Sunday, November 29, 2009

No Tree... yet

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' ~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"

Well... we didn't end up getting a tree yesterday and DD was terribly sad about it. I promised her we'd get it today and decorate it tonight, so she was a little better.

We started a fire in the stove last night -- boy, did it keep the house toasty warm! Even so, I was a bit uneasy and probably will be for a long time. I'm not going to like leaving it burning when we aren't home. Last year's chimney fire has scarred me for life, lol.

Dakota earns kudos for being a good, well-trained dog. Two days ago, she'd gone out to potty while it was raining. When she came in, I put her in a sit/stay at the door and went to go get a towel. I dried her off, patted her head and walked away. A few minutes later, DH was in the kitchen and looked over at the back door. "Why is the dog just sitting there?"

I felt awful! I'd never released her from her stay. Poor puppy was just sitting there, ears down, looking pitiful and forgotten. However, she felt much better when I gave her some turkey afterward.

Good dog.


You Are Cherry Pie

You are a total sweetheart, but you also have a tart side to you as well. You can't help but be a little naughty.

During the holidays, you try to lighten the mood and keep things fun. You think that the holidays should be a time of joy... not stress.

Your ideal holiday has lot of laughter and good times. You definitely prefer a holiday with zero drama.

You believe that people often forget that holidays are for celebrating. You try to make every holiday event a bit of a party.

Hmmm.... about 50/50 -- you?



Maria Zannini said...

Turkey always makes everything better. LOL.

What a good dog.

Ceri Hebert said...

You Are Apple Pie

You are warm hearted and generous. You're the type of person who's willing to take a small piece of the pie so that everyone can have some.
During the holidays, you do your best to give as much as possible. You are always thinking about what you can do for others.

Your ideal holiday would be spent with your closest family and friends all in the same house.
The greatest present anyone can give you on the holidays is to simply be there.

What a good dog! I have to deal with the Anti-Dakota today at my father in law's house. My BIL's dog will be there and he's so incredibly ill-mannered (but sweet). And he's a German Shepherd. He's in definite need of the Dog Whisperer.

Dru said...

re quiz: I'm an Apple Pie.

aaawww....what a good dog Dakota was.

Good luck with your tree buying today.

Have a good Sunday.

Tori Lennox said...

Dakota's come a long way. :)

Brandy said...

Woo-Hoo! WTG Dakota! What a good girl! I hope you were able to find your tree today and decorate it.
According to the quiz I'm cherry pie. But I like apple pie better. *G*
Hope you had a good day!