“An I had but one penny in the world, thou shouldst have it to buy gingerbread.” 

I am quite behind my time. The morning has been busy. I had PT, went to the dump, shopped at Ring’s and went to have blood drawn. I’m tired of the car, and ‘m tired of clothes.

Last night I put my tree in the stand and put on the lights. It was lovely. I then moved the tree to its Christmas spot. That was a mistake. It fell over, and the lights wouldn’t light. I tried everything. I know the expletives that exploded from my lips zapped me directly to the naughty list. I didn’t care. About then I decided to take a break and work on the tree today. That will be my next task, not an impossible one I hope.

Earlier today Miss Nala kept me busy. She stole the cloth basket from the upstairs bathroom. It was made in Ghana with Ghanaian cloth. She sneaked it into the backyard and was doing zoomies with it in her mouth. I watched. A couple of times, she ran close to me and dropped it, but if I made even the slightest move she was off again. Finally she dropped it, and I grabbed it. Before I left for PT a bit later, I moved enticing decorations into the bathroom and shut the door. When I got home with my groceries, I was putting them away when she tried to steal my Snickers bar. I caught her.

I’ve decided I am the living embodiment of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “Tis but a scratch.” I had my uke practice then a concert yesterday. My knife wounds opened so I now carry band-aids everywhere I go.

When I was a kid, I could barely wait for Christmas. Tomorrow was the longest kid day in the year. Nothing could make it go any faster. We took turns opening the Christmas cards which came in the two deliveries. We watched A Christmas Carol. By then it was early afternoon. I don’t even remember if we ate any meals. I’m thinking sugar cookies and candy canes. I liked the way candy canes stuck in my teeth. I used to click my teeth together.

We are expecting a warm day tomorrow, a high of 55°, but we are also expecting thunder showers and a low of 19°. It sounds like a day to stay home. I have a few ornaments to make with cinnamon sticks and oranges and a gingerbread house to put together. I’m thinking it sounds like a fun day.

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4 Comments on ““An I had but one penny in the world, thou shouldst have it to buy gingerbread.” ”

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Your dog Nala amazes me, but I would not be as patient as you. However, I wouldn’t know what to do with her either.
    This morning the cold front came through with strong northwest winds and very cold temperatures. When the front went through Denver last night the temperature dropped about 50 degrees in two hours. Here the high temperature was this morning at 43°. By this afternoon the temperature was 18°. Right now we are at 12°. By morning we may be down to below 10°. It’s only temporary cold air, next week we will be back to temperatures in the upper 60s. 🙂

    As portrayed in my favorite Christmas movie, “A Christmas Story”, Christmas is the most important day in the kid year. Who doesn’t like receiving gifts. 🙂

    How are you doing, with your broken finger, cut fingers, and tripping over your tree? 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      She knows sometimes she is stealing. I can see it in her face. She is a funny, loving dog. Those are the best reasons to keep her. She is getting better.

      The wind has started here. Schools are already called off for tomorrow because of the rain and the cold and the expectation of freezing. Most kinds in the lower grades take busses so the powers that be don’t want them on the roads. I haven’t checked next week’s weather. We have been warmer than usual.

      I remember seeing the tree with presents all around it. My parents were down ahead of us so the tree was lit. Nothing was more beautiful.

      • Bob Says:

        This morning I awoke to a temperature of 10°F with a steady 20 miles per hour and gusting wind from the northwest. 🙁

      • katry Says:

        You have far worse weather than we have, so much colder. It is awful weather.

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