Greetings friends! This will be a semi-short post. I have a lot to do today, including, but not limited to, thinking about baking something, finally deciding to bake something and then changing my mind and not baking anything because I don’t have the ingredients and can’t bring myself to go to the store and face the masses on Christmas Eve. Like I said, I have a lot to do today.
Anyway, I thought I would share a couple Christmasy photos with you.
In this first photo, I’m modeling the gorgeous tacky Christmas sweater I made for the office sweater contest. Yes, I won, but I’m only telling you that so you can congratulate me. I’m humble. I also love winning.
Here are a few key facts about the sweater:
1) It has bells that make a festive ring-a-ling-ling sound when any movement occurs.
2) It makes the wearer feel like a linebacker, even if the wearer is somewhat on the scrawny side.
3) When worn for more than 15 minutes or so, the inside of the sweater will feel like an inferno and the wearer will fear spontaneous combustion, or at the very least, passing out from heat exhaustion.
4) After making a sweater like this, your house will be covered in pieces of red tinsel. You’ll find it in your bed. And in the shower. And in your hair. And in your dog’s hair. And in the bathroom at work where you changed into it days ago.
The next two photos demonstrate how much I loved Christmas as a kid.
In this one I’m leaving carrots in the snow for the reindeer. Coat not required. Most kids were concerned about making sure Santa had food waiting, but I was more worried about the animals. Sarah McLachlan would be so proud.
This photo is proof that even the simplest gifts can make a child giddy with excitement. I was one happy kid.
And, finally, this last one isn’t just a photo. It’s a video! My dog Bella decided she would sing “Jingle Bells” for you. Enjoy!
Looks like she forgot the words. I guess she got a case of the ol’ stage fright. But don’t you just love her outfit?!* It’s an XL. But don’t tell her I told you.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Don’t forget to feed the reindeer!
*For the record, I’m not one of those people who makes my dog wear clothes. I just thought it was funny. And the outfit was on sale.