s the gift that’s giving the Keurig a run for its money as best gift of the season. My dear aunt gave that to me, and I am simply beside myself with joy. You can bet your bippy that next year, that will be the first Christmas decoration out, and the last one put away.
Aren’t they – oops! Wrong photo. As you can see, Gretchen isn’t appropriately impressed. She’s been watching Dirty Dancing on the (cable TV) Channel Guide all month, and she knows you don’t put baby in the corner that baby Jesus shouldn’t be in the floor, in certainly not smack in the middle of the kitchen.
(Not pictured: Sissy, being a proper basset for a change, stretched out against the front of the refrigerator, which is a few feet to the left of the display…)
Have you ever?! I’m smitten… What breeds do you see? My cousin and I spent some time, debating what was what. I’m still not sure about baby Jesus, but the angel’s a buff cocker spaniel, Mary’s a dalmation, Joseph could be a mix or one of about three other breeds… The dog to the left (as you see them) of Jeseph is a black lab, and the other, I’m not sure. The Wise Men? A bulldog, a boxer and a shepherd.
Now, I’m headed to an early lunch with Ann at Panera’s. Somehow, all these years, I’ve missed that they have mac ‘n cheese. See?! That’s why I love Ann so; she introduced me to Maggie Moo’s as a lunch destination too.
Don’t think of today as little monday; it’s fake wednesday! After all, you don’t want to miss fake little friday or fake friday, just because of a holiday, now do you?!
You also don’t want to miss the week of tributes Sue is doing on Dogs ‘n More. It’s a lovely tradition we’re starting for this last week of the year, honoring our departed pets of all kinds. Our most faithful friends definitely should not be forgotten… (Thanks Mr. Burns, for those beautiful words.)