Christmas Catnip

12 Dec

It has long been a great source of frustration and vexation to me that December and the time surrounding the holidays is dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year” because, well… I find it to be more like the most exhausting time of the year.

Don’t get me wrong. It does have its magical moments for sure. But truth be told… between all of the holiday preparations, commitments and gatherings, nieces and nephews in winter sports and fielding 100,000 questions from family and friends about any future wedding plans… finding time to write has been a little more challenging.

That is why—for this Monday’s post—I am sharing with you something Christmas-ey that I hope will make you smile…

Stanley, my little Christmas helper…

For you fellow cat owners out there you know that all the catnip in the world cannot compare to the sheer bliss found in the bottom of a paper bag… or on the inside of the leftover cardboard tube when the wrapping paper has been used up… or in a pile of crumpled tags, receipts, tape and ribbon scraps. 

And don’t even get me started on their magnetic attraction to the low-hanging tree ornaments. Suffice it to say that for at least one member of this household… Christmas truly IS the most wonderful time of the year.

Have a great Monday everyone… only 12 shopping days left. If you don’t have that special something for that special someone yet… My advice is to get out there and get it over with or else there’s a good chance it will wind up beneath someone else’s tree.

5 Responses to “Christmas Catnip”

  1. deb shields December 12, 2011 at 11:53 AM #

    Stan’s picture says it all! It is the small, inexpensive, even free things of the Christmas season that make it wonderful…like baking cookies with a granchild. Thanks Juliann for the fun night.

  2. cravesadventure December 12, 2011 at 12:41 PM #

    Someone let the cat in the bag – ha! Loving the photo of Stan the Man:) Growing up we had designated kittie ornaments for the bottom half of the tree after the cat broke a few and did not need an emergency vet visit during the holidays. Maybe we need to find our inner child and get excited about the box or bag the gift came in – my brother had this fascination for a few years when he was little and I loved the bows and ribbon (still do!). Thanks for sharing!

  3. JT December 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM #

    I am thinking I will just roll myself in wrapping paper and lay beneath the tree :D

    • JT December 12, 2011 at 2:14 PM #

      Oh and put a tag on me that says do not open till 2012!

  4. Booksphotographsandartwork December 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM #

    I don’t even want to think about what my cat would do if I put a regular full sized tree. The big 17 pound fat girl took a flying leap the other day in the kitchen straight from the floor to the top panel of the kitchen window! I have never seen her do that before and had no idea that she could do that. So a tree would be real trouble. I guess my mantle isn’t really safe now either.

    I just wish I hadn’t waited until the last minute to do everything.

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