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Friday, December 20, 2013

Catching Up!

It's been more than a month since my last blog post.

I know!!!

Crazy, huh?   So what have you all been up to? 
We had a great Thanksgiving; 15 at table this year, which is probably about half what we usually have, but it made for a peaceful holiday, and a quicker cleanup!  As always, Howard wore his turkey shirt.  And for the first time ever, I forgot to get a picture of him in it.
Oh well.
At least I got this fellow, wandering the edge of a nearby road on the Sunday
before Thanksgiving.  Making his great escape, I guess.

We've had too much of this:
Anne, clearing ice off my van.

In the spirit of the season, Anne tried decking the dog with antlers.

Dylan decided to eat them instead.

But bigger brains prevailed.
Get that off, Mr. Smartypants.

After more than a year, the local birds discovered our window-hung
bird feeder.  They are not quick studies, our local birds.
Especially since the local squirrels discovered it at about the same time.

Our fresh tree, in the sunroom.
It's a winner this year -- and a species we have never heard of!
Canaan Fir.  It's wonderful.  If you can find one, grab it.
Do you like all the storage boxes and the white plastic around it?  Hahaha . . . we run a classy joint.
 This is me, singing at church.
OK.  That's a fib.

But what isn't a fib is that it has taken me all these weeks to get into 
the spirit of the season . . . and it's coming none too soon,
as our annual Christmas Grab Bag party is tomorrow.

Yikes.  I've got lots to do.  See you on the other side of Saturday!
-- Cass


  1. Your tree is stunning - such big beautiful one. Now with the snow it really should feel like Christmas. So glad that you are back - have a very Merry Christmas.

  2. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy 2014. Merry Christmas

  3. Kinda been wondering where you have been, it is good to
    see you! Sounds like you have been busy.
    Don't feel bad, I'm still trying to find the Christmas spirit.

    M : )

  4. Looking good to me- I figured you must have been busy with real life. If you don't have time to move those totes just throw a table cloth over them and call it a covered buffet! xo Diana

  5. Cass,
    Your tree is wonderful and I remember the ornament story. I am actually sitting here enjoying the tree and everything done but Christmas Eve dinner. It's a nice feeling. Hope I haven't forgotten anything major!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  6. I was getting worried. Glad you are well my friend!
    Merry Christmas!


  7. SO HAPPY YOU ARE back!!!!! Seriously, I have missed your posts. I really do love reading your blog. Your home is so pretty and I like your ideas for decorating. Love your doggies too!! I also like your sense of humor. Welcome back! Merry Christmas!!!!

  8. Just discovered your blog and love it !


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