Friday, December 28, 2007

Tidying up

Although my Facebook status seemed to suggest that I might have already frantically ransacked all our Christmas decor a couple days ago, I am still currently sitting in the Christmas wonderland that is our living room. Cold Mountain is on TV - Bravo maybe? Hey Jude is about to get shot... oops - sorry if I just ruined that 5-year-old movie for you. Alas, poor Nicky.

I just finished rifling through two boxes of baby toys, attempting to sort out which ones can be sold and which ones should be kept. Eeesh. That is a can of worms that I don't really feel like cracking open today. Regardless, my desire to tidy the house ended up focussed on the spare room. You know how there is always a place in every house that ends up being the final destination for all the junk? In our house, that is the spare room. I think I O.D.ed on Clean Sweep (the TLC show - is that still on?) a few years ago, and I suddenly felt compelled to do some extreme tidying today. The fact that Shannon is coming in a month may also be a partial inspiration. The fact that the spare bed wasn't visible this morning was the other inspiration.

Goodness, I'm rambly tonight, eh?

Anyhow, I know I don't usually just ramble for ramblings' sake, but I thought I should stop by and say hello again, lest you all thought we'd gotten lost at the snowhill back on Christmas Day. Not lost, no no... Chilled a little, but not lost.

What a lovely way to spend a snowy Christmas Day! Especially the part where Keith and Jude - no, not the one from Cold Mountain, but Kai's friend's dad Jude - kept tossing snowballs at the kids as they played at the playground. Good clean fun! Oh yes, playgrounds in Boulder are open, even in the wintertime. The snow just makes the slippery parts that much more challenging...

Jude was actually a name that we (or was it just I?) considered for Kai. I don't think Jude even made the shortlist, but I have always liked the name. Maybe our next dog will be a Jude.

Last but not least, Christmas morning exhaustion sets in (note the wing-flipping):


Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had alot of fun!!!! as well as Jake. Jake lets talk about him ..... Do you guys ever think of the people on the hills that are afraid of dogs and how you just ruined their day or only how much fun Jake will have. Something to think about...... says Rowena who is afraid of dogs, and how my fun is ruined when people show up with their dogs at parades, on the beach, parks, walking trails you get the idea I'm sure.

Becky said...

Hmmm. That's a good question. Considering that we live in Boulder and that there are almost always dogs in public outdoor places, and considering that Jake is ALWAYS on a leash in public places because to have him otherwise is a BIG no-no, and considering that we go through great pains to keep him from approaching anyone, even on the leash: No, I don't think we ruined anyone's day by bringing him. :)

I didn't know that you are actually "afraid of dogs" - I thought it was just a dislike.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys keep Jake on a leash, and you make sure he is with you at all times. I have always been afraid of dogs, Mary was my protector growing up. Now I avoid dogs as much as possible.

Beck said...

That little guy flopped out by the tv made my heart twang - what a cutie!
We have yet to have a big family winter outing - it's been either rebuffingly cold or raining with no pleasant mild winter weather to invite us otherwise. One of these days, though!
Thanks for commenting on my kitchen party post!