Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas eve.

The day has started out at +1C. That's not too bad for our area and the feeders were full of birds by 7:00am. 
This is the first week of winter even though we have had freezing cold weather, freezing rain and a few snow storms of late.
And Christmas eve is here.
            Outside the mouse-house window it is a winter wonderland.

Our big dinner will be delayed this year as spouses of our kids take their turn having it with their side of the family. But, in the meantime, smaller more intimate dinners will be prepared and enjoyed over the next few days.

I have hung a 'woof' stocking as we have a guest at the mouse-house for a few days. Our grand-dog Forrest is here. Annie and Audrey are livid 
                                              "You owe me."
but I keep telling them that is no way to act at this time of year. It'll work out, it always does, and then my daughter can travel with no worries about her big baby.
I'll just put a bit more nip in their stocking. :-b

I have a wee bit of cat-sitting to do over the holidays and hope to share those gorgeous faces with you soon. 

I am feeling back to myself again (thank you so much for your good wishes) and enjoyed visits with good friends the last two days. 
 Barb's home is so welcoming; like a big hug when you enter. And her Christmas decor is magical. We had such a great visit and look what came home with me to sit under our Charlie Brown tree. He looks right at home here. :)

So it's a busy day and I must get at it. I have keys to pick up, gifts to deliver and a dog to tend to.

Enjoy the last few hours before Santa loads up that sleigh. I hope you have all been good. Audrey has been such a nervous nilly lately trying to make up for past wrongs. Why, she even helped me pack up some gifts to deliver. Her way. :)
She really is a joyful nut and we love her to pieces.

It's time now to find that Norad Santa tracker and pass it on to the grandittles.
They are beside themselves today. :)

Have a wonderful Christmas eve, everyone.

hugs, Deb


  1. Santa Flies Across The Sky...
    Doing His Moonlight Flit....
    His Reindeer Pull The Heavy Sleigh....
    So Watch Out For Falling _ _ _ _! :).

    Oh! Audrey!x Now! Be strong! Put yer paw
    down if you have to...Forrest eh! Bet he's
    got branches everywhere...Bless him!
    So be nice...well at least try...Once you've
    got yer can go back to normal!
    Well, as normal as you'll ever be! Bless!x

    Oh! I'm pinching your photo for my pussy~cat folder!
    ssssh! Don't tell Deb...!!! :0).

  2. Such a pretty Wonderland!
    Most of our snow has gone due to all the rain we have had.
    However, inside it is Christmas :)
    Poor Audrey, her face says it all :)
    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  3. Stay warm ... Santa Claws is on his way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs and Purrs.....

  4. It's going to be a wonderful day around here. Watching the Grands open gifts, Annie's first Christmas here (I got her toys since she is the most playful cat I've ever had) and family dinner with all of us. Wishing you a Joyful day.

  5. The view outside your window really is beautiful!
    So glad to hear you are feeling better.
    Hugs to Annie and Audrey...they have nothing to fear regarding Santa's arrival at the mouse house for them =)
    Merry Christmas to you all.

  6. Merry Christmas Deb, I hope that everyone in the Mouse House has a wonderful Christmas. My Fur Girls keep checking under the tree for gifts ... there seems to be some re-wrapping needed!

  7. Merry Christmas form Elaine in UK. I used to have cat called Polly with attitude like Audrey!

  8. Merry Christmas, and peace on earth between cats and the dog!

  9. Merry Christmas, Deb and all your loved ones!
    I am almost (almost) jealous of your beautiful winter wonderland.....we here in Nebraska are due for 60 degrees (F)with very high winds tomorrow--not Christmassy at all. But we will survive.
    BTW, that new Santa actually looks a bit like your Retired Guy, not? :)
    Audrey should have given her behavior some thought before now, I think. LOL! Nebraska ><>

  10. Lovely outdoor pictures Deb. Merry Christmas to you and your family, including all the fur babies!

    Christmas blessings,

  11. Have a wonderful Christmas Deb to you & yours. Your blog is always such a lovely magical place to stop by for a visit. I especially adore your furry friends x x x x

  12. Merry Christmas to you and your family at the mouse house. We hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays and stay cozy and warm.

    Julie and poppyq

  13. The first photo of Audrey is awesome. What an expression. This is a good time to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and the snippets of your life that you share with your readers. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  14. Thank you for all the smiles you've put on my face this past year, your blog is a delight Deb.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  15. Poor Audrey, having to worry like that. She probably has more gifts than anyone, under that tree. Your snow is so pretty. I had Poppy here at the computer this morning, looking at your posts and all the pictures. Merry Christmas to you Deb, and all the family, and Audrey and Annie.


  16. I hope everyone there has a happy Christmas (maybe Annie and Audrey won't mind Forrest too much). Having your health back in time for the big day is a bonus, as health goes with happiness in Christmas wishes. God bless all there.

  17. Have a fantastic holiday season
    ✽ ❄ 🎄 Meowy Christmas 🎄 ❄ ✽

  18. Happy Christmas from cool and damp England dear Deb.
    Mary x

  19. Stay warm and stay happy..Merry Christmas x