Friday, December 28, 2007

A Beachin’ Christmas

First of all allow me to thank you all for the wonderful Christmas wishes I came home to find here. It was so much fun to read them all.

We got home too late yesterday to pick up the fur children at the vets, so Fred couldn’t post anything today. Hopefully he will come home with good cheer and a pleasant personality as far as dealing with us humans with whom he shares his home most of the time.

We had a terrific time at the beach. The weather was warm enough for sunning in the daytime and cool enough to feel seasonal at night. Walking under a full moon and stars on the beach while wearing jeans and a sweatshirt was indeed a Christmas treat.

We both took pictures and as soon as we have a chance to download them and see what we have, I’ll post some.

Here’s one of the gifts Santa brought to me this year. Santa knows me so well.

Of course yesterday morning as we headed home we heard the news about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. I’m still trying to come to grips with this and what it means in the long run. I fear it isn’t good. For whatever else she may have done in her lifetime, she was a damned brave woman.


Blogger FranIAm said...

Dear PoP-

You were missed, but it was nice to think of you enjoying what you had wished for. Reading confirmation of that here is great!

As for less great, who knows what this will mean, but I am fairly certain that it is not good.

Can't wait to hear from Fred next time he blogs. I can't get my cat BooBoo to come to the computer for crap!

December 28, 2007 3:33 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

First: Belated Happy Holidays, POP and family!

Second, Bushco has the poop-touch: everything he touches.....

December 28, 2007 5:36 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

welcome back!

hope fred and murphy are adjusting....i took George with me on the trip and he handled it well

December 28, 2007 6:01 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Welcome home Patricia. Sounds like you had a great time.

I love the martini glass.

December 28, 2007 6:12 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Glad you had a good time and I bet you're thrilled to be back in the real world of violence, destruction and death. You're going to need that gift in 2008. A lot. ;-)

December 28, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Welcome back PoP and glad you had a nice time.

December 28, 2007 6:52 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Brave and determined she was indeed. Whatever else she had inside her.

Welcome back and I'm glad you had a great time on teh beach! I wouldn't go near my own Lake Erie's shoreline this time of year! Well, not since I'm no longer a crazy kid who used to love walkin' the ice.

Merry & Happy!!!

December 28, 2007 7:18 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Welcome back! Randal's right - you're gonna need that martini glass for '08!

December 28, 2007 7:23 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Welcome home. Glad you had a fine Christmas, and what a cool martini glass.

A shame about Benazir Bhutto, but not unexpected. I think it does not bode well for Pakistan's future. As for the rest of us, we should be scared shitless about whose hands Pakistan's nuclear bombs will eventually fall into. As sbgypsy said above, whatever Bush touches...

December 28, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Welcome back.

Its is a huge dissappointment about Bhutto. I think I'll drink myself into a stupor this year. That is much more pleasant then this reality.

"whatever Bush touches....". Ain't that the truth!

December 28, 2007 7:44 AM  
Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Seems like Santa mighta been tryin to say, "Keep yer glass empty and youll always have yer cherry."

December 28, 2007 7:52 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Welcome home my little sugar booger.

December 28, 2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger ZILLA said...

I MUST have your Christmas gift! It's got cherries all OVER it!

Welcome back, from the Cherry Capital of the Nation, where the beaches are frozen and the martinis are flowin'!

December 28, 2007 8:25 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Thank the sweet clean li'l baby jeebus you're back. I've missed ya.

And definitely keep your glass topped off. That's going to be my new year's resolution -- maintain sanity through increased drinking.

December 28, 2007 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sad and angry about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. I can't even articulate all the feelings and reactions to the news as yet.

So on to cheerier topics - love the martini glass, even though I'm a scotch drinker myself. Give Fred a hug from us all, and keep smiling and writing - it helps keep you sane, and with all the crazies running the world me and thee need to keep our wits about us.

December 28, 2007 9:04 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Glad you had a great time. Welcome back. About that martini glass, though: it doesn't have enough cherries.

I agree: 2008 sounds like a good year to not give up drinking. Maybe all that talk about "Saddam, Iraq, Saddam, 9/11, Iraq, nucular weapons, 9/11, Saddam, nucular weapons, Iraq, 9/11, Iraq, 9/11, IraqIraqIraq" five years ago wasn't part of such a great master plan...

December 28, 2007 9:33 AM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Welcome back Pop!

December 28, 2007 9:51 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

wonderful gift. hope fred had a happy holiday as well.

December 28, 2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

POP glad you had a good time. What a thing to come back to, reality! That Martini glass makes me thirsty. You will put it to good use.
What is going on in Pakistan is just a microcosm of what is to come around the world and it is just beginning and will not be quelled but not for now.
Look forward to your Pictures and hearing from fred! Hope the fur kids are well!

December 28, 2007 3:02 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Welcome back gal, missed ya, I even went to your site wondering if you got back early and sneaked in a tiny post.
Sad about Bhutto- a telling of the times!

December 28, 2007 3:04 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

welcome home...hope your holidays were lovely...Sanibel this time of year is so is true the Bhutto tragedy is so sad....hope the furry ones had a good holiday....thank you for all of your great blogging this year ( I lurk more than I comment)....namaste.

December 28, 2007 3:42 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

The Bhutto murder is just another example of the flaws in human nature.

Century after century we go on following the same destructive script. We need to throw it away, get ourselves a new narrative.

Admitting that human nature is deeply flawed would be a big step forward. The next would be to look at how to change it.


December 28, 2007 5:15 PM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Love the glass PoP! So festive! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time at the beach.

So sad that Bhutto was killed. Courage doesn't begin to describe what that woman possessed. She must've known she would never leave her country alive.

December 28, 2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger annie said...

what daniel said

December 28, 2007 6:55 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great time and I love your new martini glass.

December 28, 2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger D.K. Raed said...

Walking on the beach for xmas is a real treat! Coming home to hear of Bhutto's murder, well I guess now xmas is officially over, huh? As you know, I thought she would've been a wonderful TIME Person of the Year. Damned Brave indeed!

December 28, 2007 11:23 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

Hi, I can't wait to read Fred's new posts. I am still kind of down, but trying to keep my blog up.
Hope we all have a very Happy New Year!

December 29, 2007 6:35 AM  
Blogger Tequila Mockingbird said...

merry belated giftmas!

December 29, 2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Poor Fred! I'm glad I didn't have to spend Christmas at the vet!!

Seriously, I'm pleased that you had such a great time.

December 29, 2007 12:27 PM  
Blogger poopie said...

that's the coolest martini glass i've ever seen! your beach time sounds like just what i need. i'm gonna attempt that in '08 while countin' down bush's last days.

December 29, 2007 2:02 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Whatever. She was also a greedy woman living above her followers and that was her downfall.

December 29, 2007 9:19 PM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

glad you had a great trip - and that glass simply demands to be filled with some holiday cheer.

i must say, tho, i came here for my weekly fred rush....hope he had a good time on his own vacation!

Bhutto's assassination is beyond sad. i think she had the right stuff for a more peaceful, less threatening Pakistan. whatever her obvious, and secretive, motives - this was a woman the world really needed.

December 30, 2007 2:39 AM  
Blogger Comandante Agí said...

Glad to hear you had a relaxing holiday. For next year, my wife and I have decided to get away at Christmas time. There's too much stress and commotion - we rather spend the time in peace.

December 30, 2007 8:27 AM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Welcome back and have a Happy New Year!


December 30, 2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger Kahshe Cottager said...

Just dropping in to wish you a very Happy New Year! Love the new martini glass - I have a friend who collects them too! I just empty them *-)

December 30, 2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Drive-By Blogger said...

Hey, I saw you leave a comment over at the Katrinacrat.

Didn't you just love Donnie's Christmas Eve post: Katrinacrat Christmas Greeting

December 30, 2007 3:30 PM  
Blogger Drive-By Blogger said...

Oooops, Correct link to the Katrinacrat -
Donnie's Christmas Greeting

December 30, 2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger vanillabirdies said...

Hey Pop!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I've begun volunteering at the ASPCA and they have a section with very large very territorial cats...None of them quite compare to the ever handsome, and intense Fred...and I'm sure none of them can blog so obviously they're a bit below him.

I'm also pretty sure he could take them all on despite that I have been told they could eat a small dog.

December 30, 2007 9:23 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

PoP, Happy New Year to you and your family!


December 30, 2007 10:57 PM  

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