We all made it! Well, almost. Only one more moth to go until 2018 is over. How was your year? Ours is ending on a little sad note because we lost our dear, sweet Ava. Even though she was the newest member of the Chatterbox team, she was the wisest and gentlest. Like the rest of her Frenchie family, she was a rescue dog, 12 years old, and also Princess Lulu’s sister. As Mom said, “She was our zen, our peace and she lived way too short a life.”
December means Christmas Day and all the decorating, shopping, and parties leading up to the big day. So, even though our Christmas this year will be a little bittersweet, we’re all excited, happy and healthy and looking forward to the new year.
We do help Mom a bit with the decorating, but mostly we tend to get in the way! That’s because we’re all short and tend to get distracted by shiny objects. And we don’t bother with a Christmas gift list because Mom knows all we want is: 1. Anything to eat. And 2. Anything that we can sleep with, play with or chew on. Keeps shopping real simple!
You know we love Christmas, but I found out that there are a lot of things going on leading up to Christmas Day, such as:
Santas’ List Day on the 4th, St. Nicholas Day and Mitten Tree Day on the 6th, Christmas Card Day is the 9th, Poinsettia Day is the 12th, Roast Chestnuts Day is the 14th, Look for an Evergreen Day is on the 19th, Go Caroling Day is on the 20th, Humbug Day and National Egg Nog Day are both on the 24th.
The one that confuses me is Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day on the 27th, two days after Christmas! Kinda late, isn’t it?
There are some odd days, as with most months. Take Dec. 4, which is Wear Brown Shoes Day, and the 6th is Put On Your Own Shoes Day, while the 8th is Take it in the Ear Day and the 12th is National Ding-a-Ling Day. Not sure what to do on the last two days!
And don’t forget Dec. 21 is the winter solstice, the beginning of winter and the shortest day of the year. And if you need something to drink to, Dec. 5 is Repeal Day, the day the 21st Amendment ended Prohibition.
And lest I forget, Dec. 31 is New Year’s Eve, which I can’t quite figure out. One minute it’s 2018 and the next it’s 2019? What’s the big deal? What changed? It’s just the next day, right? We’re all asleep way before midnight, anyway, so we don’t know what all the fuss is about!
Have a great holiday season, hope all your season’s wishes come true and we’ll see you in 2019!