Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Boys are Back

I collect snowmen. They pose so nicely, too, don't they? Every year the collection grows, and now their box can hardly hold them. You can see how pleased they all are to be out and about, even if they do have to contend with (shhhh) the C-A-T-S .

And look who spent the day helping me decorate the house for Christmas. This is my baby, Molly. Isn't she spectacular? She is as pretty on the inside as the outside, as well!

This Christmas I feel especially festive. I don't know if I've just gotten used to poverty, or whether I've just realized that life is happening around me and to me whether we're poor or not. It's just not going to do any good to fret over our retirement money disappearing, or whether Richard has a permanent job or not. These things are out of my hands, for the most part. My children are healthy and happy. What more could a person ask for?

Plus, the snowboys make me laugh. And the cats. . . this is Gabriel Mozart. He is a sun hog. The cats are feeling festive as well, since Molly added vintage jingle bells to their collars. They sound like Santa's reindeer when they go on the move!


Susie Q said...

Beautiful photos!! I love all your snowmen! I have a few too and they just make me smile...your precious girl is a beauty and the sweet kitty is so dear.
From all of us at Rabbit Run Cottage...Merry Christmas!


Elizabeth said...

I notice that we have several similar snow friends!!
Do you know if the one in the front with his arm raised in a salute taken from the book "Santa Calls"?