Italian never disappoints. I'm sure lunch was quite tasty and I know the movie was good. Dad's pain is down to a three and was there all day. He was in a great mood when I spoke to him this afternoon. That makes me a very happy guy. Is there any chance of riding tomorrow?
Thanks on Bosco :) I will do an LOL out of KSO maybe tonight on the dates of the play and details. Had busyness day yesterday. U can ED BD if of any interest :) ED parts for the fridge trckling in and hope they get it all done before Christmas. And Cassandra - hope the little darling gets over her shyness so she can "present" well to a potential foreber home person. How many new kittens came in? Usually they liddul furballs go purty fast. It is the elders that have a harder time.
From Sylviag. Thanks! Bosco and Kibby been sorta good most of the year :) The last day of skool will be Fri, the 20th of Dec. I think 2 performances on Fri the 20th and Sat the 21st to give everyone, to include peeps overseas, a chance to participate. What think you?
It's been a long time since I've watched A Christmas Carol. You inspired me and I just set a recording for the '51 version on the 19th. I can manage the hot cocoa but I'm about two kittehs short of your tradition. Becky's not much for snuggling through a movie so I'll have to tough it out.
Becky just got back from a nice walk so she's currently engaged in a grooming session. All is right with the world there. I hope you and your rescue friends can make the world right for all of your furry little charges. I love White Christmas. It's the one concession to the season that doesn't annoy me. I love the "sisters" routine with Bing and Danny. Bing's rendering of Berlin's classic always warms my heart, too. It seems to me you're getting something fixed on the 14th...was that the fridg or the alarm system? Did the other issue get resolved?
Yes I did.- yay! Took awhile at UPS because I had 9 packages. The great thing is that they check which is cheaper (them or USPS) and send it either way. I assume they take a little cut for themselves if it goes USPS. The best as that they also took my overseas package which I thought I would have to stand in some interminable line at the post office. Now on to the Christmas cards. I don't have a huge amount to do because if we only correspond with someone at Christmas there really is no point to it. So just cards to friends and family we truly keep in touch with more than once a year. Did it warm up your way? We got into the low 30s today and the weather peeps say our arctic freeze is on its way out.
Cassandra is already making progress towards her goal of a forever home then...awesome. There's no end to the kittehs waiting to com into your program. Are these coming from unwanted litters...rescues on the street...owner surrenders? My niece turned me onto an organization called Hope for Paws in LA that rescues dogs on the street. They video the rescue and the aftermath and post them on their site and Youtube. Everyone of them tears your heart out. It's a very effective motivator and they really do great work. The kids are doing well. We've moved into geometry so it's a new realm for all of them. They're bright kids though. What's the movie this week?
I'm sure that patient, repeated contact with loving humans will bring Cassandra around. The challenge will just make it all the sweeter when she gets her forever home. I'm glad you won't have to venture out in the nasty weather. It was 28 this morning for our dawn walk. Becky is oblivious to the cold and it didn't bother me either. Today is a school day so I'll be shuffling off to see the wee ones soon. Have fun shopping!
Becky is moving around much better this afternoon. She hasn't gotten any bacon but there has been some more turkey and that pleases her. That adoption success has got to give you big happies! Congrats! That's such great news for those kittehs. Has Cassandra's behavior improved at all or is she still prone to a fit from time to time? It would be nice to get that reined in and find a forever home for her. It sounds like the group opted for communal memories rather than picking on Patty. It's probably nicer that way. Senor Cuervo can be vengeful the next day. Your caution was probably prudent. Sigh...year end re-balancing of the portfolio...been there done that thousands of times. At least it was a good year for the market. That makes it less painful.
Is tomorrow a volunteer day? I hope you get good news on adoption figures. Cat races is pretty clever and very descriptive. It's easy to picture. Because of Becky's crazy dog antics this morning I decided to take her to the park to play some ball. Predictably we overdid it and Becky is limping around tonight. She strained a muscle in her leg. That's not uncommon these days when we use a Chuckit and really open it up at the park. She needs to stretch better before running. How was the cocktail party? Do you have a favorite cocktail or will you opt for wine? It's nice to be able to bring out one of your mom's recipes that you know is always a hit. I'll bet there are plenty of stories about Patty being told tonight.
Gave you a ringy dingy but u must be out and about doing fun stuff I hope. Still brrry cold here too. I was looking at our local community college fun community class schedule and they have several culinary offerings Actually they have a lot of cool classes to include one afternoon in Feb on Gardening here. For sure I want to attend that. My Seahawk couldn't quite come up with a win today and the 49rs won it in the last cuple of minutes with a FG Was a very exciting game of two evenly matched teams. Oh, Bryan and I love See's English toffee. Got the cookies in tins and into boxes but couldn't find my brown wrapping paper so I have to get a roll tomorrow so I can finish the packing and take to UPS. Once that is done, that's my last major holiday thing. Don;t have to do any shopping except for his Mom. Adults don;t exchagne presents (I just give cookies to everyone) and the gkids, nieces and nephew likemoney the best :)
We're good out here this morning. Becky has settled down after being in crazy dog mode after our first walk. Sometimes the walk doesn't burn off enough energy and she rushes out to the lawn and starts zooming and spinning for a short time. Then she settles down and we can go inside and be peaceful. I've never had oxtail stew but it sounds like something that would appeal to me. Do you spend more time snuggling with the kittehs when it's cold out? What are you up to today?
They were both awful! Whenever I heard "essay test" I got all clammy! At least with a term paper, you knew ahead of time what you needed to write about. There was nothing worse than getting an essay question on something you hadn't studied enough and had to stretch out what little you knew into a whole essay answer. I hated that!!
Yup, it will be Stanford Mich. St. in the Rose Bowl. Auburn will play Fla St for the national championship the following week. That's going to be a high-scoring shootout. While Syl and I are both determined fans we remain very respectful of each other. We haven't engaged in any trash talk leading up to this game. That's probably because Syl is too sweet to lord their record over me and I'm far too aware of how dominant the Hawks have been this season. Your Raiders don't yet have all the pieces in place to make a playoff run it appears. They've actually played better than I expected. My folks are cioppino fans and they used to go out to Pescadero on the coast with friends for big feeds. Not being much of a seafood fan it's kind of lost on me but I have enough food passions to recognize it and appreciate it in others. I'm off to bed. Stay warm.