The house is quiet and a little empty today. It’s just me the dog and two cats again. Sonny left this morning to take his parents back to Delaware after a nice Christmas visit. They left me with a profusion of leftover pie and cookies along with an assortment of chocolate and mint candies. There are enough leftovers in the fridge to feed an army and now I have a belly ache.
Ruby and my in-laws dog Miley had a great time together. Miley is about a year and a half old and lives with a cranky twelve year old cocker spaniel named Casey who could care less about playing. Ruby gave Miley plenty of play time and taught her some new games.
The two dogs had a grand time kicking up the snow as they played chase. Ruby’s ball and rope toy was ice covered and stiff as a board but it didn’t stop her from teaching Miley how to play tug of war and keep away. Hours of good play and bellies full of dog cookies and Christmas leftovers made for two sleepy, contented dogs.
We adults enjoyed Christmas Eve at John and Carol’s which of course involved plenty of food and conversation. They came to our house for Christmas dinner and everyones mantra afterwards was, “I’m full as a tick” and “I feel like I’m going to pop.” It’s no wonder our New Years resolutions always involve a diet that unfortunately we never keep.
As always this Christmas was filled with good times and memories that will be tucked away in our hearts and remembered throughout our lives. Those are the best gift we can receive and will cherish the most. We can’t always have all of our family members with us as so many are spread across the States and overseas, but they will remain and will always be in our thoughts and hearts.
Sonny and I hope your Christmas bag of memories is filled to the brim and overflowing. Blessings to all.