Since our children couldn’t come down and we couldn’t go up, we will have Christmas with them at another time - hopefully before Valentine’s Day!
Candy and Wayne went to be with our folks this Christmas so we are caring for their two dogs, Ren and Obie. Ren is an Australian Cattledog cross and Obie (Oberon) is a Papillon. Ren is a mature, well-trained lady; Obie is a teenager, still learning manners but full of love, none-the-less.
Added to our only child, Peanut, they make quite a grouping.
Last night at present opening, they did very well, except for Obie wanting to eat the discarded wrapping paper.
This afternoon, the weather outside is frightful. It’s +9º with a windchill of only -9º. But because the snow is re-drifting from a different direction than yesterday, Norm is not going out to plow until tomorrow. So he’s inside, working on spoons and doing some measuring - my Christmas present from him is to have the opening between the living room and studio finally trimmed.
When the previous owners remodeled, they knocked a hole in the wall, put a frame around it and left it just like that. No trim, no “prettiness” – just an ugly gaposis between the frame and the wall so that you can see into the original innards of the wall. Norm has been promising to fix it since we bought the place in 2004, but NOW is the time! I am so excited about it .... since it’s right when you walk from the kitchen to the living room, it catches your eye and it a blot on the horizon!
I’m baking a Cornish Game Hen for our Christmas dinner and the wild kids are parked all over the house. Ren is on her bed, Obie is on the recliner and Peanut is in her bed, close to the heater. It’s really a hot time in the old town tonight!
It’s a beautiful, snowy, quiet Christmas Day - you have a beautiful day!
Bone chewing Obie
Comfort, warmth searching Peanut