Sunday, November 6, 2011

Game Playing Kitty & Holiday Shopping

Monopoly anyone??

This is Snickers and she loves to lay anywhere that she shouldn't.
Her chosen spot would be upon my bed (which doesn't make me very happy) and her second favorite spot would be any old box. The kids were playing Monopoly one evening and she of course climbed right in the empty box and made herself at home. I said that she just wanted to play Monopoly too!
She also likes to play hide and seek.
Here she is hiding behind the shower curtain.
And here she is coming out to get me. Blurry I know but you get the idea of her coming to get me.
 She is such a funny cat. She only wants "messed" with when she is in the mood but look out when she is because then she won't leave you alone.

We (Mom & I) ventured out yesterday to get a start on holiday shopping and I couldn't believe how busy the stores were. I'm not sure if it was the nice weather that brought everyone out or if they all had the same idea as me....start early before the crowds hit.
If that was their thought too, then we were all wrong because Toys R Us was jam packed. We skipped several aisles because of all the people in them and returned to them once they cleared.
All in all though, it was a pretty productive day. We did get a good start on the season.
Speaking of starting the season, I've seen several people here in blogland have already put up their trees. I haven't done that yet but we will soon. Our town's Christmas parade is on the 18th I believe and I usually put ours up around that weekend. I figure if you are going to go to all the trouble of putting it all out and up then you might as well be able to enjoy it for a while plus it always adds to the excitement of the coming holidays. After Christmas is a whole different story though because I'm ready to take it all down and clean up the holiday mess within a day or two of Christmas.

When do you all put up your decorations and do you leave them up for a while after Christmas?
Just curious!

I was hoping to have my latest stitchery done this weekend but that didn't happen. I stayed up last night watching a new Hallmark movie that was 4 hours long and I didn't stitch a bit. The movie was good but long. I wouldn't have even known it was on if I hadn't read about it on this blog.
                                              It's a Wonderful Movie
Great place to check out upcoming "family" movies that will be airing on TV.
Well that's it for my weekend. I think I'll see what's on TV and sew a bit before bedtime.


Carmen C. said...

LOL, your Snickers is too funny, what is it with cats and boxes?? When I worked at the animal hospital and we unpacked supplies we always had to check the empty boxes before taking them out to make sure the clinic cat wasn't in any of them! I put up my decor usually the weekend before Thanksgiving and usually take it down a day or 2 after Christmas but this yr. will leave it up till the kids leave:)

Cheryl said...

Snickers is very pretty.
We always put ours up after Thanksgiving. I just may have to change, since more people are.

Loretta said...

I love your Snickers and her antics...hiding, box sitting, etc. You must have loads of fun with her! I missed that movie Saturday, wasn't in the mood this weekend for some reason. Have a good week. Hugs!

Mama-Bug said...

Snickers is such a cutie! What is it with cats and boxes; they just love them. I haven't even thought about holiday shopping yet! Hope you had a great weekend.

Trace4J said...

Oh sweet Snickers!
I have already started preparing for CHRISTmas! I like to enjoy slowly preparing in Nov. and Dec.
Love everything about it. Come Jan though I am ready to pakc up and put away..
Hugs Trace

Lady Jane said...

Snickers is so cute. I ran into Big Lots yesterday to pick up painters tape and the woman in line with me had 2 shopping carts full of stuff, lol... When she saw me eyeballing it she said "yep my Christmas shopping is all done"... Lucky her... Hugs, LJ

Susie Swanson said...

Snickers is adorable and I haven't even though about Holiday shopping yet.I'm always the cow's tail..Susie

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Snickers is adorable ~ I used to have two siamese cats ~ scamper and scooter, I love that breed ~ very smart!
I started some Christmas shopping but not much ~ not looking forward to it. I usually start putting out decorations on Thanksgiving day but I don't know this year the Packers play on that day ~ we'll see.
Prim Blessings

Sharon said...

I'm a "dog" person, but Snickers is beautiful! Loved the shot of her hiding behind the curtain. LOL!
I've always put up our Christmas tree and decorations the day after Thanksgiving and ready to take them all down the day after Christmas. I'm ready to get things back in order by then.