Last Minute (Revised)

“Okay,” Bernie says, “now we’re officially behind the eight ball.”

Nothing to worry about so far. I don’t go past two.

“Time to start running around like chickens with our heads cut off.”

Whoa! I crawl under the bed and curl up in the dark.

Welcome single dude, age 6.

And a very happy birthday to Staff!

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104 Responses to “Last Minute (Revised)”

  1. Melanie
    9:08 am on December 23rd, 2011

    The single 6 year old pup has the greatest ears!

    A little birdie whispered in my ear (and it wasn’t Alice) that

    STAFF HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY!

    Franklin will be blurring by later today with your cake.

    Happy Birthday, ND!

  2. OleyHowlers
    9:09 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Good morning Chet, Bernie, Spence, Admin, and everyone!

    We are also behind the eight ball here. Must be going around.

    Mom had T.C. post something early this morning to reply to Barb from last night.

  3. BearSpiritDog
    9:12 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Oh, oh Chet, looks like Bernie waited until the last minute again.

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Happy Birthday Staff!!! And many, many more.

    Macy: Your card from last night was beautiful. Thank you for the virtual and the real.

  4. OleyHowlers
    9:13 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Staff. Hello Melanie…great cake as usual!

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Staff. Loved your Whooping Crane card, simply beautiful! Knew you loved those magnificant birds.

    Melanie, You have outdone yourself again with the cake. You could go into the cake decorating business (gluten free of course).

    Oley, Did read your post. We did not fully understand it, because we had not read IT, and had no idea who Pennywise was. Barb thought she was having a Sr. moment, and had forgotten Penny from 11-22. Funny that Derry is in both, although he did not speak highly of the town.

    Barb just opened her gifts from her bro and SIL, since she is getting ready to leave this afternoon. Guess what they gave her for one of her gifts! 11-22-63! On no, should we regift, or try to take it to B & N for a credit? Will they take books back?

  6. dawson
    9:31 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Oh my! I just post on yesterday’s. Wookie: a message for you there.

    Happy Birthday Staff! My favorite older sister.

    I’m off to work. It is going to be above zero here!! In December!!

  7. Sam
    9:31 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Staff!

    Well, it looks like the Marauding Goats win this time. Aunt Mollysmom’s and my toffee hasn’t arrived yet. No fair! I’m just a cute little fluffy dog and the MG’s are big and ugly and, and, and … Waah!

  8. BearSpiritDog
    9:31 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Franklin: Ya’all be careful with that beautiful cake now. Make sure it arrives at Staff’s house in one piece (or, with only one piece missing, as the case may be. tee hee)

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Sam, I bet your toffee arrives today. It is worth waiting for! The chunks with the whole almonds are the best!

    Barb is loading the car now. Half filled up with gifts. Good driving conditions here today. Cold, sunny and dry. Not even any wind.

  10. dawson
    9:41 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Sam! No crying today. Staff has wished it and so it shall be. Happy, happy, happy.
    Another fabulous creation, Melanie. I know it tastes heavenly.
    Oops! Late for work.

  11. Melanie
    9:43 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Sam, as of yesterday T&G had not received their toffee either. When I sent them the Golden Paw and pic, they got the package AFTER Siber-H. And T&G live 20 miles away from me.

    Weird.

    Franklin has taken the cake. He mentioned some other errands as well. We’ll have to hear from Staff if the cake get there in one WHOLE piece.

    Everyone, if Franklin comes by tell him to be home by 3 pm so he can greet YSAS.

  12. Masquers
    9:45 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Dawson: A town named after you? How kool!
    Sammy: Don’t give up hope. There’s still today and tomorrow for mail delivery.
    B&M: I’d say we’d buy it from you, but it would cost a ton to mail it. I’m sure B&N will exchange it.

  13. Rose
    9:49 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Good Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Staff!

    As always, Melanie, your cake is a work of art!

  14. Rose
    9:53 am on December 23rd, 2011

    B&M: If there is a store receipt, or better yet, a gift receipt, B&N will definitely take it back.

    Dawson: Was “Dawson’s Creek” that “Dawson Creek?” I never knew anyone who had a town named after them…

  15. Masquers
    9:56 am on December 23rd, 2011

    I have long held the opinion TMGs not only work for the Royal Canadian Postal System, but for the USPS as well. ie: G&BB’s bent envelope. And, Amazon, who usually sends books in sturdy packaging, has fallen down on the job of late. One box in particular, containing That book, looked suspiciously like someone had tried to pry it open.

  16. Tyb
    10:03 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Staff. Another beautiful cake, Melanie. You know how to do them!

  17. Mollypop's Mom
    10:07 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Staff – Happy birthday and I promise not to cry today. IT’S SNOWING.

    An article in today’s New York Times says that it’s not just the ski areas in the East that are hurting, but out West too. Except for – ahem – New Mexico.

  18. Mollypop's Mom
    10:14 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Melanie – That is a perfect cake. Abbie and Alice Magnolia will like it too.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    10:17 am on December 23rd, 2011

    No gift receipt in the book. We will still try, but not today – busiest shopping day of the year, so don’t think we want to participate in that foolishness!

    Have to go grind up some apples and cranberries for a jello mold for tomorrow night’s party. This is one Barb’s mom used to make every holiday. Back when Barb was a kid, they got out one of those old grinders that attached to the counter, and then fed all the cranberries and apple pieces thru. It was quite a project. Now Barb uses a food processor, so it is easy-peasy.
    Grind this morning, add sugar, set till tonight, then mix with raspberry jello. Very festive.

  20. Melanie
    10:18 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Good news. Sweden has come through!
    Though the place where I bought the solar car kit wouldn’t help me, I wrote to the company who made the toy. Sweden.

    Yesterday I had an email from their marketing saying they would get back to me after the Holidays.

    This morning, I received an email from one of their toy engineers. HE HAD GIVEN ME THE PDF OF THE MANUAL!

    I wrote back saying he was making a little boy very happy!

    MollyPop’s Mom, after saying we would not be getting any snow for the Holidays, the weather people did not count on our Hilltown! We had an inch last night. Very pretty and melting fast.

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    10:20 am on December 23rd, 2011

    HAPPY HAPPY CORGI DANCE!!
    Just for Staff. Just for your Birthday!
    Hope you have the most wonderful day of the year!

    We may be sending you a present….if we can just find a box and some packing tape. Mama hid it. But we’ll sniff it out

    Here kitty, kitty….Baaay-sil….Saay-age….want some catnip?

  22. dawson
    10:26 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Well…I married into the name Dawson.

  23. B.Stover
    10:30 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Chet, you are making me laugh again. But thinking of the headless chicken…..I’d crawl under the bed also.

    Happy birthday Staff!

    (Whispering: Being behind the eight ball is bad, right?)

    Good morning all.

  24. Rose
    10:36 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Molly’sMom: At least soemone on the east coast is getting snow. I don’t think NY is getting any.

    B: You don’t ever want to be behind an eight ball….Shiver.

  25. Staff
    10:46 am on December 23rd, 2011

    thank you thank you…bowing is happening here. n

    Not only does Dawson live near Dawson City, but the house we grew up on is very near Drew Ave. It still causes confusion in the inattentive.

    Melanie, I am looking for the cake. Will it be soon? It is really beautiful.
    My brother, TurtlemanFred, will be here this afternoon. We will play cards. Hopefully I will win. Snicker…I do so enjoy winning. Of course I have almost as much fun when I lose spectacularly and get to whine and complain while doing so.

  26. Rose
    10:50 am on December 23rd, 2011

    For those of us waiting…..With a special shout-out to Mollypop’s Mom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooc5eJc5SHA

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    11:01 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Rose – That video was great! Santa was good but I loved the reindeer.

  28. Snowhook Bella
    11:10 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Staff: wishing you the happiest of birthdays!

  29. B.Stover
    11:16 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Beautiful cake Melanie.

    Macy’s card last night was neat.

  30. Rose
    11:17 am on December 23rd, 2011

    MollyPop’s Mom: That is one of my favorite Christmas videos. I always laugh at thr reindeer, especially the one singing falsetto.

    Rebecca: How is your visit with your family going?

  31. Melanie
    11:27 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Wöökie: I will have to try getting dry gluten free crackers. My guess is that GF flour would not work? I would be scared to have a Menora here. Too many tails and The Pack is not as well behaved as you.

    Time to do some work. I have finished our Christmas poem and Patsy is looking good in the picture I took. She sure has to put up with a lot from me.

    YSAS is on the train. Gets in to Wassaic, NY in a little while. His cousin is picking him up. He still have a two hour car ride to get here.

  32. Rose
    11:40 am on December 23rd, 2011

    T&G: Bad corgis! You wouldn’t do anything to hurt the Herbs, would you?

    Royal Mum: Please check your SDD.

    Signing off for a bit. Prof and I are going to see the film “The Artist.”

    Looking forward to Rio’s card!

  33. Barb & Maggie
    11:49 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Is The Artist the silent movie that just came out?

  34. B.Stover
    11:59 am on December 23rd, 2011

    Rose: Let us know what you and the prof think about the film.

  35. Siber-H
    12:03 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Staff!! I’ll try to promise, no sobbing today. Hope you have a special day!

    Very pretty cake, Melanie.

    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!!
    Dawson lives close to the Yukon Quest Trail!

  36. Masquers
    12:55 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Rose: Very kool video! Hope you don’t mind if I share with some facebookie friends.
    Someone here is still wrapping presents. Talk about being behind the eight ball.
    Mollypop’s Mom: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

  37. OleyHowlers
    12:58 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Rose, thanks for sharing that video.

    Still wrapping? Someone here has not yet started wrapping!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    1:22 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Oley, If you haven’t started wrapping yet, you might consider gift bags instead. They are a little faster. Barb’s kids like to call her the bag lady, because she uses a lot of them. Plus she scarfs up evey loose bag she finds on the floor so she can reuse them.

    She is taking off now for the burbs. Gifts, cookies, some of the toffee, etc, all in the car. My buddy Jordy is coming at 5:00, so till them it’s nap time for me.

    We are wisihing everyone a joyous holiday – Christmas and Hanukkha. Will be back on Sunday, so will catch up and check in then. Hugs and lots of holiday love….

  39. Melanie
    1:25 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Christmas carols by the Piano Guys. Except this time it’s the cello dude.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9GtPX6c_kg&feature=digest_thu

  40. Snowhook Bella
    1:27 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Rose: It is good to see my family, but I will say it hasn’t been restful. Bev is an early bird and Coach is a night owl so if I want to maximize my time with them it means I don’t get much sleep.

    I love wrapping presents. Maybe it’s because I love giving gifts.

    Almond Bark! Bev’s almond bark popcron is in mass production today for gifts. She’s doing most, er all of the work, and I’m in charge of taste testing. So far it has all been quality. Off to the store to get more sprinkles—it’s a sprinkle emergency.

  41. bluecat
    1:39 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Aw, Macy. Your pretty card has sparkles, and it moves.

    Best wishes to all for a holiday weekend made of love and dreams fulfilled.

  42. Macy's Mom
    2:13 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Todays Kromerism on Twitter: “You say “Below Zero” like it’s a bad thing.” –just for you frosty Alaskans and Yukonians. *is that like a cubic Yukonian, just wondering*

    Love the videos, even dad watched, including the Star Wars parody by the cello guy. Dad never watches the whole thing, it is a miracle.

    Happy Birthday, ND! (and I know that you know that it is Dawson Creek, not city, heh heh) Enjoy your slobbery virtual cake.

    Our nephew Michael, newly discharged from the Navy arrived overnight, so our family is complete. Now for one more gift card… Also our Niki arrived last night. We have not seen her yet, she is staying with our Angela. Tonight we are all getting together to go look at the lights in nearby Grapevine. It is a old fashioned Main Street all done up and at the bandstand they have a huge synchronized music and lights display. (I said we all…but I bet you anything no dogs are going to be invited, hmmph)

    And the big news is…for the first time in history both of our girls have boyfriends!!!(if you can call a 44 year old a boy)Mom and Dad are excited to meet them. fingers crossed

  43. Macy's Mom
    2:15 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Oh, and mom says to tell you that she uses the reusable grocery bags from different local stores for some of the gifts. We love the earth. (new ones, sheesh, she is not THAT cheap, bol)

  44. B.Stover
    2:31 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Instead of making plum pudding, I’ve made sour cream coffee cake.

    Have fun with your families Barb and Macy.

    Sorry you don’t have snow Mollypop’s Mom. It’s sunny and 31 here and no snow.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    2:45 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Melanie: Nana’s niece plays the cello. She will LOVE this. The Piano Guys are great – thanks for passing the videos on to us.

    Great idea, Macy. We found the “Thank You” bags are good for gift giving. Like you, Nana is a big believer in taking care of the environment.

    SnowBella: Sounds like you are having a Wonderful time visiting with your family (whispering) even if you are up early in the morning and late at night. Hmm…that leaves only a siesta in the middle of the day. Bear can relate to that!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:48 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Bah!…Humbug!…grunt!…Someone just came home from finishing her shopping and is disgusted….grunt!…. Apparently there are no bedroom slippers in this town that her mother would like. So instead of shopping with the masses, she ended up at Bed, Bath and Besides…grumble!….Everything in that store cost 5 to 10 times more than anywhere else…sniff!…Now she has a ton of wrapping to do again and she is definitely not in the Christmas spirit…heh!… Maybe after she gets her hair cut she will feel better…wuffle!

  47. Staff
    2:53 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Rio…tee hee. Look good = feel good.

    I better get wrapping too!

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:00 pm on December 23rd, 2011
  49. B.Stover
    3:08 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    My brother just called. It’s 55 in Nevada and they think it’s too windy to go golfing. Jeeze louise as Melanie would say.

  50. B.Stover
    3:28 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Cool. Spence revised today’s blog to wish Staff happy birthday.

    I like the card Rio. The one dog is Watson.

  51. BearSpiritDog
    3:31 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Yikes! The Eleventh Day of Christmas Dogs. That means, that means…..I’d better get wrapping!

  52. bluecat
    3:35 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Wolfie – it melts in my mouth and it’s all MINE, MINE, MINE. Big head butt to you in thanks!

  53. Macy's Mom
    3:47 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Loved the pipers, favorite so far.

    Wolfie, message from dad, “tell your dog friend that his mom makes a damn fine piece of candy”. High praise indeed!

  54. Tyb
    4:27 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Two days to go and counting.

  55. Masquers
    4:53 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Tyb: You are so photogenic! Of course your dad is a photographer, but still…

  56. Rose
    5:10 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Masquers and OH: I’m glad you like the video. It’s one of my Christmas faves. Of course, you can share it Masquers!

    My wrapping is done…I think the Prof is doing mine once I go to bed tonight. Talk about being behind the eight ball.

    Staff: Did your cake arrive in one piece?

    B&M: Yes, “The Artist” is the silent picture.
    B: The Prof and I LOVED it!!!

  57. Rose
    5:13 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    TYB: I love that picture! Dawg, you NEVER take a bad picture, do you! That would make a great Christmas card…I would make a donation to Blou’s charity for a copy of that.

  58. B.Stover
    5:14 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    TYB: You are beautiful!

    Rose: I just don’t know if I could sit through a silent film.

  59. Melanie
    5:22 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Here is my ALL TIME FAVORITE video of “Carol of the Bells”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JX5uF8CG0s

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:27 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Mr.TibbS!…He’s as good-looking as I am Ugly! crafty!…snort!…What a guy!

  61. Rose
    5:55 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    B: I never thought I could sit through a silent film or foreign film until I met the Prof. Over the years, I have warmed up to both. “The Artist” is so much more than a silent film. It is beautifully filmed, in fact there are several frames that could easily serve as framed art. It is funny and poignant, and at 100 minutes, you may be able to make it through the film.

  62. Macy's Mom
    6:06 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fUcXvmUYKhM
    The music of the chorus is “different”!

  63. Mollypop's Mom
    6:14 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Sammie can stop crying now. Our toffee has arrived.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:20 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Toffee!….My toffee arrived! It looked like the post office put it through a meat grinder, but the little bit I got for a taste was delish!….snort!….Thanks so much Wolfie and Maw!….Wooooo!

  65. B.Stover
    6:24 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Okay Rose. I’ll try the Artist.

  66. dawson
    6:43 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    I have company so can’t stay but I just want to say…I got a package in the mail from Colorado. WhoooooooHooooooo!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:47 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Gasp!….Oh My Dawg!…snort!…All those little cards finally made it to Dawson….((((whew!))))….My friend will be so relieved, let me tell you what!…heh!…And right before Christmas! Perfect!…chuffle!

  68. Rose
    7:17 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    B: I hope yo like the film!

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:32 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Relaxation!…snort!….What another busy day for everyone. Not for me mind you…heh!… Now supper is over and we are all ready to settle down and digest it…sniff!…Netflix brought us the original Shop Around The Corner. Prelude to You Got Mail…chuffle!… Everyone should see the original if they enjoy the new one with Tom Hanks…snort! …It is delightful! You can’t go wrong with Jimmy Stewart…wuffle!

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    7:55 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Heaven…we’re in heaven….
    toffee heaven…..yummmmmm
    Wolfie – please give your Mom a giant schlurpy kiss from us!

  71. Siber-H
    8:04 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    TOFFEE!!!

    The toffee is another one of those Christmas miracles. It arrived today. Thank you so much Wolfie and Mary. This has already been mentioned before, but it really does melt in your mouth.

    We haven’t had a lot of time today so just got a chance to look at all the carda and videos. Enjoyed all of them. Thank You!
    Macy, That was a beautiful card from you.

  72. Melanie
    8:15 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    What fun! YSAS is here and we watched “Wanted”. I felt like a grown up. snicker
    Good movie, good casting, good acting, VERY GORY.
    I would just tell YSAS to tell me when some parts were over.

    He and I got the shopping completed (knock on wood).
    Dinners:
    Christmas Eve, scallops
    Christmas, surf and turf
    Boxing Day, make your own sandwiches (different meats and cheeses) and I believe a certain Royal Mum and Da are coming with some shrimp.
    Tuesday (does that have a name?) Crab Newburg.

    Whew, going to bed now. Even YSAS. He’s catered and coat checked for two whole weeks. He’s looking forward to going back to extra work.

    Loved the cards and videos.

    TTFN

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Presents!…Unexpectedly having to buy presents for everyone this year has spun her head around…sniff!…Just because her brother, the one who always missed Christmas because he had to work, is now retired and wants everyone to exchange gifts….grump!….So for her brother she is doing this. But, she never knows what to buy him and ends up buying his wife and her mother stuff…heh!…So the poor guy still won’t have many gifts to open…heh!….I have noticed that Beau and I each have a gift under the tree…woooooo!!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:22 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Staff!….Happy Birthday!…snort!….Sorry I do not have a store-bought card for you this year….sniff!…She says, “We are cutting back…on everything!”…grunt!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Clarkson!….Oh! He is home safe and sound…wuffle!…I’m so glad he will spend Christmas with his family. You are my Hero Clarkson!…snort!snort!….Merry Christmas to YOU!…wheeze!

  76. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:32 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Staff. Sorry this is a bit late, but wishing you Happy Birthday (and mom says happy quilting too) from all of us here in Chevy Chase. And what a lovely looking cake too, with AJ and ATK featured prominently. (Whispering) Did Franklin ever arrive with the cake or did he just show up with a severe case of cake and frosting breath? Inquiring minds want to know . . .
    Rio. I actually have my very own stocking (it’s shaped as a huge red paw) that is hanging by the fireplace and it looks like it is stuffed with goodies. Can’t wait …
    Wookie

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Paw!…Wookie is your Red Paw bigger than the Golden Paw we all received…heh!…I’m hoping it is, for your sake…snort!

  78. Tyb
    9:53 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Rio,
    Why, for dog’s sake do you say you’re ugly? I think you’re quite handsome my friend.

    Rose,
    How do I get a copy or two of the “Don’t open until Christmas” card to you? I’d be happy to do just that.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Hey!…Where is everybody tonight?…snort!….I bet everyone is at Christmas parties or dinner parties or out last minute shopping…sniff!….We are very glad no one here is out and about tonight on this cold, cold, very cold night with snow packed roads and ice everywhere…grunt!…We are all snug as pugs and warm watching TV. Beau is dreaming of Santa, I can tell because his curly tail is wagging while he is snoring to high heaven…heh!…That’s a first!

  80. Siber-H
    10:02 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    I’m here. We have a very cold night also and bad roads. Mom is reading a book and I just emailed Santa with a reminder than I want a snow gun for Christmas.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    SiberH!…heh!…Now that is what’s called “Dreamin’ Big”…chorkel!

    Mr.Tibbs!…I did not say I was Ugly!…snort!…I crossed that thought out and said “Crafty” instead…heh!…Someone here thinks I have my own endearing beauty…sniff!…We are not sure about Beau yet…heh!…He is an enigma.

  82. dawson
    10:32 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Well…I was going to save my present to myself until Christmas. But then I remembered…I don’t do Christmas. Heh. So I opened it right up. The quilled cards are really wonderful. My favorite is the Gerber daisies with one that is not fully opened yet, or is it the sunflowers, or maybe it is the roses, but I do love the purple one that has bling in the middle (how did you get that tiny diamond placed) and 6 long stamens shooting out, though it could be the candles or any of the others. I can’t choose. Who is going to get a present with one of these cards attached? Nobody!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Cards!….Dawson, I can write for my friend when I say that we are very happy you like them all so much you do not want to give them away…heh!heh!…That truly is a huge compliment in itself. I’m sort of glad now that you did not receive them when you were with Staff…sniff!….She might have wrangled a few away from you…wheeze!

  84. Siber-H
    10:41 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Perhaps we could just show the person to whom we are giving a gift one of those pretty cards and tell them this could have been the tag on your present, but isn’t because we are keeping it.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    SiberH!…hmmm. Possibly not one of your better ideas…heh!heh!…It still seems like a pretty darn good compliment though!…chorkel!

  86. Siber-H
    10:55 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    It would be a terrible thing to write on those cards like you would if they were attached to a present.

    We are turning in.

    Night All

  87. Staff
    11:01 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    The relatives have finally gone home. Heh. After leaving presents of course. And the cake was delightful. I was under the impression that it would be the whole cake but the Newf delivery dog explained that it was just the middle part with the words on it that was expected. He also told me his name was Benjamin???? I thought it was Franklin that was delivering it. He said that you can never tell them apart and HIS name is BENJAMIN.

    Anyway it was super delish and I sure wish there was enough so we all could have seconds. However it was yummy and I really appreciate it. Every bite. And the special deliver was very special even if “Benjamin” did have frosting around his mouth. I thought the duct tape closure looked really nice too. I guess that was because you wanted to make sure it didn’t get lost during transit. Good try.

    Hugs,
    Staff and family

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Suggestion!…My friend says if you do give them away as gift cards, it might be nice to write the “To:” and “From:” on the back of the little card…snort!…Just a suggestion.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    News!…Colorado news tonight is: Snow! Snow! Snow!…Lots of Snow!..Ice! Ice!…Chains! And Ice!…grunt!…This is making all that last minute shopping really hard…gruffle!…My friend went to one shopping area and made do there. She spent way more than she planned, but probably saved lots more because she did not have an accident…wheeze!

  90. Masquers
    11:16 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Mom is finally done with the last minute wrapping. Luckily I supervised or she would still be at it.

    Rose: I do have the Artist in my queue. I think it may be showing only in neighborhood Art Theaters. Who knows how long before it comes out on dvd. Have you seen Midnight in Paris? One of our favorite films of this year.

  91. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:19 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Me and mom are here, Rio.

    We just decided to go to southern Callyfornia tomorrow. One of her best friends is going through detox and is having a difficult time, so mom is heading down to help her out. This has been somewhat of a scrambled Christmas anyway.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Film!… We here used to love watching movies…sniff!… Now someones life seems to be consumed by quilling…grunt!…We never get to watch new movies anymore…grumble! …I’m suffering I tell youse! I’m suffering big time…sneeze!

  93. Tyb
    11:28 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    C. Harris,
    Did you see my post in answer to your question about therapy dogs in nursing homes?
    If you did and answered me, I must have missed your reply. Let’s try again.

  94. Tyb
    11:31 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Rio,
    I agree you are crafty. Your ugly, crafty post wasn’t easy to read and I missed the correction. Now as I go back and really study your entry, I can see that the ugly was crossed out. I didn’t see that earlier.

  95. BearSpiritDog
    11:31 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Rio: Post-it (as in notes) puts out a new detachable strip in a couple of different colors. It comes in handy when you don’t want to write directly on the card.

    Wolfie: Your mom is a good friend.

    Turning in. Tomorrow is the eve before the big day.
    Nite all – Bear

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:41 pm on December 23rd, 2011

    Delivered!….We here can rest deeply but not silently tonight knowing that the last little box of cards has reached its final home….whew!… So once she peels Beau out of her lap…grump!….we will all travel upstairs to our beds. Mine being warm and soft with all my beloved baseball toys innit…snort!…Beau’s bed is cold and hard even though he has that damned nyla bone he chews on for about 10 minutes every night before nodding off and drifting into his snoring serenade…grunt!

    Goodnight All!

  97. C. Harris
    12:22 am on December 24th, 2011

    TYB: I missed your post. What day was it again and I’ll go back and read it.

    I leave tomorrow night for KY and arrive Christmas Day. However, the car rental places close at 4 pm and I arrive at 7pm so that is a problem. They won’t book me to rent a car and my suggestion to print out a contract and leave it and a key with airport security was met with a firm “no”–it has to be face to face. Their suggestion was to get a hotel nearby and rent a car the next day–kind of missing the whole point of arriving on Christmas Day. Oh well.

  98. Macy's Mom
    1:16 am on December 24th, 2011

    Careful out there Charris. Travel safely.

    nite all

  99. Tupper and Gilly
    1:41 am on December 24th, 2011

    quick last minute check in. CHarris – that is just awful! Is there no other car agency at the airport?
    Is there anyone close enough to the airport to either come get you or that could rest a car and leave it in a designated lot for you to pick up?
    Customer “service” these days. Bah humbug!

  100. C. Harris
    2:04 am on December 24th, 2011

    T&G: no car or van service. Taxis are $10 to pick up and $2/mile and I arrive in one state and it is an hour’s drive into another state. The relatives I stay with are elderly (80 and 90); other relatives are either out-of-town or busy/exhausted with their big families. However, someone is trying to see who might be able to pick me up; I’d pay, of course for their time and gas. I really don’t want to interrupt anyone’s Christmas. I didn’t foresee this problem as I thought as long as an airport was open and flights were landing there would be cars to rent. At first I was in shock but now I am ok about it. Ironically, it was the airline who changed my flight so that I arrive later (although my original flight would have still been after the 4 pm closing).

  101. Macy's Mom
    3:54 am on December 24th, 2011

    Hah, bumbug!

    Happy Christmas eve!! and Hanukkah!!

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