Monday, December 19, 2011

A mad, mad month

I'd been feeling very sorry for myself and thinking I wasn't going to put up a Christmas tree or decorate or any of that nonsense ...

Then my niece was born (two weeks early) and suddenly I was like: MUST MAKE COOKIES. MUST PUT UP TREE. MUST ... DO ... EVERYTHING.

So that's what's going on around here.

We did erect the ol' faux tree. Which: I sort of hate fake trees because they don't smell good and they look stupid because they're too perfect. But! They are mighty convenient.

Since we put the tree up, Murray's been staring at it longingly. That cat wants to be in that tree, eating my bird ornaments. There's no doubt about it. He has his eye on a red one near the top with impressive tail feathers.

Here he is, gazing at that bird ornament. We've got SSScat canisters set up around the tree, otherwise you bet your bippy not only would that bird be history, Simon would be perched in the very middle of it, bending the crap out of the branches. Ask me how I know this.

Just staring at that tree. Sorry, I didn't turn the lights on for this photo. When Murray's doing this, Simon just sort of stares at him like: You moron. What you are supposed to do is wait until they go to bed. Then we wreak havoc. And wreak havoc they have been known to do. A couple weeks ago they managed to overturn one of the family room lamps after we'd gone to bed.

He's a bit tortured over his inability to get into this tree. It's an endless source of amusement for me.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to bake things and go torture my poor sister some more. 


  1. My cat likes to roost in our Christmas tree. I find it endlessly amusing to catch a glimpse of eyes staring at me from the tree as I walk by.

  2. haha those canisters!!! have never heard of those before.

    thankfully pete just bats at ornaments and we only put the soft ones down low. he did jump on the windowsill and fall into the tree on the first day, but thats all over now.

  3. My cat keeps getting out the tree skirt to sleep on. Little jerk.

  4. Lol- The SSSCat canister made the picture. (I've never even heard of this stuff, but I like it already.)