The sights and sounds of Christmas are all around us. Since mid-October our senses have been assaulted by all that comes with the holiday season. Music, decorations, trees, tinsel, presents, gift cards, wrapping paper, the lovely sound of UPS trucks—it’s all there! But there are some other signs that there is something in the air.
Last week I started the Christmas baking. I forgot, just for a second, that I was not Heat Resistant Woman with the super power of not feeling hot items and in a moment of insanity tried to take a baking sheet out of a 450 degree oven without potholders. WHAT WAS I THINKING? I guess I wasn’t and that is the point. Sigh. I lived through it and am almost healed up thanks to some great antibiotic cream but it was the start of weird things afoot.
Commence with gift wrapping. Since we do not live close to any family it necessitates some logistics to get gifts sent out in a timely manner. I spent an afternoon organizing and sorting in one of our spare bedrooms in the basement. The cats were my excited helpers, as always. They have a ribbon fetish.
Then it was time to get the holiday cards ready to address and mail out. The stack of photo cards laid on my table waiting for me to get started. Who would have known that Holly had a photo fetish also?
Notice the nice fanning effect that she achieved by gently licking each corner just so…..I apologize ahead of time to anyone who gets a pre-loved card.
This morning as I was reading emails and having my first cup of coffee Buddy proceeded to come in and LICK the nightstand. By the time I got a picture he had moved to my coffee mug which, by the way, was clean —fresh from the dishwasher and no residue on the outside at all.
I am thinking maybe it is because it is my Australia mug and he was trying to get close and personal with the koala bear on that spot. Notice Holly is waiting to move in on the licking extravaganza.
I don’t know what is happening here but it involves a lot of licking. Something is in the air and is weirdness!!! How about in your neck of the woods? Have you noticed anything odd???? Just wondering if I have the corner on it here.