Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday decor

My holiday decorating is done. It takes less than five minutes. Every year I think about putting up a tree at least one more time. I go look at trees. I consider the price and the likelihood of my cat resisting the temptation to play with the ornaments and realize that I don't really want to go to the trouble. So I go find this needlepoint pillow that I did a few years ago. I plump it up a bit and pick off any cat hairs that I missed when I put it away. And I'm done.

I have only one more ruffle to knit on the edge of a scarf and my holiday knitting will be done. I have the bags and tissue. So I'm planning on being done by this evening. I still haven't bought cards. I'm not sure that's going to happen. But maybe. I still need some ideas for my non-knitting friends and relations but most everything is done in that category too. Just waiting for delivery. I wonder what I'm forgetting.

We're having a nice old-fashioned rain today. Nothing fancy. Just plenty of it. It's been a while. It sort of messes with the outdoor decorations and causes all kinds of havoc on the freeways. But hey! We're not sitting here with no heat or electricity like the folks in the northeast. And it's probably all going to be over by tonight.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Larry!

- Susan S

Monika said...

That's a very nice Holiday pillow! I find myself decoreating less and less each year. But I DO love my fake tree with built in lights, all in gold and red. The dogs don't care a bit about it. I wish you Happy Holidays!

sue said...

I can totally understand your not wanting to put a tree up inside with Patrick. Our kitten has taken to climbing ours so he has to be an outdoor kitten for the day and in the garage at night so he doesnt wreck it. He has even taken to chewing the paper on the presents too. I like the cushion you made. I do hope you have a wonderful xmas.

LizzieK8 said...

Good for you! I am so looking forward to the day it's just me and I can decorate or not according to my taste and energy level!

SNOWBIRD said...

I don't know if I've solved my problem with two cats that want to play with the ornaments on the tree, but my tree is comprised of cat-friendly ornaments. They are PLASTIC! Yep plastic. Looked pretty good too! With the help of my nieces, we found ornaments that look like glass and they have survived a few years of kitty playfulness.