Sunday, November 27, 2011

Embracing the Holidays!

Red and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. We shared an amazing meal, potluck style, with the star of the day being a turkey, perfectly roasted by my beautiful niece. A good time was had by all and a true sense of gratitude overtook me. That propelled me into the Christmas mood and I ventured out for my first shopping outing yesterday, with Red sitting on my shoulder.

Red: Wow! We got a lot done in just a couple of hours.

Kathy: Yep, about half of it, I think.

Red: I love the Scooby-Do Bowling Set for James (my grandson)!

Kathy: Me, too! The kid’s got tons of toys, so I have to find something different to make sure he doesn’t already have it.

Red: I’m pretty sure you’re safe with that one. Hey, what about that lady that gave you the dirty look for talking to her?

Kathy: (laughing) She wasn’t the only one! Man, what a grumpy group! Did you catch the lady who abruptly turned away when I said the sweater she was holding was pretty?

Red: Yeah, well, there are a few people who don’t appreciate your social butterfly ways under the best of circumstances. Then throw in holiday shopping and you’re a goner.

Kathy: Oh, so you’ve noticed? (innocent expression)

Red: (knowing look) Yes, I’ve noticed. I’ve also noticed how much you enjoy creating butt puckers in uptight people.

Kathy: Who? Moi? Never! Just trying to spread the holiday love.

Red: Umm, hmm! Well, you might want to give them a big smile and “Happy Holidays!” rather than commenting what they’re buying, what they’re wearing or showing them something you’re buying. I’m just saying.

Kathy: (pouting prettily – I’m sure it was pretty pouting) Oh, okay! You’re probably right. Besides, I can just talk to you instead.

Red: (laughing loudly) Yeah! Well, we’ll see how long it takes for them to call the authorities and have you dragged off to the asylum.

Kathy: Ah, well. I’m still going to have a great holiday shopping season. Time for round two. Are you ready?

Red: Coming!


  1. "...creating butt puckers in uptight people..." what a GREAT line!!!! I am HOWLING with laughter. You are such a hoot and a great writer too. I love reading your blog. I just hope that someday I can capture the Kindle from my roommate and read your other stories. I have bought them all but sometimes I don't get the Kindle. Oh well, I will enjoy them even more when I do read them because I know you and Red so well. I think we were separated at birth. LOL!!! Thanks for a wonderful blog post. I enjoyed it immensely and it brightened a really GRAY day! Hugs, Ardee-ann

  2. Ardee - You are the best audience! You always get my jokes. Thanks girlfriend. PS - I'm really good at the butt pucker thing.

  3. Another great post, Kathy... and Red. You've done your job with me by making me smile-- again.

    Gift giving at Thanksgiving? You are a holiday girl! You're putting me in the spirit.

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