I am just going to say it- I am that person who is totally fine with Christmas crap in the store in October. I like to get a head start on things and I want to enjoy as much holiday festiveness as possible! I love those little bells- we made them last year out of egg cartons and tiny vintage christmas ornaments. That is what I love about the holidays- sitting in the house while it rains outside, Charlie Brown Christmas CD on, toasty warm at the art table, glitter an inch deep and scraps of paper eveywhere. Ahhhhh. We love to make things and I love that unhurried time at the table all together. I am in the midst of busy time at work but I am making plans for a few hand made goodies. I have a huge and wonderful collection of vintage christmas stuff just waiting to be repurposed into something new.
This dog is amazing. Everyone said it would be so much work and while he does require energy, it doesn't feel like work. I love taking him for walks and it gets me outside which is great. He is also so tuned into us and sensitive it just gets to me. The other night we watched "The Ultimate Gift" which was a great movie but a tearjerker for sure. We just had the one year anniversary of my Mother in Law's passing and it has been tough year just missing her. That coupled with the movie had us pretty emotional that night. Dusty was sleeping on the floor and half way through the movie, he got up, jumped up on my husband and just put his paws on his chest and stared at his face. Then he curled up in his lap because he could see he needed some love. Then the other day we were all at the park and he hopped up on the play structure and went down the slide with the kids. It is a big wide slide at the top of some platforms he could easily get up and he would just lay part way down and put his paws out front and slide down with the kids. What a personality! Some nights when I finally sit down, he just can't get onto my lap fast enough and he just snuggles in and wants to sleep on me. It is so nice to be around that love all day. It seems in the last week or two he might really be realizing that this is is home now. He jsut seems like he is settled in. We feel so lucky that he got to come and live with us.