Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oops I Did it Again

[It's re-run time folks. I posted this story last year, but it's still a fun memory for me just the same. Merry Christmas! ~cn]

I was thinking of some of our fun family memories of Christmas pasts. Of course there's always the "Christmas Tree Fell Over, and Broke All My Favorite Radko Ornaments" story. You can probably guess who was responsible for that memorable moment. Yes, it was our infamous outside cat, Friendly (and no, he's not) who found his way into the house yet again and discovered a prime scratching post which happened to be our tree. (no poo this time; just broken glass, water, pine needles, and yellow and orange cat fur.) Apparently our tree stand was not designed to withstand 18 pound cat ornaments.
Another fun memory was what I call my "Norman Rockwell Meets Nurse Ratchet" story. One Christmas Eve several years ago, I was finishing up my last Christmas preparations. I'd ushered my husband off with the oldest 3 kids to deliver some home baked goodies to neighbors. My youngest, who was about 4 at the time, was quietly playing in our den with her newly acquired doctor kit which she'd received from a neighbor. And I was merrily baking a few last batches of Christmas cookies. (As a very astute and now experienced mom, I'd already warned my daughter that only the REAL vet can take the cat's temperature--a preemptive strike, so to speak, against any pre-schooler veterinary malpractice.) Anyway, as the radio softly played Christmas music in my snug, sweet-smelling kitchen, I put the last batch of cookies in to bake. "Ahhhh," I thought as I sat down to savor the moment. "All is right with the world--I feel just like June Cleaver--what a Norman Rockwell moment." Reality came crashing in along with flailing arms and a toy stethoscope, and I heard, "Get outa my hospital!" as my daughter's baby doll came flying through the door into the kitchen. Apparently, the doll was uninsured. This is probably one time Friendly was glad that he remembered that he is an outside cat.


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Merry Christmas my friend!!!...m..

Doreen said...

I remember this story from last year Cath...I loved it then and still do. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Wishing you an absolutely wonderful holiday full of joy and love!


Designs by CK said...

Merry Christmas Cathy!!! :-)


Charmingdesigns said...

I love it! Merry Christmas "June".lol. Laurie

meg said...

Thanks for the rerun~ I wasn't around last year & this is truely hysterical :-D

Back Through Time said...

I love reruns!
Merry Christmas!!

Lorraine said...

Merry Christmas!! I always love stopping by your blog..you have the best stories and I love reruns!!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Cathy, I just wanted to stop by again and see all your cute stuff! You are so creative! thank you for stopping by my blog from time to time and for adding me to your blog list! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2009!

Gina said...

This is worth another post! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Jann said...

Gol, you're funny--again, you have a real gift for writing--save all this stuff and write a book someday (!!!)--you are hilarious! Smiles and giggles, Jann