Ho ho holy cow!

December 7, 2013

Journal, Kittens

I got another package in the mail, this time it was from my folks! It’s a beautiful wreath! The coolest part is that I thought, “I’ll have to go downstairs and see if I still have a wreath hanger.” Well, I took it out of the box and it has a hanger built right in! Thanks, Mom and Dad! It’s lovely!


Today Lloyd had some stuff to do in Lincoln and Omaha, so I tagged along to get some things done. We started with a lovely fundraiser hosted by the Lincoln Lutheran 6th graders. They rented out Applebee’s and served a three pancake/bacon/beverage breakfast and it was lovely. We ate with the Kolliparas and I thought it was adorable how the 6th graders didn’t do anything solo – they worked in little teams: taking orders, bringing food and then clearing tables. Very nice.

Then I got a haircut. I did my standard routine of going somewhere and asking if they can cut my hair. The first place said I’d need to wait an hour, so I said no thanks. (Wait an hour? I’ve been waiting five months!) The second place let me right in. The best part was that she did a dry cut and I got to leave my glasses on, so this was the first time I’ve ever seen my hair cut! That was fun.

Then it was off to buy things for the preschoolers to get/make their Christmas presents. I’m almost done with that, but along the way, I bought a Christmas tree.

You might recall that Wally, while adorable, is horrible. There is nothing he won’t destroy, so that means I will never have a regular Christmas tree until he is too old and frail to knock stuff over. Last year I put our little tree behind the door, but I was hoping for something with a little more presence. I bought a skinny little tree for $25 and it will do just fine.

Except Wally found it before I could get it in place.


And then he found it when I got it in place.


But we have found something that terrifies him:


Yep, a jingling tambourine is the scariest sound in the world! So, it is around the base of the tree and when they start to come around – jingle jingle jingle!


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Ho ho holy cow!”

  1. Kris Said on:

    Love the behind-the-door look… awesome!


  2. Brad Said on:

    All my Christmas decorations were “unsalvageable”. I can’t decide if I’m glad to be rid of the clutter, or if I should get new. There’s something nice about a Christmas tree…


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Are your cats kissing in the banner picture? That is adorable!

    And its like a magic door with the tree there. I love it!

    I’m hoping to get a tree up today….but its not looking good.


    • Lauren Said on:

      If only Ralph and Emme liked each other enough to kiss. Usually they ignore each other until he realizes that she is smaller and would be good to tackle. Then there is much growling and hissing, then napping.


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