Friday, December 14, 2012

Up a tree but still moving

I’ve been meaning to pick up the blog pen again, for quite a while now.  There is, of course, so many wonderful, and not so wonderful things I could tell you about that happened over the course of my absence, but I feel it would be best to start with the here and now.  Sometimes the past can hold you back, and sadly all the things I’ve been meaning to tell you about have held me back from letting you into my wild and crazy life now.

So I’m back. Wild and Crazy as Ever.

Thought now would be as good a time as any to introduce you to the newest member of our herd.   Last year Pumpkin, our Ninja Kitty disappeared.  We’d like to think his stealthy moves led him on a secret adventure to someone else’s home and that he didn’t meet his demise at the jaws of a ferocious beast in the wild.  But none the less, Pumpkin is no longer with us.  And missing our mouser led to this wild and crazy fuzz ball joining our family.

Meet Meap.  The furriest pouncer on the planet.  Miss Meap, is such a wildly active little feline we’ve had to rework the whole ankle bitter definition. Yes, she really does bit ankles.

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Nothing is safe from her curiosity.  This wild and crazy kitty has done more damage to breakables in my home than all my kids combined.  Within five minutes of putting up the Christmas tree here is what she did.  Then she proceeded to stay there for another two hours and would pounce on ornaments the second we hung them on the tree. 

So, in an effort to protect memorable family ornaments, we did something we never had to do with our toddlers.  We placed the tree in a alcove above our stairs.

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The kids were digging the adventure of decorating the tree from the top of a ladder.

Our newest tradition this year is our 25 Days of Christ Advent Ornaments. The sweetest lady designed this and sold out this year but when she picks it up again next year I’m going to get more for family and friends.  Here’s her website.

I made some little bags to hold my 25 ornaments.  I used a scrap sheet and some leftover blue fabric that I had laying around in my craft room.  The numbers happened thanks to t-shirt printable that you can print on your printer.  Iron the numbers onto your fabric and your done. Then I hung them on twine with clothes pegs on my fireplace mantle. 

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I thought of hanging little snowflakes on the bags.  Next year, maybe.  Love them.

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It’s good to be back.

3 comments:

Snooglerat said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy you are back!!!! I check the blog every now and then to see if you have posted and yay!!! You did!! Welcome back :) :) :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

She lives! Welcome back!
Your fireplace advent idea looks darling.

Rosemary said...

Welcome back! I checked periodically. I wouldn't give up. Today, I checked and there were three new posts! Hooray!