|Grandbaby Christmas afternoon at our house...|
Christmas day was great fun. The kids and grandkids were here and after opening gifts (grandbaby wasn't sure exactly what all the excitement was about), we had a very untraditional Christmas Brunch... in place of the traditional Christmas Dinner... hot scrambled eggs with green chili sauce with honey baked ham on rolled tortillas and a variety of pastries and danish... as well as Christmas cookies and candies galore. And everyone took home a freshly baked rum cake as well as leftover ham.
As most of you know when you have a house-full of cats, they need to be confined when the food is set out.
If not, they will most definitely *help themselves*. So at about 10 am we started picking up cats and putting them into the master bedroom. Well, it seems that Ghost, the one who never shows her face when other people are in the house, decided to hide. And she is a great hider! We looked everywhere - and finally gave up. She would come out whenever... (certainly not when the kids and grandkids arrived or while they were here).
So... sure enough about 3 pm after the Christmas presents were open, after the Brunch was eaten, after all sat around in the den by the tree and talked and played, and after everyone had gone home and DH and I were sitting on the sofa drinking coffee - a little gray head appeared. Apparently she had been under the tree the whole time (right in the middle of all the festivities). Now we had looked under the tree... with a flashlight even! But she hid under the tree skirt - and there we hadn't looked. We named her Ghost because she is gray and was so hard to see as a kitten on our gray slate floors - but over the years she has definitely earned her name.
|old pic of Ghost under the tree|
Going to close now. DH woke up this morning with a cough. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow to check my right ear as it's been acting strange lately... hurt off and on a day or so ago... (and I've never had an ear-ache that I can remember), and now it seems to be popping in and out like I have a cold which I don't. Anyway, I'm going to have it checked - but if DH is still coughing, I may see if they will let him come with me and be checked also.
AND: I got a book by Dr. Wayne Dyers for Christmas and have been reading it today ("Wishes Fulfilled"). I have to say that his concept of Spirituality is very similar to mine. In this book, he talks about the Higher Self (the God within). I had read "There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem" some time ago and liked it. But this one seems to really be 'spot on' as the expression goes. If any of you have read it, I'd be interested to know what you think. I don't want to start any religious dialog, just curious to know what you think of the book.