Sorry about this blog going to the dogs a couple times in a row, but Teddy and Daphne were lucky enough to have their friend Angel stop by for a visit today. Angel is a high-energy yellow lab mix, and she always gives Teddy a run for his money – and he definitely needed it today. He has been rather mopey this week. As some bitter cold temps dipped in for a visit this week, that made me, or anyone else in the family, pretty much unwilling to go outside and play or go for a walk. The sun came out and it was a bit milder today, so I ventured out for some pictures with our guest.
Teddy chases Angel for the beloved football.
Angel speaks softly and carries a big stick.
Daphne decided to stick with a small stick.
Back inside the house, Angel’s mama wanted her to try on the antlers that Teddy wore a couple weeks ago.
This evening, Teddy and Daphne were pooped from their exciting visit!
In other news, I’m trying to be organized! I am the hostess of Christmas dinner for the family next Saturday. Just a week away, can you believe it? So I started today trying to figure out what I need food-wise over the next 9 days (including tonight, which was Rustic Pizza from Papa Gino’s! Mmmmm) See here’s my chicken-scratch plan I mapped out today:
I also negotiated with Meghan to get some house cleaning done while I am work next week. We made a deal that works for both of us. Have I mentioned how jealous I am that our town’s school district is already out on Christmas break, while the district that I work for has to go all the way til Thursday?
I think I’m done Christmas shopping, but I still have to wrap. Christmas Eve will be spent prepping, cooking and cleaning. Today, I got around to putting up a downsized version of my Christmas Village:
More pictures and stories about the Village coming tomorrow!