Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Update

It's December! Goodness. I haven't blogged in awhile.

I've been busy working on my non-fiction book. The first draft is almost completed. It's been a slow, arduous project, but ultimately, a fulfilling one.

I haven't been able to work at all on my novel for the past few weeks, though while on the drive to work today, I did get to thinking about my main character and how she should react in a particular scene. I'm eager to get back to it.

The second Christmas tree is up - I say second because the first tree was decimated by the cats. You can see what they did below (I had only put on the lights, no ornaments, thank goodness).

Since I was in the middle of a rheumatoid arthritis flare, I had pretty much decided I didn't have the energy to  fix this tree or chase cats around all day. But my wonderful husband surprised me with a brand new, pre-lit tree. When he took it out of the box, he sternly told the cats to leave it alone and, surprise, surprise, they have listened (for the most part). I roused myself enough to decorate it, with the help of my daughter, and I think it turned out beautiful.
It has been VERY cold here - a little warmer today, thank goodness, but we've had frigid temps for about a week now. We also woke up to a gorgeous blanket of snow on Saturday morning. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


4 comments:

  1. Goodness, what did they do to it? Eat it? :)

    We were all expecting a battle with our new German Shepherd puppy when the decorations went up, but amazingly, she's been very good—she's nosed at the garland a couple times, but leaves it alone when we tell her 'no.' Hoping she'll be as good with the tree when it comes in!

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  2. They climbed it, laid in the branches, chewed on it, and took turns wrestling underneath it. It's very possible they ate it, too! At one point, I just gave up and let them have at it. It was a really old tree anyway that had a lot of broken branches, but I didn't want to haul out my 7 foot tree because it takes forever to put together. So! They've been good so far with the new one, though I've had to reprimand them a few times.

    I think dogs listen MUCH better than cats. Cats simply don't care what you think of them because we are, after all, their minions. =)

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  3. Oh my your cats did a number! Luckily, my cat does not really climb things - she is far too lazy. If I'm sitting by the tree she will occasionally come and swipe at a low-hanging ornament for attention but that's about it. We've had quite a bit of snow here and it sure is helping to set the Christmas mood!!

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    1. My oldest cat doesn't bother the tree at all - she just naps underneath it. The other two, though...goodness! But they have left it alone the last few days. Maybe they're getting tired of it.

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