12 December 2007

it's finally catsmas time! (almost)

mom finished the decorating last night! nelson snoopervised (nappervised, we mean) the hanging of the stockings that mom knitted about a million-billion naps ago (almost 30 years!!!).here's our catsmas tree, which isn't as much fun as the big one we can climb, but at least there are some ornaments on it this year, an' our very own catsmas stockings are hung behind it!this nutcracker is one that mom & dad gave to grampa in chicago along time ago. he had a display of about 20 nutcrackers that he called "the croatian army" (he's croatian). now he's in a nursing home an' can't haf stuff like that ennymore acause some of the more confused residents would help 'em get mislaid. they've heisted his glasses twice, his clothes disappear from his closet, etc etc--he's even found someone else in his bed a time or two, not that (at 94) he would care in any meaningful way--so we reinherited this guy.here is mom's nativity set that great-gramma an' granpa an' the aunties gave her when she was a kid. it was made in italy, an' is out for the first time since ed came to live wif us--he had an unhealthy interest in it . . . now we has this nice glass case it can live in. mom hopes you likes the flash/christmas star. she worked hard to get it centered just right!an' this is mom's saint nicholas that her gramma gave her on st nicholas day (6 december) when she was six. it had chocolates inside it then, now it has temptayshuns. ALSO behind glass, drats. (an' yes, mom admits she's a lousy housekeeper, as evidenced by the smeary mirror. she sez, "deal with it!")

11 comments:

Tybalt said...

Those are all wonderful decorations! It is great that you have your very own tree (even if you can't climb it) and stockings!

Daisy said...

That nativity set is very special. I love how the flash made a Christmas star!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You have lots of nice holiday decorations.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, your house is so nice and Christmasy!

Artsy Catsy

Fat Eric said...

So exciting! How many naps till Christmas...can't be more than 100 surely?

China Cat said...

Oh, your house looks so wonderfully Christmas-y! That flash made a great star for your Nativity! Great decorating job! I must get my Lap Lady going on our decorating! Oh, that's right - then I will have to get off of her lap!

Purrrrrs, China Cat

Ramses said...

We'z got Kissmouse stockings too... Though I'z not sure if Isis has one yet!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh your house is decorated so nice!! We love that you have your own little tree and the flash making a star is cool! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!
Your FL furiends,

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Your house looks so nice all decorated up for Christmas. All we got now is a naked tree. Mom says we will decorate tonight or tomorrow.

Christine and FAZ said...

We think the very best Christmas decorations are the old ones with lots of memories attached to them. Purrs

Parker said...

How pretty your decorations are!