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The Xmas season brings out a lot of old songs. Am I the only one who thinks Amazing Grace is over-rated? I am not a wretch and I think humility can be over-done. Also the tune is major ho hum.

Tyler loves the bathtub and rushes in after the tub is emptied to lick up the remaining water. What this mean is that if I want a soak, I have to wash off the paw prints first. He has amazing hearing. He loves fresh water and no matter where he is, he knows the sound of me cleaning out and refilling the water bowls and appears out of nowhere. He stalks floor smutsch, if it moves, he eats it. He eats and poops big time. It’s like having four cats, not just two. He uses the cat door into the pool deck, but butts it with his head several times before actually going through. He tears around the house as if something was after him. We love him.

I don’t ever want him in the garage, as he could be in there when Ed comes home and decides to come in that way and opens the garage door. Also, it is over filled with the detritus of three to four generations of our families, and something could fall on him. But that’s where he wants to go and I have to be really careful not to let him slip through my legs when I go in there to do laundry or get something from the back-up refrigerator.

I have said no to more turkey for Xmas and will instead roast a leg of lamb. It is one of our favorites so Ed has said okay. At least there won’t be any left-over turkey tyrannizing our lives. We aren’t invited to our honorary family, Jean and Danny and their three children and their dachshund, Daisy, where we went for Thanksgiving, which is okay. They are going out of town.

Our super-achiever friends from New York, Terry and Lila, are in the area, staying with his newly widowed dad in Englewood (about an hour away). They’ll come by on the27th and we’ll have lunch. They were my New York loft neighbors. She’s in fashion, he runs art fairs. They’re always saying things like, okay, then, I’ll meet you in Milan (or Paris, or Saigon).

It’s good to have younger friends because the ones we grew up with are leaving and that is heartbreaking.

xx, Teal

posted on Dec 23, 2019 5:54 AM ()


looks like I should have edited before I posted but you all know I meant myself instead of the typo.
comment by elderjane on Dec 24, 2019 3:25 AM ()
I never thought of myas a wretch either and it is definitely not one of my favorite songs. We only have turkey twice a year and only the breast so we look forward to it although I wouldn't mind a standing rib roast.
A very Merry Christmas to you and Ed!!
comment by elderjane on Dec 24, 2019 3:23 AM ()
Merry Christmas to you too sweet thing. My wish list is to meet my favorite blog friends but as time wears on, that seems unlikely. Happy New Year too.
reply by tealstar on Dec 24, 2019 6:32 AM ()
I never thought of Amazing Grace as Christmas related either although Laura might have an explanation. But lamb! Lamb is the highlight of this post. I used to have it occasionally when somebody else was buying. Every now and then I can find a should chop with a reduced sticker on it, but my lamb affair is over for the most part. I saw a small rack the other day for $25 and change. Wouldn't buy that even if it was *my* birthday.
comment by jjoohhnn on Dec 23, 2019 9:49 AM ()
A 7 lb. bonless lam leg is $27 or so at BJ's, our big box discount store. We get at least 2 meals out of it. In the local market, the cost would be $40 so I think it's a bargain. I grew up with lamb as our special Sunday feast. It's a Greek thing. I made Mom cut me a piece before it was done because I liked it medium rare.
reply by tealstar on Dec 24, 2019 6:29 AM ()
I think Amazing Grace is how non-religious people think they are covering their bases just in case they should have been going to church all those years - a nod to Godliness at the very end.
comment by traveltales on Dec 23, 2019 7:43 AM ()

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