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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pondering the Holiday

If you are here and I am here, then it is safe to say that at least the two of us survived "the end of the world."

My tree is decorated, the gifts are purchased, wrapped and under the tree, some of my Christmas cookies are made - at least the cookie dough is prepared, and the holiday cooking is in full swing!

This holiday has been a very carefully staged event.  Nothing too big, just the basics.  Time spent with family enjoying the season, gazing at my very lovely Christmas tree, rubbing the ears of my dear, dear grand dogs and crocheting. Yes, time spend on crafts that give me a peaceful feeling.  (Knitting would give me more peace, but the project under the deadlines is crochet.)

And here is the biggest Christmas gift of all ... 
an English Bull Dog, named Meathead,
who is healthy, happy, ornery, stubborn, and loving.  

How dear that gift is.  In the beginning of November we feared that this dear soul our family has come to love with an intensity that is fearsome ... this dear dog might not make it to Christmas.  He is well and appears to be going strong!

The best gifts don't come wrapped in holiday paper and ribbons!

Merry Christmas to all!


Posting will resume after Christmas.


  1. "The best gifts don't come wrapped in holiday paper and ribbons!" - Amen to that :)

    All the very best to you and yours and of course to Meathead too :)

  2. Glad to hear the Meatie one is doing well. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. So glad that Meathead is fine and healthy once again.
    Sounds like you are enjoying the season.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and a happy healthy New Year.

  4. And he looks very content too!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. What special and important places our pets hold in our hearts. Having Meaty healthy is the best gift! Happy holidays!

  6. I so agree with you that the best gifts don't come in packages -- and that some of the very best gifts are our beloved pets. I love your picture and description of a now-healthy (thank goodness!) Meathead. What a treasure!

  7. Oh, that face! It's adorable. So happy to hear that Meathead (what a cute name) is doing well. I hope you and your family have a joyous Holiday Season!


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