Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas is in Sight!

I can't believe that it's less than a week before Christmas.  I feel like I should be running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get everything done, but I'm really not.  I only have 1 more day of work for the week.  Its been pretty hectic with kids home from college and people wanting to use up their dental benefits for the year.  To keep us going and to ease the stress, the office has been totally bombarded with gift baskets.  We’ve had everything from Walkers shortbread and Lindor Truffles to homemade cookies and fudge.  I happen to be a chocoholic (and love other sweets too) but I usually do pretty well avoiding them.  But when my co-workers and I sit in our break-room and they’re right in front of us, they’re hard to resist!    

We are also having the most random weather.  We had a light dusting of snow on Sunday, but the past couple of days it has been in the 50’s, tomorrow the weatherman said it may get to 60 degrees.  My forsythia bushes are budding and even have a few blooms on them.  This is December, right? 
The dogs are doing pretty well.  Todd is not attending day-camp this week. He’s now more than 8 months old, so I’m trying to get him used to staying home during the day.  He does stay in a crate while we’re gone, and the dog-walker does come midday and he gets a break.  The past couple of days, he seems to have a  real fascination with Carl's computer.  It makes me wonder what he’s doing when we're not around?  
I hope your week is going well!! 
~Toby on Sunday~


  1. Whoa girl, you need to take a breather. A lovely slow walk with Wendy would be my suggestion.

    And pictures. We are crushin on her at our house.

    Toby looks pretty content with the weather you are getting and of course Todd is doing all kinds of mischief while you are looking the other way.

    Merry Christmas
    Bert and My Vickie

  2. I agree with Bert take a long nice walk.
    Very cool Toby is home more. I still can't stay home by my self (and I'm almost 12 years old). I worry to much and that makes my MOM worry. But at least I love Bert's daycare so it's all good.

  3. This time of year is usually really hectic for me, too! I'm just taking things a lot easier this year, though! I figure I'll get to things when I get to them. Having the puppy here has made my concept of time and priorities a lot different!

  4. Todd is just so darn cute! Hope you have a great holiday, Kim.

  5. todd is a character, for sure! hope you get a breather soon!

  6. Todd is real curious, has he stayed out of trouble? Toby is looking good!

  7. Merry Christmas to you, Kim, your human family and your pupz!

    After having my blog hijacked several months ago, I now plan to start a-new after the first of the year, so I hope you can visit when I do open again.

    Happy 2012 to you!

    Stella, Jo and Zkhat

  8. Todd
    What kind of mischief are you getting into? Are you thinking of sending Santa a letter on the computer?
    Ohhh Kim, we feel like you do, having some treats around always lowers stress! Yummy treats!
    Mother Nature is trying to confuse you, but, don't trust her.. Nope ,, just don't!

  9. This is definitely not the time of year to worry about the wasteline! Mine continues to grow. Enjoy all your family!

  10. I think you should leave Todd LOOSE in the house and install a video camera...


  11. Better you than me when it comes to chocolate, because if it was me it would have been a photo of an EMPTY gift basket!

  12. Perhaps Todd wants his own computer, or perhaps his own blogsite!...LOL. So glad everything is on an even keel for you in the run up to Christmas, and on that note may I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  14. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! ♥

  15. Todd is such a character!

    Glad you're almost done with work. Then maybe you can slow down and do a little chillin'! :)

  16. You go ahead and enjoy those goodies...it IS Christmas after all!
    Hope you can relax and enjoy the festivities soon,you so deserve a break.
    Maybe Todd is chatting to his friends on Facebook while you're out?! :0)

  17. I could imagine how tired you must be when you get home from all the work at the office. how do you even have time to take the dogs out for walks and feed the, and give them love. Todd is a cutie. That picture of him on the chair near the laptop is adorable. Toby is so cute. He reminds me of my Roscoe, except Roscoe is only 3 right now. How old is Toby?
    Hoep you can rest this weekend and get lots of quiet and relaxing time with family.
    I would love to have some of your cold weather sent my way. We will be having 80 degree weather here in Miami. It never feels like Christmas here.
    Next year we are hoping to go somewhere cold so that Roscoe can play in the snow.

  18. Don't think I could resist that basket...

  19. It's been a busy week here too. I just can't believe that Christmas is just a few short days away. This whole year has whizzed by!
    Todd is to cute.. hope that he does well at home.
    Have a great Wednesday.
    Thank you for the birthday wishes.

  20. Uh oh. I feel a Todd blog being created in the not too distant future..

  21. Forsythia in bloom!? Should make for an interesting spring. They are saying here that all this mild weather will result in a drastic reduction of insects (mosquitoes, black flies etc) next spring. That's OK with me!
    Watch that chocolate...but not too long! lol

  22. Todd Todd Todd... what are you doing up there you little stinker?

  23. Oh that little Todd, what a character! Yep it's been hectic here too which is why I was not around much the last week, but I am hoping the next 4 days will be blissfully quiet and peaceful (fingers crossed)! Hugs, love and merry wishes to you and yours Kim!
    Tina xo

  24. we have been gone awhile due to my medical stuff but Ive missed yall :) Im glad that Todd is providing entertainment and smiles :) Maybe he is running his own blog when your not looking.

  25. Samba likes to play on my computer when I leave the house. I have to remember to shut the door so she doesn't have access.

    Our weather is strange, too. 60s one day and 30s the next. So far only rain, no snow.

  26. Lots of lovely gift baskets, yum, yum. Glad Todd is getting used to staying home. We are having the strangest December weather here too! ... :0)

  27. Kim,
    All those baskets with cookies and chocolate, yum! I think I would have to treat myself to a sample during coffee break.
    Christmas is almost here and I'm just over whelmed with stuff still to get finished, plus grocery shopping. Wish there was a magical elf to help out.
    Todd looks so cute looking at the computer. Perhaps he is thinking of writing a post for you or a letter to Santa Dog.
    He is a joy to watch through your eyes.

  28. 1. Londor truffles = YUMMY!
    2. love the forsythia blossoms in December! We have daffodils in bud form nearby.
    3. I love any and all pictures of Todd!

  29. TODD... NAUGHTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    have a lovely christmas my old friend......x

  30. It feels like such a whirlwind but then suddenly it's over and you wonder how it went by so quick. Try to enjoy. :) Todd needs a collar-cam. I think his shenanigans when you aren't around would be pretty funny.

  31. the weather is all over the place this year isn't it.......

    Gill in Canada

  32. You haven't seen Todd's blog? It's awesome - it's a guide for other puppies about how to get into mischief!

    Love the photo of Toby!

  33. I'm glad you're not getting too stressed over the holidays! The only reason I'm not is that I managed to get all my wrapping and shopping finished last weekend! I'm nearly done work as well, I'm free as of 4:30 P.M. on Friday for two whole weeks!

  34. You know there's a mysterious new player in the Mafia Wars' Dog Pound Mafia....

    Have a Merry Christmas! Hope it's happy and peaceful!!
    - Anne

  35. What a lovely walk with Wendy. Nothing like the gift of time with an old, much loved friend.

    Glad to hear Sheba is healing. Hope the truce is holding.

    May you all have a restful Christmas.

    Jed & Abby

  36. Todd is very nosy. Such a typical Terrier.
    Toby looks great. Love the white face and smile.


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