Friday, December 5, 2014

The Paws That Refreshes...

...and it sure as hell AIN'T diet coke!  (confidentially, I am a diet pepsi girl myself)

So since all of us (like Dr. Spo) are stressed with work, home, holiday shit, family, etc., let's have a moment of zen.

Miss Gigi napping on the chair

Miss Oreo in the play tent

Miss Gigi and Miss Nyla at play

Our holiday treat arrived in Wednesday's mail; King Raybeard and John Gray will probably recognize it immediately!



Yep, english xmas pudding and brandy sauce.  I actually got the german spouse to try this many years ago and he pronounced it good.  So every year we have to special order it.

And I also purchased a small (16 oz) fruitcake from Canada (eh, Buddybear) at my grocery store and a bottle of spiked (rum, brandy, whiskey) eggnog from the PA State Store.  Go ahead and laugh, but I like fruitcake - I like all my boyfriends too, right?  Aren't we all just a buncha fruitcakes?

This weekend it's pull out the fake tree and put the electric candles in the windows.  Wait for spouse's gift to arrive next week.  Work like a dog at the office; there will be constant pressure until 1-2-15 (and I don't even work retail!).  Thank the dogs and cats for knitting and books and booze!

OK, back to your regularly scheduled nervous breakdown...

25 comments:

  1. OMG the cats are sooooo cute! And I could probably use a little brandy this holiday season.

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    1. oh honey, we could ALL use booze to fight off da crazies!

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  2. Damn!
    I forgot to soak my Claxton's......
    I'll just have to soak ME in Brandy instead while I eat it!

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  3. ahhhhh, enjoyed the paws that refreshes. I love, love my tutoring kids but, I tell you, I could use a snow delay before the 25th hits. (Also have a spouse bday on the 31st)

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    1. thank you!

      PS - I saw this blog entry this morning and thought of you
      http://disasterfilm.blogspot.com/2014/12/no-place-like-gnome.html

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  4. I don't know what in hell all the stress is about. I'm never stressed. Course, I'm drunk usually to the New Year.....BURP! Now where is that mistletoe tootes?

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    1. (passes the gin bottle)

      now gimme a big ole smooch on the cheeks (not THOSE cheeks, lovey)!

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  5. OOOkay! I am slowly regaining all my old blogs in my blog listing! Whew! Another added!

    Pretty cool post! Thanks!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  6. Meow! That's "happy holidays" in kit-kat-chat.

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  7. Actually I don't recognise that pic, A.M., but then I haven't had Xmas pud for over 30 years. Not that I dislike that grub, just can't be bothered.

    I do like that play tent, though. Maybe I'll get one for mine. If so it'll be the only Xmas 'gift' I'll be buying - and that'll be one more than the number I'll be receiving.

    A bit sad at the mo as another of my regular visitors has disappeared, and I fear the worst. It's (Fatty) Patchy from around the corner, who was such a regular visitor, usually twice a day for the last two years - and he'd occasionally sleep all night on the bed with me, purring like a motor. If he's gone he'll be the third of my visitors (with Ginger and Archie), to have gone that way within eight months. Feel so sad, and missing him a lot.
    But now I've got a new 'replacement' visitor in the form of little Torty who seems to have moved in. Although with collar, no idea where her proper home is. Looks like she's another one who prefers my own place to her own. Love her to bits and though I do like the visits, I do wish they wouldn't give me the idea that they've run away and are trying to move in here. Could do without that additional concern, but what can one do?

    Now I'll let you get back to your busy life, acting out all the compulsive Xmas duties. Yes, thank heavens for the pussies in keeping us sane.

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    1. Would you credit it? Fatty Patchy (3rd para above) re-appeared just a couple of hours after writing the comment. Having been away for over a week, I'd been wearing my mourning weeds for him, and in he comes as nonchalently as ever, as though his never-so-long-before absence had been a mere trifle - even having the gall to turn up his nose when, full of emotion, I excitedly put a tray of food in front of him. He's now been snoozing on my kitchen table for some hours, basking in weak Winter sun, (heating turned up full blast). I suppose he'll soon disappear again with a flick of his tail and unedifying flash of his rear end. Honestly, I ask you! Pussies! What can you do with them?.

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    2. NO XMAS PUDDING? :-(

      I got the tent many years ago as a freebie from a local pet supply store; buy a bag of IAMS dry food and get a play tent.

      YAYZ for old pussies and new! you will have to post a pix of the new torty! pussies are independent little creatures.

      I do the bare minimum of xmas duties. if I were single I would not do anything at all.

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    3. Torty's a pesky little thing - one of those who's ever on the alert for the chance of settling down in a lap. And since mine is the only one around.........
      If she sticks around, as I hope she WON'T, a pic will have to be forthcoming.

      Since I was a kid Xmas has been little more than a nuisance to me -. something to be endured. The only thing I used to like since young days were all the special TV and radio progs, but even they've lost their edge now. Just want to hide away till it's all over.

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    4. I hear ya, and the older I get the more I wanna scream "it's a bullshit made-up holiday, you idiots!"

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  8. Sorry to hear you're under the gun at work. Hang in there and have a few drinks.

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    1. oy, end of month/quarter/year bullshit. everybody wants shit RIGHT FUCKING NAOW for their accounting books/annual budgets. fuck them; piss poor planning on their part does not justify an emergency on our part. fucking sux every fucking december.

      all 7 of us in the company are feeling the pressure.

      thank you for letting me rant.

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  9. I like fruitcake too! I remember my grandmother always having Claxton brand, so that's the one I look for.

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    1. another fruitcake! (wink)

      once I have a slice or two I am done for the year.

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