When in doubt, lead with a cute bear. My husband, Steven, did some more indoor decorating today, so I took a few pictures to dress up my blog post, in the perhaps forlorn hope of disguising the fact that I have very little to say these days. As I sit here typing, I see a number of things I could also have photographed, so I may use the same dodge tomorrow. Then again, tomorrow is Lame Post Friday, so there will be nothing to apologize for.
This is, in fact, not all of the holiday stuffed toys we have. The two lounging on the floor in front of the box are recent acquisitions. Steven won them in a claw machine. He often has good luck with those machines. Also note the reindeer antlers. I may wear a pair of those for the Reindeer Run 5K on Saturday. I won’t run fast, but I’ll look cute!
This is kind of a busy and wide view. Now that I look at it, I see I should have turned on the stairs’ light and moved my sneakers from the floor. Then again, sometimes these random mistakes are part of my charm. Or do I flatter myself?
My sister Cheryl gave me the Santa Claus. We normally put him in the dining room, but I suggested we put him in front of the fireplace this year. Steven added the crowd of stuffed toys today. I think it is a delightful arrangement.
This is a close-up of part of our mantel, because Steven specifically requested a picture of “the doll from Rudolf that doesn’t have anything wrong with her.” I forgot where we got her, or why we only have her and none of the other figures from Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. No matter. She looks happy now, and it’s Christmas time. And I am approaching 350 words. Woo-hoo! That is quite respectable for a Non-Sequitur Thursday. If only I could think of a catchy headline, my life would be perfect.