I hope everyone had an amazing holiday week! My Christmas was pretty awesome. The entire family gathered at my parents’ for five days, and we ate a lot of delicious food (A LOT), watched some movies, played with doggies, had fun with Christmas presents, and did some drinking, too.
I found a cool kit to make funky cosmos
, so we experimented with that on two different days. It was fun, but I’m not sure how successful the results were – they didn’t look much like the pictures in the instruction book, but they were quite tasty!
To add to the holiday excitement, my sister got a new dog the week before named Bear. He's a 2-year-old Black Lab/Australian Shepherd mix that belonged to a friend of hers who could no longer keep him. He’s such a sweet goofball. This was his first meeting with Freya and Chloe. They weren’t entirely sure they loved him. Or in Freya’s case maybe she loved him too much because she was like his white shadow the whole time, which caused some tension. With four big dogs in the house it was a little chaotic, especially since we had to stay on guard to break up any doggie scuffles, but they are all such love muffins that it’s worth a little bit of stress.
Then my birthday was on the 27th. I’m at the point where I kind of dread birthdays a little, but my family made it fun. We had dinner at my favorite Thai place (so, so yummy!!), and my brother made me an Oreo crust, chocolate, caramel pie that is so rich that it took me three sittings to eat ONE piece. But it’s so delicious!!
You can see that Freya was licking her lips hoping to get a piece, but chocolate is bad for doggies. And can y'all guess what I wished for? The same thing I've been wishing for the last few years - let's hope 2016 is the year it finally comes true!
And then for even more holiday excitement, my brother ALSO got a new dog yesterday. She's four months old and is supposedly a mix of husky, lab, and bloodhound. He's naming her Remy after Rémy Martin Cognac because his previous dog was Bailey since she was the color of Baileys Irish Cream. I hear she’s a lovebug, and I can’t wait to meet her on New Year’s Day!!
12/23 - Tina laughs at Sturm und Drang
during book club when she admits cookies aren't gluten-free. They've been eating them for years issue-free.
12/24 - A broken leg, car, and marriage made this a terrible year, but winning the lottery on December 31st turned it into an annus mirabilis
12/25 - When brother opens present, she throws a fit because it's not comme il faut
. The youngest always goes first!! Mom mutters,"Merry Christmas."
12/26 - Tim felt being president of the HOA made him ex officio
the arbiter of taste. Sue disagreed and pulverized his garden gnomes with a hammer.
12/27 - When Mother sweeps into a room, Darth Vader's leitmotif
plays in my head. Today's black dress completes the look. Can she read my mind?
12/28 - Each day she leaves his grave and whispers, "Au revoir
," adamant they'll soon reunite. But at night she holds the gun and loses her nerve.
12/29 - Ivy stares at her sparse curriculum vitae
. She really wants this job. She starts typing. Creative writing was always her strongest skill.
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