Our bedroom is “dressed” for Christmas. Nothing says “this is where the magic happens” like snowmen and penguins, am I right?

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This duvet was custom-made for us by my sister-in-law. And it’s so freaking warm (a fleece duvet over a down comforter). And …. penguins!


This is one of the grumpiest pictures of her ever. I don’t know why she looks grumpy; she loves anything fleecy and warm. Actually, she is curled up on the bed next to me as I type this. (Awwwww, my fat lazy cat is taking her 15th nap of the day.)

So I got a new camera (expect more cat pictures), and it does cool things like take slo-mo video. (This is my co-worker/former roommate.)

But here is a regular video that Olive and I made for Kelly.

My camera also takes still shots when I shoot video, and gave me this gem on the left from my first attempt (it is cropped).

Cat picture in need of a meme Christmas Tree Olive

That other picture is just me being a crazy cat lady myself … this post is very cat-heavy. (Not hard considering how fat she is! … I’m here all week.)

Moving on.

I got home just in time for the sunset.


white lights

But I ran in the dark … it’s Thursday … group run with the F’N Runners! And we had our biggest turn out for a Thursday run! And our usual meeting place is decorated for Christmas.

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I canceled out the run afterward.


Fried pickles and fried green beans? You expect me to pick just one?

PS – totally turning this into a food blog next week. Not.

Also, to go off on yet another tangent, if you like Pandora and Spotify and are looking for yet another similar app/website, check out Songza. No one is paying me to tell you this. It’s just awesome. You pick a “channel” based on your mood or current task.