Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Sweaters

Ah, there she stood, beaming with misguided pride in her gaily-decorated holiday sweater, swishing her hack-job crooked hair, desperately trying to draw attention to herself and her festive costume…unaware, we presume, that the holiday sweater straining over her paunch made … Continue reading

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Typically a mild-mannered, gentle, and well-behaved cat, Rosie showed us his disturbing dark side when his Christmas stocking gift of catnip was poured onto the carpet. His usually friendly, alert eyes became large as dinner plates, glowing and wild. He … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping

I am one of those people that other people love to hate when it comes to Christmas. I am a planner, a list-maker, and I start Christmas shopping sometime in September or October at the latest, with a typed-up list … Continue reading

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Christmas, Changes, and My Private Blog

This Christmas has a special magic, a blessing, wrapped around it, after such a challenging year. I feel grateful for Gary and the kids being together, and for the beautiful week we’ve been having together. They deserve this time together. … Continue reading

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Tag, take two!

Whoops, apparently there was a second part to the tag from Ash the other day, and I am fashionably late in my response (sorry, Ash!): 1. Are you over the age of 25?Yep, the ripe old age of 33. Twenty-five … Continue reading

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Smirking Cat Photo Shoot

The cats groomed and preened endlessly, and ensured they acquired plenty of beauty sleep (23.9 hours in one day, to be exact) before their deluxe Christmas photo shoot! Presenting the much-acclaimed return of the official Smirking Cat mascot, back by … Continue reading

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Christmas Truce

I am feeling rather contemplative today…it might be the gentle drizzle we had last night, my favorite kind of night, cool with just enough mist to feel cozy inside; or it might be that the house is empty again and … Continue reading

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