Wait ’til you see THESE gorgeous faces!
Back in 2014, we had The Grocers. Three of those Grocers were sisters Winn Dixie and Von, and their brother Trader Joe. Here are the three of them in November of 2014:
And the three with their brother Ralph:
Well, Winn Dixie and Von were adopted together and went to Indiana, and Trader Joe (who is now Sherman) went allll the way to Wisconsin. And Saturday night, Cathy posted pictures of the girls, and Lilly posted a picture of Sherman!
Didn’t they grow up to be GORGEOUSLY floofy? Thanks for the pictures, Cathy and Lilly!
This year, during the Black Friday sales, I sat at home and did most of my Christmas shopping online. One of the things I was considering doing was having the pictures from all the holiday cards I’ve sent out over the years printed onto small canvases so I could hang them over the fireplace or in the hallway each year as decorations.
Conveniently, an email from Groupon hit my inbox containing a pretty good deal from Collage. I uploaded the pictures, liked what I saw, and bought a 16×20 canvas. It arrived quickly, and I hung it by the front door.
The only thing I’d do differently, if given another chance, would be to make two collage canvases instead of one – and also, I would have rearranged the pictures differently so that the two gray cats (Mister Boogers and Jake) weren’t right next to each other. And I kind of wish the canvas was red or green – but I don’t think that was an option, and I do think that I could just buy a bottle of paint and carefully paint the canvas myself. Or, more likely, I could talk about doing that and then not.
We got a TON of rain on Christmas Day. They were closing roads all around us, but we stayed dry and warm, and George and the chickens* stayed dry in the chicken coop. The ducks LOVED all the water, and paddled around in every puddle they saw. It finally stopped raining and the water is slowly disappearing… but it’s supposed to rain again today, hurrahhhhh.
I hope very much that those of you in the Dallas area are all safe and unharmed. Please report in!
It’s been in the mid-70s here for several days, and I never thought I’d say this: I AM READY FOR WINTER, MOTHER NATURE.
* George and the Chickens would be a good name for a Blues band.
Pink and Adele continue to do well. They spend their days playing and sleeping in the beds on my desk, and at night Pink sleeps flopped across my shoulder and Adele starts out the night curled up against my legs, then eventually moves to the window bed. Yesterday morning, she learned that if she jumps up onto my dresser, I’ll awaken from a dead sleep and hop out of bed to stop her, since that’s where I have spider plant babies in a cup. She did it three times before I got up and gave the cats their morning snack. Soooo… now she knows a surefire way to get me out of bed, doesn’t she? I guess it’s time to move that cup!
2014: I actually can’t believe how well the other cats put up with Jake’s shenanigans.
2013: No entry.
2012: This is Baby Beans.
2011: …nothing keeps you warm like an Elwood blanket.
2010: No entry.
2009: Santa make kitty scared.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry