Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Lame Duck Session


A very busy week as co-workers were on vacation, and we are cramming 5 days of work into 4.  Outside, the cold has returned, but a beautiful crescent moon has been along with me on the drive home, and Venus has also been visible.  I can't believe that it's two days and counting before the New Year.  I'm already planning a resolution or two for the year ahead, one of them is one that many of us make which is to eat a bit healthier.  However I know that I don't dare begin that one as I am experiencing what I am going to call a 'Lame Duck Session' -- You may  know what I'm talking about--The week after Christmas and before New Year's day where you would gladly begin a healthier diet if it weren't for all the leftover sweets and tempting food that seems to be everywhere you are!  Today I had a nice lunch with a very dear friend who was so thoughtful and bought both us each a delicious, freshly baked cookie that I enjoyed every single bite of as we chatted in front of a warm fireplace.  I felt absolutely no remorse for my continued indulgence!  

Happening at our house are the teenage antics Todd.  Tired of barking into the darkness, a pulled out chair became an invitation to see what was on the table it was sitting next to.  A black laundry marker was used to recolor my rug and his paws. Onto the next thing which was to chase the cat.  Checking that off the list, it was then time to see if the laundry basket held a sock in need of chewing up. Not disappointed, and that task completed it was then time to jump into my lap to play the newest computer game which is to jump at anything that moves on the monitor. I ended that game and Todd found his next one. All of this was before 6:30 this morning.  I don't think he feels any remorse for his indulgences either!  

39 comments:

  1. teenager!!! aw mom. he's still a baby. and all the antics before 6:30 am prove it! hahahaha.
    and a cuter baby there never was!
    love and a happy weekend to you,
    tammy j
    ps... i'm with you on not starting the healthy part til next year. only a few days of indulgence to go!

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  2. well, i do hope that come Jan 2nd you can stick to your new resolution! in the meantime, enjoy one last hurrah this week! :)

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  3. I'm afraid I don't see any remorse on that cute face either, Kim!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  4. dogs know no remorse. Must be nice to be a dog some days, eh? LOL.

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  5. And they're always so cute when they're doing all those things. Sky still checks the basket for socks and Samba will drag a kitchen chair to wherever she needs it.

    Has he opened a pillow yet to let either foam pellets or feathers fly around the room? That one is lots of fun.
    Sue

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  6. That Todd's a bit of a pickle isn't he?!
    I'm munching on a brownie right now...and there's a box of Belgian chocolates with my name on.
    Diet starts late January me thinks!

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  7. Allow yourself these last 2 days of indulgence.

    Todd is so funny, I can't help but laugh at his antics and sweet little face!

    x

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  8. Diets start next year, that's what I say.

    LOVE your Todd he looks like he sure could get into mischief.

    Love Leanne NZ

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  9. When Sadie Louise was a pup,I came one day to find disaster! She had totally destroyed a Ralph Lauren king size comforter :( I had it for only about a year, and planned on having it for many more to come! It was something I had to have and saved up for :)
    There was fluff from one end of the house to the other!! Oy. For months we continued to find pieces of it. Ha!

    I do believe that Todd is doing what every pup rightfully gets a license for when born...being a tornado of mass destruction with the cutest face ever!!! he is adorable!
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday and thanks for coming by my place :)
    xo, misha

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  10. He He Ha Ha....My Vickie is smiling from ear to ear. She can just see the black marker issue. What a fun time for Todd.

    And the best part of being a pup loved so much, is.....you get away with it.....by looking cute.

    Happy New Year my friend.....and HOW IS MY WENDY Doing.

    Bert and My Vickie

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  11. Oh dear me, Todd sure seems to be a handful right now!

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  12. I am so jumbled this week -- I eat sensibly during the day, then have 3 cookies and ruin it. Blah!

    Todd's so cute -- I would not be able to stay angry with him at all. :)

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  13. Todd was obviously trying to do some art with the marker! Bless him.

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  14. Oh I just want to rub his little pink belly. He is the epitome of a terrier and you just can't help but love the mischief on his face. Just as long as I'm not the one cleaning up his mess:-)

    Erik went to get us Greek Salads today, then also brought home a box of desserts. Gah!

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  15. Yep, I had soup for dinner last night and then TWO Lindor truffles. What are you gonna do? It IS the lame duck week... Todd has the most adorable scotty smile!

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  16. love that last photo.....pop by tomorrow on my blog for an update on Molly,

    Gill in Canada

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  17. I can't leave anything in the small wastebaskets around the house. Tucker always noses in them for the paper or whatever. Teenage times indeed!

    Oh and the moon has been so incredible...a Cheshire Cat smile is what I see from our home.

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  18. When I saw that you want to eat healthier I thought to myself, " and I just had to go and get us yummy toffee cookies!" Sorry about that! ( But not TOO sorry, as they WERE DELISH!)

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  19. I know I've said it before but I will say it again...Todd is lucky he is so stinkin' cute! Gotta just love that face!

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  20. That ornery little guy! I don't think I could ever be mad at him!

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  21. Todd is so cute. I love the last picture.
    I know what you mean about eating healthier. I say the same thing year after year and end up eating all the wrong things within a month or so.

    Happy New year to you and your family. Hope 2012 brings you good health, lots of love and peace.

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  22. Oh my goodness gracious... that last picture is just about the cutest thing ever!!!!

    AROOOOOF!
    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

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  23. Hi there, Oh what a rascal he is! I can just imagine him running all over the house getting into mischief and you are so patient-I'd probably be a bit upset. Loved seeing the photos of him though-he is a doll.
    As for having a cookie, well that doesn't sound too bad. I agree that we all need to eat healthier.
    I hope to trim down during the New Year. Sending love you way to all of you.
    Noreen & Reggie

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  24. Isn't it just adorable when a smart little terrier puppy acts just like a smart little terrier puppy? Especially when it's at your house instead of mine? Happy New Year, blogger buddy.

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  25. Hi Kim
    Doesn't it feel so good to have all that energy abounding in your home? Little Todd, is the best medicine ever!
    Look at him laugh! He is the cutest puppy ever! I can just imagine him jumping into his mommas lap- just like another one we know!
    We love your header and all the photos.
    love
    tweedles

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  26. Todd is a treat! I just blogged tonight about breaking out of my food coma to exercise. It's always a struggle! But my goal for 2012= more exercise.

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  27. I SO feel your pain! If I have any socks left by the time Kuster grows up, it will be a miracle! I freely admit to laughing like mad, though!

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  28. Todd's a smart pup, you might want to hide the car keys! You know teenagers!

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  29. He is such a sweetheart,phyllis

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  30. Hard to get upset with a face like that!

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  31. Typical scottie!!!! We're not planning any resolutions...we never keep them anyway.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  32. Sweet Todd!!...Happy new year's eve darling tomorrow !!....love from me...xxx..

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  33. That Todd is just too cute!

    the 2 brown dawgs

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  34. I came back to look at your beautiful crescent moon! The beauty in your photo is spectacular! We feel like we can touch it, and then reach for venus!
    We cannot believe it is almost the new year too!
    love
    tweedles

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  35. Todd is so cute that I can see it would be difficult to get mad at him. Have a great New Year's you guys!

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  36. Aaaaawwwww....gotta love teenagers!! Todd sounds like a real fun dude!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey and Bilbo
    (from Jail)

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  37. Your gonna miss these days in the future, just keep on smilin'

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