As I write this, we have warmed up to -26C/-14.8F, with a wind chill of -30C/-22F It'll keep warming up for the next couple of days, and tomorrow - Christmas Day - is now expected to reach a balmy -5C/23F! When I headed out this morning to tend the critters (I have been skipping most … Continue reading Yeah, I’m a suck for the kitties!
We tried to be creative with the Christmas tree, with so many kittens in the house. The older cats are not as much of a concern, but the little ones are another story! Well, after several days of cat caused disasters, today I came into the dining room to find they'd trashed the tree. For … Continue reading Christmas tree do-over
The Christmas tree is decorated as much as it's going to be, and the base is covered. Theoretically, the cats can still get inside the planter stand near the floor, but now that the stand it stabilized, it should be okay if they do. The tree skirt will hopefully be too "in the way" for … Continue reading Well, it’s up and done!
So with the destructiveness of the cats, we had pretty much decided not to have a tree, but to decorate in other ways, instead. But I still wanted a tree. This morning, I went ahead and started working on it. I ended up screwing small cup hooks into a wall and a shelf, then used … Continue reading I went for it!
I've already posted photos of dehydrating orange slices and using them to make decorations for Christmas this year. I will post more on those in a moment. The other experiment I tried was to make a baking soda and cornstarch dough (which I wrote about here), which was supposed to be good to roll out … Continue reading This year’s decorations; what’s working, and what isn’t!
Today, I finally started working on the Christmas decorations I was planning to make with the dehydrated orange slices I'd prepared earlier. Of course, things didn't work out to plan! 😀 Do they ever? 😉 I was going to use cinnamon sticks, plus some little decorations I'd saved from Christmas crackers over the years - … Continue reading This year’s decorations, in the works
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Leyendecker is undisturbed by human regulations and restrictions! 😀 Normally, our tree would have already been decorated, and the Advent wreath, with its candles, set up. It doesn't look like we'll be able to have a tree this year. The cats just seem to wait until we're not … Continue reading This is going to be an odd Christmas
Every year, before we are ready to decorate our artificial Christmas tree, we dig it out of storage and set it up. The idea is to get the cats used to it being there, and we get a chance to remind the older cats, and train the newer cats, that this is NOT a thing … Continue reading Foiled?
For many years, I would craft new decorations for our Christmas tree. It was a good opportunity to use small projects to try out new techniques and ideas. Our tree is basically a mad chaos of different styles and materials, and I love it! Life got in the way, and I stopped doing this for … Continue reading This year’s decorations start: dehydrated orange slices
Our family traditionally starts celebrating when the first star is visible in the sky on Christmas Eve. The Photo of the Day will go on hiatus for a few days. Since I will likely not be posting at all over the next few days, I wish to take this opportunity to with you and yours … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Christmas Eve sunrise