Crunch Time

Are YOU ready?


One of my favorite ornaments

I’m not. 

No baking happened last night.  The gifts didn’t arrive, but childhood BFF and her hubby were delighted with the baked treats consolation gifts.  Glad I got free shipping originally, because now I’ll have to turn around and ship their gifts to them when they do arrive.   We had a fab visit and several hours flew by in the blink of an eye.


Our adogable nativity

Oh – and happy Dogs on Thursday, not-so-little friday, Thankful Thursday, Christmas Eve eve and anything else you might be celebrating today.  Do swing over and read Sissy’s spoof on her favorite Christmas song.  It’s mine too…  I should rip a CD with nothing but that song on it and shove it in the car’s disk changer…


My favorite Christmas pin

Why yes, I do have new photos for you, but they live in the camera because I literally haven’t had time to transfer the photos.   I’m going to wish you a very Merry Christmas now, because I can’t promise when I’ll have time – or the clarity of mind – to blog again.  Of course, if we get walloped with snow, I might have time, the right state of mind, and no electricity or internet…


A goofy firefighter ornament

Anyway, I hope your Christmas is filled with joy, a surprise or two and good cheer – liquid, solid or human varieties!  Please remember those working – doctors, nurses, firefighters, medics, police, road crews, and especially the military.  Christmas isn’t a single day, but a whole season, so celebrate early, often and late!

That’s my Thankful Thursday share.  I’m so blessed to have my emergency services brothers, sisters, sons and daughters.  They truly are friendships tested by fire and ice.  (You’ve never been cold until you’re literally frozen in your gear after you come out of a fire, sweaty on the inside, wet on the outside, only to find your metal snaps are frozen, and while you stand there fighting them, your pants and coat begin to harden…)

PS – As one who has often worked Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, etc., I promise that anyone mentioned above would love a sincere handshake and a thank you, and no firehouse in the history of ever has turned down homemade treats!

19 comments on “Crunch Time

  1. Sue says:

    Thanks for the great idea. While we’re distributing cookies to neighbors and the vet’s office, we’ll make a stop at the new firehouse.

  2. gMarie says:

    So that’s what I’ll do with the extra sugared almonds so they aren’t in the house! And maybe fudge too. We have a new firehouse in Brier – they just opened it up!

    Beautiful post. Love the fire-tree. 🙂 g

    ps – I’m as ready as I’m gonna get!

  3. Kristyn says:

    I am all done shopping and ready to wrap. I did not do everything I wanted to this year but I am ok with what did get done. I will have to remember to take some treats to the police and fire departments – my son would get a kick out of it.

  4. lacey says:

    I love the ornament and all the decorating. I don’t believe I will find an ornament to resemble Angus.

  5. Walden121 says:

    Adorable ornaments! Sorry your gifts didn’t arrive in time.

  6. Very nice collection of adogable Christmas things! Yes…do remember those working on Christmas, and new Years, too….Hubby Dearest will, as usual, be among them. May it snow and not put your power out!

  7. Anita says:

    Merry Christmas to you!!! I love the sweet Sissy ornament, I need me one of those. 🙂

  8. Kathy says:

    Love the ornaments and the nativity. I’ve never seen a dog nativity set. Really cute.
    Wishing a Very Merry Christmas to you, the Knight and those adorable girls 🙂

  9. Bubblesknits says:

    =) A very Merry Christmas to you, the Knight, and the girls. I haven’t had time to even throw a post up. Finished the last of my Christmas shopping up *today* (never have I had to do that!) and just finished wrapping presents about an hour ago. O.o Insert a picture of my butt dragging here. LOL

  10. KnittySue says:

    Been too busy to read or post so wanted to stop and wish you a Very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year. Love, Love the ornaments.

  11. Terrie says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Chan, the Knight and the fur girls!! Lovely post and great ornaments 🙂

  12. Louise says:

    Oh my heavens, those ornaments are just adorable.

    Sending Christmas wishes your way. Catch them and have a wonderful Christmas to you and yours!

    P.S. Hug the girls for me, will ya?

  13. Susan says:

    Love the bassett ornament!! Too Cute!!

    Your dog-tivity is different than mine!! Mine has the Westie as the baby and a scotty as a sheep, JRT as the drummer, and the bassett is a wise man. I’ll have to dust it and send you a picture. 😉

    Merry Christmas to all

  14. Mary says:

    Blessed Christmas, Ms Chan, Knight and Furgirls! Hard to believe, but I actually baked this morning (muffins, cookies and a scratch mincemeat pie for ILs: my family fainted.

  15. AlisonH says:

    Merry Christmas!

  16. Merry Merry to you and yours!

  17. Nichole says:

    Great post! 🙂 We sit here waiting for the snow to begin… I’m looking forward to a snow day, but we have tickets to a hockey game tomorrow night!

  18. Barbara says:

    You’ve got the cutest ornaments, Chan. I adore the dog…and the firefighter one is cute too!
    Hope you’re not snowed in without electricity! Email coming soon….

  19. kathy b says:

    Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dog ornaments and your Fireman!!!! THe basset is amazing. I’ll have to post my dog and santa ornament that someone gave me a few years ago.

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