Friday, December 26, 2014

Scottie Christmas Mug Shots

Me:  Ok, Duhgall, look at Mommy…
Duhgall:  Ok. 
Me:  Now look over here.
Duhgall:  Okie Dokie.
Me:  Now turn to the right.
Duhgall:  I am already!
Me:  Do you have any scars, marks or tattoos?
Duhgall:  Say WHAT !?  Geesh, do I have to tell you about the freckles on by tummy?  That is a wee bit personal….don’t you think?
Me:  Ok, we are nearly done.  I need a shot to the left now. 
Duhgall:  Maw, you are really pushing it.  You have my best side and that is good enough.  I am done.  D.O.N.E. Do I get a treat for this torture?
Me:  Ok, now I know the only people who really smile for mug shots are the happy drunks.
Duhgall:  I’ll give you a smile, but I promise I wasn’t drinking.  Promise.
Me:  Yea, that’s what they all say. 
Duhgall:  Are we done yet?
Me:  Yes,  and thank you.  I love you , Mr. Dog.
Duhgall:  I love you back.
Duhgall:  I am FREE!  Santa bailed me out and off we go! 
Me:  Santa’s got your back….he really does!
Duhgall:  Paw, get me out of here.  She has gone mad I say!  And please take off this sweater!
Hoping everyone had a fun and Merry Christmas! 
Happy Birthday, Jesus, and thank you for all that you have done for us.  We love you!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Whites

It is a quiet morning here and I am watching the sun come up and melt the blanket of fog that eerily looms over our part of the world.  Soon the birds will appear outside and pick and choose from the winter bounty available in our yard.  A fat Blue Jay is a new visitor and he seems to fancy the bird bath that is filled with fresh rain water.  My Scottie, Duhgall, is nestled up next to me and a steaming cup of Major Dickenson’s French Roast has been poured in my mega white coffee mug and waits for me to savor.  I love quiet mornings.  Hubby and I are catching up on a Madam Secretary show that we missed.  Soon I will be heading over to help a friend make her home beautiful with her Christmas collections.

The house feels cozy with the Christmas lights twinkling and a Christmas candle fills the air with a beautiful scent of orange and cloves.  Low lights shine in the dining room that plays host to the white Belsnickle Santas, vintage deer and some of my round faced old clocks. The painting behind the deer adds for a backdrop for the Winter land scene.  I like using paintings as a backdrop for a vignette.  An old loving cup, with beautiful details of flowers on the base, holds a small little Charlie Brown tree.  Toping the dining table is a carved Swan that is nesting in a stack of wood dough bowls.  The room feels very serene and it is one of my favorite rooms in our little home.


I spied the first bird just now.  Looks like a few more are showing up now.  Time for breakfast!

Hope your day is beautiful and full of wonder!