Cats, Dogs, and Christmas trees...
Dec. 6, 2011 6:33 pm
Updated: Dec. 10, 2011 7:32 pm
Just Sunday I went over to Denise's to help here set up her humongous tree... a bit of a challenge, as neither of us really knew just how to connect the wiring for the lights. There are 4 sections, each weighing about a ton, and the connectors are not
marked at all... first ya have to find the darn things, and then hope that they're all plugged into the correct "mate." After around an hour, we finally had the stupid thing placed in her living room window, lights working... It took her cat, Patches, all
of about 3 minutes to decide that it was time to climb her favorite tree... at least a half dozen times! Shoo her out, she'd run off, and around in a circle, right back up it again!
Well, this got my "juices" flowing, so yesterday I drug the box of one of my trees out of it's hiding place, along with a number of boxes of trinkets. Put the tree up, strung 200 lights around it, and set it aside...
Now, to back up a wee bit, it was several years ago that our Afghan hound decided that he liked the "sparkly" things on the Christmas tree, and would pluck a few off each time he was left at home without a human around... Return from grocery, find an ornament
or 3 broken on the carpet. Heaven only knows if the idiot "ate" any of the glass, but as there were always shards, I hoped only that he didn't. Boy was I thrilled the first time I found "shatterproof" ornaments in the stores! Took all of the fun out things
for him, to say the least, but I still find the occasional ornament on the floor. At least they're intact and awaiting replacement on the tree.
Oddly enough, it's only been the tree in the living room that Kenyon has bothered... This will be the 3rd year for two trees, "knock on wood."
Enter the new kitten, Pyewacket... In 24 hours, she's pulled the lights off the tree in a couple of spots... now they're drooping below the branches, definately not where I had placed them. Perhaps tomorrow I can finish decorating it... and we'll see then
if the decorations will stay put or not, but this time, I 'll bet it's the kitten messing with shiny things!
I've still a "mess" of baking to do, and just today ordered a pressure canner, so that I might can homemade beef broth and French onion soup for Rose... I got to thinking of this, as I've a ribeye roast in the freezer that I think has 5 good bones... should
be able to cook them into "something," surely! I'm also looking forward to canning a new batch of piccalilly. Wonder if I can be coordinated enough to do both at the same time! Doubt it, but perhaps the same day, as long as I'm at it!
So, holiday plans are beginning to come together... I ordered some yummies to be delivered to both sis and mom today, taking care of out of state gifts. Now, we'll see how long it takes for the canner to arrive!
Guess I'm out of babble for the evening, be well all, and keep working on those holiday plans! They alone are enough to make a cook crazy!