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The plastic tub that you buy your turkey breast in? Don't try and heat the turkey in it. It is not oven-proof. Also, do not cook biscuits from a can on a pizza pan that has holes in the bottom because all of the other pans are occupied. There is a pile of something in the bottom of the oven now that looks like it used to be a small mammal. Don't worry - all dogs are present and accounted for.

I worked today so I could be off this Sunday. This means I will work 3 days in a row this week. I hope I don't run away screaming before the end of Friday's shift.

Stinky dog was watching intently as I trimmed my toenails down and accidentally clipped one to the quick and it started to bleed. I realize that in a roundabout way, she has learned her bad habit of eating on her feet until they bleed from me. Hey, I have this horrible pimple/cigarette burn/tumor/twin and I rubbed some of her medicine on it today to see if it would help. It did. I guess Stinky and I have a mutually beneficial relationship because the medicine is for her bleeding feet.

Oh! Let me tell you what I got for Christmas! They boys wrote me some really sweet letters. Thanking me for different things and saying they loved me and whatnot. Almost made me cry.

At the elementary school, they do this thing called "Santa's Secret Shop". It's where kids can go and get little gifts for people. The Secret Shop gift is always my favorite one to open because I know that the kid picked it out all by himself. This was my last year for a gift from there because this is LittleBrother's(11) last year in elementary school and he got me this nifty little plaque that is a nice little "ode to Mom". That got me all teary-eyed too. I am such a wuss.

Sweety and I had said the chair would be our gift to each other and that we would not buy any gifts for one another. Sweety did not abide by this rule. We had opened all of our gifts (I thought) and I was in the kitchen getting ready to cook, when Sweety told me that the boys had a present for me. Uh-huh. I got a ring that I've been wanting for awhile. (ignore the jacked-up looking pinky and the wrinkly fingers. why are my fingers so damn wrinkly? they need a lift or something.) The stone is the boys' birthstone. I was quite surprised. I hadn't even snooped under the tree for a present for me because one wasn't supposed to be there.

I think Chi Chi needs an enema. She has been sitting on my lap for a couple of hours and has passed noxious, eye-watering gas at least 4 times. Something must be rotten in her. Or maybe it was the people food that she ate yesterday? I forgot about that.

Time for a bath and bed.


Joey Polanski said...

Wait a minute!

You ate people food yestrday too!

Hows YER gas?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hey Chickie...The "ring" link isn't a link...It doesn't do aanything...Would LOVE to see it though....Poor Chi Chi...OY! And I think it is Hilarious that Stinky's Nedicine works on you, too! LOL!
Sounds like you had a really terrific Christmas, outside of 'the meal'....lol

Rich | Championable said...

Dude. You let Chi Chi stay on your lap for a couple of HOURS when she was emitting noxious fumes?

Either you love her a LOT, you have very little short term memory, or something is seriously weird(er) over there.


moooooog35 said...

You have a LOT more patience with your dog than mine.

Mine went into a vomit fit in the middle of our living room wherethe entire family was opening presents.


Just how I wanted to spend my Christmas Day...dabbing up chunky dog vomit from my carpet.

patti_cake said...

I can't see any pics of a ring or fingers (wrinkly or otherwise). I have monkey fingers so don't feel bad!

That is SO SWEET of the boys. I love stuff like that. Warms my cold heart.

patti_cake said...

Okay I DID see the ring, it's gorgeous!

Joseph said...

What! Wait a minute...what the hell happened to your little finger? That is some serious right turn it makes! And the nail grows a little weird too...ummm, is this your HNT pic? LOL

Anonymous said...

Your pinky finger looks like mine did when I played football back in high school and my hand got stepped on by a lineman who weighed like a million pounds. It took years to straighten back out. The ring does look nice though. That was very thoughtful of Sweety.

Chickie said...

Joey Polanski - Shhh! What good are dogs if I can't blame things on them?! As far as Sweety knows, I haven't experienced any flatulence since Stinky dog came into our lives.

Lady of the Hills - Try cutting/pasting this into your browser to see the ring

"The Meal" was actually my least favorite part of Christmas. For some reason, most of the things I cooked tasted "off" to me. Everybody said it was good though.

Rich Championable - The only reason I kept Chi Chi on my lap was because it was so much fun to waft the offending odor towards Sweety. I liked the look on his face when he got a whiff.

Moooooog35 - There is nothing worse than dog vomit. Stinky got something a few days ago and yakked it up on the carpet. Made me gag to clean it up. I feel your pain.

Patti_Cake - I don't think that you, of all people, have a cold heart! Must be a touch of the grouchies :) I love the ring but I'm so afraid of whacking it into something that I'm afraid to wear it.

Joseph - The finger is hereditary. It is good for nose-picking. Heh, that's not the HNT pic.

Midwestern City Boy - Just another reason that I don't play football! Sweety did quite a job this Christmas. He's something else!

Sara Sue said...

Dog enemas ... now there's a blog title!

The ring is gorgeous! Congrats! Can we see a pic of the plaque??

Chickie said...

Sara Sue - Here's the plaque. Even though the Chinese made a million of them - I really like mine!