by Mousie, petit snugglepuss, curled up and keeping warm in my fake sheepskin.
So, Grammy, please take dictation as I'm too lazy to rise from this comfy bed.
And the topic today is 'Tis the Season'. You might ask what season are we talking about... well there are many.
'Tis the season to get colds and flu. So, have you and your loved ones had your flu shots? Do you wash your hands before and after working with food? after being out and about? before eating? when working with stuff or caring for anyone who's sick? Do you avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth until you've washed your hands?
You may well ask why I'm questioning these practices. Well, Grammy catches bugs (and I don't mean the creepy crawly insect types) very easily and to protect herself she has become doubly diligent about protecting herself. She prefers to not shake hands and hug people at church and other functions because she's so susceptible and people may not be aware and expose her to a bug or two. Two years in a row despite taking precautions she was ill with influenza B and other unnamed viruses which put her out of commission for weeks. So this year she has had her hi-dose flu shot and has added Emergen-C and other vitamins to her daily regimen as primary precautions.
Okay and 'Tis the Season to be visiting friends and family and thus to slip and fall on the ice and snow. Are you being safe during the winter season? Are you bundling up to keep warm? wearing good traction footwear? Driving slower and more cautiously when on the road? Watching for wayward drivers when crossing streets? Please take care of yourselves on the slippery slopes of winter.
Now on to the best 'Tis the Season for us. 'Tis the season to celebrate Christmas. We kitties love the season for all the delicious smells of yummy foods being prepared. The secretive influx of parcels and wrapping paper and ribbons and such. AND boy oh boy, it is fun to play with ribbons and 'help' wrap parcels. Though, as Grammy gets older there are less and less packages and parcels to wrap. She's at the age when she needs nothing and neither do her family and friends so.... that's not fair but as long as she has presents for us we'll be happy.
Grammy has her own 'Tis the Season. The real reason for celebrating Christmas. She loves Christmas for the marvellous gift of the Christ child and his purpose on earth - to reconcile man to God. She loves listening to Christmas music, reading the Christmas story. She also loves lunches with friends, visits to and from same, church and the carol services and the pageants of the young as they portray the Christmas story. She loves these last ones so much that she usually cries while watching and singing. We think she's a bit of a softy but we love her anyway.
So, finally, 'Tis the Season for us to Thank you, our dear friends, for reading our blogs and following us on FaceBook. We love your posts, your comments on our pages, the humour and the goofiness.
And so, our early Christmas gift to you is a little overview of some of our Christmas creations over the years. You'll see us, of course, then some of our friends and families. Some of you will see yourselves in there. Enjoy!
Of course, we also wish you a Very Merry Christmas filled with friends, family and furries. *What's that, Etude?* Oh thanks for the reminder. and FOOD, of course. We mustn't forget all the Christmas food. Yum!
Comments are always welcomed. Funny or otherwise.
Mischief and Mayhem Central 2020
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.