too much gray!!!
How is your week going? Did you have a good Thanksgiving? Ours was good but quiet. My husband actually wasn't home until after the day so we celebrated on Friday with my Mom. I cooked and kept it simple. My husband had to travel out again on Sunday and I didn't want a lot of leftovers.
My Mother is having a knee replacement on Monday so this season is going to be minimalist at best. I put up a little Christmas tree and decided I like it undecorated.
I also went with a winter theme for Nana's window. I still haven't figured what (if any) I want to put around the wall hanging.
Are you a last minute shopper or do you prepare far in advance for the holidays? I worked in retail as a side job for years while I was raising my son. You can't get me near a shopping area after Thanksgiving! The grandkids are 10 and 15 and we mostly give them cash anymore (who the heck knows what electronic gizmo they are using now?). I did make them each a Christmas quilt. Helena's is aqua snowflake fabric. Her bedroom is aqua:
Miles' quilt is more traditional:
They are both quilted with snowflakes on as you can see on the back:
Scout is as entertaining as usual but she has become a handful lately. Things I KNOW she knew she is ignoring and she is acting out more. She has taken to rearranging the pillows on the couch and sleeping up there when she can:
She doesn't listen at all when other dogs are around and her yanking me has become so bad that I'm worried about my back. Then--I was cooking Thanksgiving and found this on the floor:
I don't like traditional thimbles. I never have and years ago found that thimble pads work perfectly for me.
This was my last pack and Scout had eaten everyone except the one that was stuck on my sewing box (I use one repeatedly until the adhesive wears off). I scolded her and this is the look I get:
My cousin calls this the"Who me?" look.
I talked to friends and family and just as they thought, the thimble pads did not cause her to get ill. I'm sure you can imagine how exasperated I was when I went to use my LAST THIMBLE PAD on Saturday and learned she had climbed up and stole that one too.
"Thank you ,thank you very much."
Scout needs more training. I think she is going through adolescence right now and that is why she is so challenging. I've never had to take any of my normal poodles to be trained they always seemed happy to learn what we wanted.
My husband says Scout is just happy-go-lucky and that is why she seems immune to learning. I found one place with great reviews and it turns out that is where my friend's daughter is going with her dog (Thanks Barb!) so that is top priority for the new year.
Be sure to check out my entertaining posts at LeeAnne's. Have a good week!