I had to laugh at King one day. He had a squeaky dog bone toy in is mouth and was barking at the same time, trying to get Jesse to play. Jesse wanted none of it, but the sound King was making was hilarious. Like he was saying "pretty please?" to Jesse.
The pups have been introduced to the vacuum cleaner and the hair dryer. King barks at the vacuum, but otherwise they are okay with both. They also had their first taste of organic peanut butter.
They met barn kitty Timmy, and thankfully Timmy sat still and did not run off. King thinks running cats mean play time. We are teaching him not to chase the cat. Aurora met them too, but she tends to run from strangers. She'll warm up to them.
Thankfully they both know "no." It makes things much easier.
Zuri knows "shake" now. She's still learning, but lifts her paw eagerly to get that treat. King plays fetch now.
I am finishing up handmade gifts, but have a few more to go if my side of the family is having a gathering. I know that we are not cooking a big dinner on Christmas here either. I typically do not. We have a traditional breakfast, and eat leftovers, enjoy the day sitting around talking or watching a movie together.
I have been keeping much more organized with finances now that I keep an open planner by my computer. It's been so much help for me. I use one color for all the bills and due dates. One thing I do not have are birthdays for some reason.
In less the a week Son arrives. I am putting a new bed set on his bed and making is cozy. He took his hand crocheted blanket to Camp Leguene. Funny story about that blanket. It's crocheted in black and red. Those are Marine colors. I crocheted it years before he joined too. He requested black and red pot holders for when he gets out and had a place of his own too. I have plenty of time for that project.
I made banana muffins yesterday. I ran out of baking powder and did not have arrowroot, so I used 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda for one teaspoon of baking powder. Worked just the same.