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Meowy Christmas

Hi, efurryone. This is Sundae, and I FINALLY wrestled the keyboard away from Motor Mommy. Do you realize how LONG it’s been since I have been able to post?

Anyway, today’s update is about…Christmas!  Being a kitty, I don’t really understand what it’s all about, but Motor Mommy has been super busy the last week or so. She keeps going to this one closet upstairs,  and taking out all these things I only see once a year.

I LOVE it when she puts up a tree in the living room. Really?  A tree? Just for me to lie under; how thoughtful. (But why doesn’t she leave it up year-round? She has to know how much I love it.)

Not only do she and Motor Man put up this tree, but then they hang all these little trinkets all over it. I notice that most of the shiny ones are really high up on the tree.  The lower branches have softer pretties on them. While Motor Mommy was decorating, she thought I might want to play with some of the pretties before she put them on the tree.

Yes, these photos are a little incriminating…. we kitties are supposed to be aloof….disinterested…But I really wanted to show my pawrents how athletic I am. (Just look at me: “measuring” that candy cane ornament.)

Soon, Motor Mommy finished trimming the tree.  I couldn’t wait to claim my spot under it.

What’s that?  Why is that little stocking on the floor instead of on the tree?

I’m sure I have NO idea.

~These Days Of Mine~

Random Five….Ornaments

A couple of years ago, Motor Man and I decided to buy a pencil-type Christmas tree.  So it doesn’t require as many ornaments as a larger tree.

Today, I’m sharing a few of the ornaments with special meaning. (Note: for garland on our tree, I use burlap ribbon, so that’s in the background of the pictures.)

1.) On our tree, there are six of these stockings that I crocheted many years ago.  Three are “multi-colored” like this,  there’s also a solid green one, and two red ones. Marshall was just a little boy when I made these.

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2.) Speaking of Marshall, this ornament was new for his first Christmas.

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3.)  When Motor Man and I were first “seeing” each other, we took a day trip to the Outer Banks, specifically Manteo, to The Christmas Shop.  The only thing I bought was this tiny tug boat ornament.  Motor Man has always told me of his childhood days, when his family lived not far from the waterfront. He loved hearing the tug boat captains communicate with each other by tooting the boat horns.

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4.) And, speaking of the Outer Banks, a few weeks ago, we discovered a new shop there with items crafted by local artists. This ornament, made of glass, features a hand-painted image of one of “my” wild horses of Corolla.

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5.) And, finally, this ornament isn’t dated, but it was cross-stitched by our pastor’s wife for my mom (whose name was Donnie).  I’m thinking this was probably in the mid 1980’s. Although the frame looks black in the picture, it’s actually Christmas green. From the time Mom no longer put up a Christmas tree, it’s been displayed on mine.

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But, of course,  according to Sundae…

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she’s the only reason we even put up a tree.

~These Days Of Mine~