Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tree Day!

We are off to Glen Willow to get our tree! So excited...a lovely Frazier Fir! We are putting it in the living room this year. Roxie Blue's behavior is an "unknown" around we are opting for treasured ornaments landing on padded carpeting as opposed to tile...hopefully our strategy works. We are also going to let the tree just live in the living room in its stand with no tempting lights or ornaments until Saturday to see what Roxie Blue will do...


Lucy always ignores the live tree but hunts out any tiny speck of fake greenery she can we are sure Roxie will ignore the fake and be fascinated by the real tree. Climbing it and going after all the shiny stuff...sigh!

One thing I have learned? You can't win with a Tonk...

A tree in the house? Hanging things? Branches to climb? Oh boy!

Starting this...Dystopian tale of a world without water...reserving judgement...

Reading this at night...when I wake up at two...on my Kindle...and it's so good...amazing premise about a caste system based on being the lowest one...golds and silvers way high up's YA and Dystopian...Darrow is the underdog/hero...

I really want to be free to read it all of the time...I think I am waking up in the middle of the night just to read it! And it will be a trilogy!

I hate everything that happens in Dystopian novels...the unfairness, the scary stuff, the punishments and yet they are my favorites!

Happy Reading!


  1. Ooo awesome. We have a frazier fir too. I love it.

  2. I'm sure Roxie will want to inspect the strange object in your house to keep you safe! I love Christmas trees!

  3. Good luck with the tree. I don't read many Dystopian novels.

  4. My cat used to run around crazy and knock stuff off and then act like nothing happened. But he never swatted at the tree. And our pup? She takes a nap by it and is miffed when we don't leave the lights on for her when we leave.

  5. I do love having something to read for those middle-of-the-night wake-up moments....I think I look forward to them! And then I get to sleep in a little later. No more getting up at 5:00 or earlier. It's 7:00 a.m. for me these days!

    Can't wait to find out how the girls like the tree.

    1. So far she has totally ignored it and almost seems afraid of's bare...

  6. Have fun. Hang lots of little bells around the bottom half of the tree, to alert you of sabotage. Enjoy!

  7. Hope you found the perfect tree! Your plan sounds excellent and I hope it works! Hopefully you will get a good idea of her reaction to the tree when it is up without ornaments. :) Fingers crossed she doesn't want to jump on it! :)