Friday, December 16, 2005


Well, it is Friday again and we find Berd wondering what could be in that egg. So mysterious. He is hoping that Santa has delivered early and it is the bottle of Eau de Aviary he has been coveting. A nice juicy worm or crispy bug would be nice, too. But it is a waiting game he plays. Stay tuned... I know I will!

We will be seeing King Kong tonight. My dearest son is mesmerised by that ape. He watched the entire 1976 (I think that is the year...the one with a very young Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange) from beginning to end. He watched almost all of the oldie version, but it was late and he fell asleep right after the screaming blonde was captured by Kong. We recorded it and will watch later. I just hope he can stay with the new, improved 3 HOUR VERSION! The first one was only 1 hour and 45 minutes. Why three hours? I guess I will find out tonight.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping??? I haven't, of course. It just wouldn't be the same if I weren't scurrying around on the 23/24 trying to get it all together. I will be relieved when it is over, but I really am excited about what we got Michael for Christmas. More later.

Oh, boy...does the clock say it is after 4. I love the clock when it tells me it is 4 pm...but that is about the only time.

Friday, December 09, 2005


Surprises are not always pleasant...sometimes they are perplexing. This is a truth that Berd found out this morning when he woke. He could do nothing but scratch his head and wonder how this could have happened. He is a confirmed bachelor and his only hobbies are knitting and hanging around looking silly. It is mysterious...stay tuned for clues.

Otherwise, things are heating up on the Christmas front. Shopping is on the agenda, as is baking cookies, wrapping presents and being ever so Christmas cheerful.
I will fight against using those evil credit cards, even if it means Christmas is smaller in some respect. I really do dislike this time of year, but, like Berd, I have made a decision to be thankful and cheerful for my husband and son's safety and sanity.

My Dear Son and I will be making a trip to the Angel Tree this evening. I am trying to teach him to be more giving and selfless, but I find that is a very difficult lesson for the only child of two working parents. He is fortunate to an unfortunate degree. It worries me.

Today is the last day of the arts and crafts festival and I will go and collect the remaining pieces of my stuff. I will update my success/failure rate in the next few days.

Stay cheerful...Christmas cheerful (that is approx. 37% more cheerful than your most 'dramatic cheerful' cheerful)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I wanted to put pics of my stuff for sale at the arts and crafts show...and never did. I haven't been down there in a few days. It scares me to look to see if anything has sold (it has) because I take it personally if no one buys my stuff. I shouldn't because there is a truckload of stuff down there from over 20 vendors and only the state workers to buy it (I work for the state...I probably should keep that a secret). The show is almost over and I haven't decided yet what to do with left overs...hmmmm.

My laundry is ridiculous...enough said.

My dog has eaten all my shoes. I have no black shoes or sneakers as of last night. He keeps eating or gnawing or slobbering on every shoe I have. I know that I should put them up so he can't, but I forget sometimes...I am me afterall. So I think I may have to go shoe shopping (I swear I have not purposely given my shoes to the dog...all covered in beef broth...with a peanut butter pigs ear hidden inside!!!).

OOOOO...4:19. Time to escape...

Monday, December 05, 2005

Laundry Monday

Berd is off doing his laundry today. He has given up on changing everone's mind concerning Christmas and will only concentrate on changing himself. Here is his agenda:

  • He will continue to call Christmas matter what.

  • He will continue to wake every morning to the radio station that is playing the Christmas carols in hopes that subliminally he will become more cheerful.

  • He will deck the halls, have eggnog coffees, and tell others "Merry Christmas" and truly hope that their Christmas is merry.

I am sure that he will be adding daily to his agenda as Christmas sneaks ever closer.

On another note...

I posted my silly Berd on Illustration Friday on Friday and received my first ligitimate comment (I never dreamed you could get spam comments...does it ever stop?). Thank you very much for the compliment. And it was from a real live artist. I am not one of those...I pretend, but mostly I am just a doodler. (Is that spelled right?)

Friday, December 02, 2005

Here is Berd being blue for Illustration Friday. He is holding his breath until Christmas returns to it's former self...a sacred holiday that reminds us that it is better to give than to receive and that a saviour came to give the ultimate gift. Poor Berd.