Wednesday, December 22, 2010


When the boys were young, we used a Countdown to Christmas calendar. It had a pocket for each day that held a strip of paper with an activity that would help us get ready for Christmas. Even though I haven't used that calendar for many years, I still like the concept of spreading out the holiday activities, and try to do one or two things every day to make the season less hectic.
I thought I wrapped the last of the presents yesterday.  However, when I came into the kitchen this morning, I saw a shredded mess of gift bag and tissue paper piled on the island, with one of the presents in the middle of it.  When Tony came home from work, he told me this story...

Before work he was using his computer on the couch with cat Pepper curled up on his lap. Tony sneezed, which startled the cat, who jumped off his lap and ran out of the room.  A few minutes later he noticed Pepper in the living room staring intently at the Christmas tree.

Tony continued getting ready for work.  As he was getting ready to walk out the door, there was a rustling sound coming from the living room.  He walked in and noticed torn paper scattered all over.  Pepper had taken it upon himself to unwrap one of the presents!

What?    Isn't it mine?

After dinner I got a sturdy box, put the gift in it, then re-wrapped it and put it back under the tree.  Pepper better NOT try that again!


  1. Pepper needs some toys! My trio od four leggers have been at my heels everyday as I bake and put cookies in tins. They are at least keeping the floor clean!

  2. Naughty Pepper. Hope you and Pepper have a lovely Christmas and that he can hold back from opening any more gifts! Have a lovely time :o)

  3. Kitties like Christmas, too.