Friday, December 18, 2009

New Sweaters

There is a little wooden girl living here.
Her name is Hope.
And a long time ago,
Auntie Connie made sweaters for Hope.
When I asked for sweaters,
Auntie Connie answered my post
and said she could make sweaters for me
that were like Hope's sweaters,
only bigger.
Auntie Connie made a pretty pink sweater
with a kitty cat hat, which I love!
And a blue sweater with a headband,
and it is so perfect!
Then, she added a Christmas sweater,
which I was not expecting!
Auntie Connie sent me lots of fun sweaters,
and a little book about Rudolph, too!
This is a very nice Christmas present!
Thank you Auntie Connie!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Decorating for Christmas

After we cleaned up fall,
it was time to put the Christmas decorations out on display!
This tree is 18 inch tall
and is decorated with mini ornaments.
It has rustic and primitive ornaments
for a Western/Southwestern look. It is a pefect sized tree for me!

It sits in a place of honor
on top of the Lati House.

I explained that we had to keep the mailbox

so we could write letters to Santa,
so that is why the mailbox is
something we need for Christmas.

Mom went shopping for new candles,

and a few new artificial evergreens
to freshen up the place.
She came home and said that on Black Friday,

she went to smaller stores around the mall,
and did not go into the mall!

Chile the Snowman is on top of the refridgerator all year.
I can wear his cowboy hat.

I love the clear, acrylic ice cubes
to help keep Chile chilly!
Mom said he is made from white papier mache "clay"
over styrofoam balls.
with Sculpey clay molded into twig arms,
coal eyes, carrot nose, and red hot mouth!
She made his chile vest from felt.

I found some special holly leaves and a Hallmark ornament

next to my cast iron stove in the kitchen.
Look how colorful Christmas can be in the Southwest!

Then, I got a new Southwestern Sweater in the mail.

I fit right in with the bright colors of New Mexico!

Even the drum turned into a table
for a Southwestern/Western Christmas!

Kokopelli is usually on the drum,
but for a few weeks,
he will play his magic flute from the floor.

A sparse mini tree is decorated with a cowboy theme,
complete with cowgirl and mini drum!

The mini drum is an ornament
from the Taos Drum Company.
We have them scattered around the apartment.
They are a perfect doll sized drum.

Thanksgiving Without Internet

The night before Thanksgiving, my computer crashed.
I knew that it was unlikely that we would find
service personnel before Friday,
so we settled into vacation time
with no computer/internet/email! Why is the computer screen black?
We are sitting here on Thanksgiving
with family far away, and preferring our own company,
but it wasn't supposed to be without a computer!
Maybe it will be good for you to not have the computer
for a few days.
At least it isn't your health or the car that crashed.
What do you mean I can't go shoe shopping?
And if I want to look at shoes
I have to look in the box at the ones I already have?!!!
Well, maybe we can find something else to do.
Can we write letters to Santa or decorate for Christmas?

I have the key to the box.

Maybe Saraya and Satchel can write letters.
I can ask Santa to repair the computer!
Yes, I guess you are right.
We want the computer to work long before Christmas!

We can clean up the fall decorations

and put Christmas decorations out.
Let's sweep the dust and leaves from the balcony.

It is getting colder, and the trees and grass look brown.
I hope it is Christmas soon.
I hope the computer is repaired soon!
I wonder how all our friends are doing...
They are probably busy with family and turkeys.
(The computer was repaired the Saturday after Thanksgiving)