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Grandkids Christmas Visit

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Dane, Nick, & Lilly came to visit and celebrate Christmas with us on Monday the 23rd. Then on the 26th, Julian and Olivia arrived. Today, everyone but Olivia walked over to Little Run School. Olivia was in need of little “alone time,” so she stayed home with Bee. At the school, they all played a little soccer & played on the playground equipment. It’s been a glorious Christmas, and it will be sad see them all leave tomorrow!

Click on the first picture below, then click on the right side to run through all the pics. Enjoy!

Cats Are Assholes, part 1,745,092

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So, it’s Christmas Day, and Maggie, one of our new cats, decided to climb about 50 feet up a neighbor’s hickory tree.  Then, of course, she can’t get down.  The temperature was supposed to drop to the  low 20s tonight, so we can’t just leave her up there, or so I’m told.  We called Adam from Out on a Limb Tree Service and he came out on Christmas Day, climbed the tree and grabbed the cat. It’s a Christmas miracle!  Thanks Adam!  Here’s video Amanda made of Maggie being saved.  Click a picture to embiggen and then click on the right side of the picture to run through them.




UPDATE:  Maggie has a very large  2-3″ gash on her belly.  Looks like she may have been attacked by a hawk or some of our local Northern Virginia fauna.  Brenda and Amanda took her to the 24 emergency vet.  I’m taking bets on how many thousands of dollars emergency vet services on Christmas will cost.  Does anyone know how to set up a Go Fund Me Page?

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

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Well, here’s an inspiring Christmas story.

Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts
OMAHA, Neb. – The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children.

He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter.

“She told him, `No, I’m paying for it,'” recalled Edna Deppe, assistant manager at the store in Indianapolis. “He just stood there and looked at her and then looked at me and asked if it was a joke. I told him it wasn’t, and that she was going to pay for him. And he just busted out in tears.”

At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers’ layaway accounts,  …more…


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