Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday Miscellany

We had a few critters here for Christmas, but none who could romp in the wrapping paper.

Of course, there was Doug the fish. Mark bought him that penguin so he'd have company. I don't know that fish require company, but Mark was pretty insistent.
Shannon brought her birds. The grey one is Mortimer; he's blind in one eye, not too bright, and likes to sit on the floor of his cage. The yellow one is Marley, and she's a real crank sometimes. Still, the cheerful chirping was nice.

Kellie was going to bring her roommate's cat, Arthur, home for Christmas, because Arthur couldn't go to the roommate's house, but thought the better of it when she realized that other pets who are traditional snack food for cats were already here. So Arthur stayed with the next door neighbor instead. (I was a little disappointed. I like cats.)

And Cass' boyfriend was a great guy with my little boys. He led afternoons full of board games; here, they're on about the 47th round of Clue. When partners were required, he always partnered with my little guy, so the little guy would have a chance against all the older players. I think he had a pretty good time.

Lawyer daughter is back in Philly, opening her very own office, already having a little referral work. The boys have all returned to their respective jobs. But Cass and Kellie are home for a couple more weeks, so the house isn't silent....yet....

And, I see that I have follower #130! Thank you so very much!

10 comments:

Sue said...

Hee hee, I like how you list the critters, a fish, some birds and a boyfriend.

Sound like a nice family holiday. It was pretty quiet around here. I miss the family noise.

Nichole said...

Critters are always fun!

Joyce Akiko said...

I think I'm the newest follower... Shannon's roommate, Aki!

Two French Bulldogs said...

cute critters
Benny & Lily

altadenahiker said...

Great names, and nice swimming and flying fellows, but nothing replaces the big guy, that's for sure.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Sounds like it wsa a cosy time, with feathered & fishy - even if not furry - friends! :-)

grace said...

i love critters of all shapes and sizes, but i've never had a pet bird--that'd be an adventure for sure, and for the record, mortimer is an awesome name. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

You have a lawyer in the family! That rocks!

Pam said...

I thought of you this holiday season and knew you would be missing Thor. I hope having all the kids home helped.

Happy New Year my sweet friend!

SissySees said...

That post made me giggle. Sorry you were looking forward to the cat's visit but it sounds as though it was probably for the best...