Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven't been by - and probably wont be for a few days. See, I am STILL getting the Christmas stuff up - it is taking a lot longer than I planned because the outside stuff is taking a while because of the weather (it snowed the first day I put up then dropped to SUPER cold, then yesterday was the first nice day and it had snowed again). I FINALLY got all the exterior stuff done - I got some video last night but need to take a look and see it - I may try for more photos tonight (it is supposed to snow again, but last year I took the pics in the snow, so that won't stop me). I still have to do most of the inside stuff - the tree is still not decorated other than lights, so I will do that today and tomorrow.
I got my packages sent, but haven't gotten any cards done - but they will be done to go out on Monday (I really hope!!) And of course based on my history that is totally not true - but I will be at least getting the ones that have farther to go done! Oh, and actually I kinda lied about the packages - I do have one special one that I can't talk about but lets just say it is a surprise for someone out there (and actually that is also a lie, because I just remembered one more I have to send). I would love to send a special surprise to everyone, but of course I would need a lottery for that (but if that happens all our blog friends will be on our special surprise list - of course you are more likely to be killed being crushed by a vending machine then to win the lottery, so I don't see it happening any time soon!)
Barney is feeling better (yay!!) We went to the vet yesterday morning - he screamed like a banshee all the way there. The good thing is that I finally got new tires so I could do faster than 45 mph and take the, hm, I am not sure what you call it - it isn't really a highway, but it is a road that is fast like one. That made the trip quicker so it was easier on him. His ears aren't infected but they are red, so it is good we got in before it got bad. He has ear drops - he got his first dose last night and wasn't a fan, but he got treats so I think it will be ok. He was better on the drive but I think he had a little bit of a tummy ache or something because when he was mewoing it was more of an I don't feel good meow, but by the time we got home he was ok and ate his breakfast with no problems (I never feed them breakfast til after a vet trip - not just the traveler but everyone - just to avoid accidents and car sickness - I think that is how they always know someone is going because I usually feed them first thing). There were no actual accidents in the carrier so I think it was maybe a bit of car sickness (and since I get it easily I can sympathize with that).
Oh, our friend Tia, from Cuddles and Catnip, who we had as a Friday Friend yesterday is quite sick so please send her some purrs and woofs. Her mom is sick too - all three (Tia, her mom and Molly the assistance dog) have had the same thing for a while, and it almost seems they keep passing it around. They will be apart while Tia's mom is on vacation, so hopefully the separation will help it get cleared up. I feel so bad that all of them keep getting so sick - if you could stop by with some good thoughts that would be great - they can be found HERE!
Ok I have to go get to work on decorating (I seriously overslept today), but before I do I have to tell a funny non-cat story. So I took a day off work yesterday, and it was also garbage day. We have doors that you have to unlock to get in but you can open them inside without unlocking them. If you don't think about it you get locked out. So Brad got up to take out the garbage and go to work, and got himself locked out of the house! Now, luckily it was warmer yesterday, but it was still below freezing. He can get into the garage easily because we have an opener on the outside. But of course knowing I was off, and trying to be sweet, he didn't bother to try and call me (he had his cell phone with him) he just waited. For 2 1/2 hours. So at about 8:30 I get up and at 9:05 I hear knocking at the door - I had noticed that Brad's car was still here but thought he was upstairs sleeping - and I never answer the door if I am not expecting someone (It is hard to see who is out there with houw our door is - you see figures but can't tell who it is). So I didn't answer, and about 10 minutes later I still see someone out there - and thinking Brad is upstairs I call him and discover that he is outside - I hadn't noticed that the little light that shows the garage is open was on, so I get him and discover he was the one at the door. So he was late to leave (he called in sick for the morning anyway because he got home from work at almost 10 last night) and cold. We really need a hide-a-key in the garage because this has happened to me too - luckily in the garage, with the deadbolt open, so I was able to get in by well, breaking in.). Ok, that is all for now - I will try to get the exterior video up, and if I can, I tried to get some video of the cool houses that we like to drive by every year, so if that looks good I will post that too!
Everyone have a great weekend and early week if I don't get by!!