In the midst of all the Leo drama, there was a fabulous yard sale nearby on Saturday and I found all these goodies. These Santas were all in one box under a table. I grabbed it immediately -- 263 days until Christmas!
Seventeen Santas, one Mrs. Claus, one angel, one reindeer and one elf on a star. Ebay or Etsy, here we come!
Plus this bag full of elf picks --
Then I found these monkeys (and a wee dog)! They are small, about 3-4 inches tall. Aren't they silly?
This cool Casper the Friendly Ghost music maker by Mattel, dated 1963. Doesn't play music anymore, but the graphics are nice and colorful.
Not a bad score, especially for a yard sale. There were a few to choose from and fortunately, I feel like I chose the right one to go to first. Don't you love when that happens?
Thank you all for your condolences regarding Leo. We were lucky to have two great boy cats; they were playful, social, and very affectionate. This will be the first time in about 20 years that I will be without an animal friend; growing up we were never allowed to have pets so right after college I rescued an elderly cat and got a live Christmas tree (also banned). Which with the cat was an interesting combination -- I'm also allergic to both so that was fun too!
At one point in my married life we had 3 cats, 8 finches, and 3 fish at the same time. I've been wanting a dog, maybe one like this sweet Corgi posted by Crazy Aunt Purl (this is a fun knitting blog; I don't knit, but I enjoy reading her stories), but I didn't think it would sit well with Leo. Isn't he adorable? Look at those little legs!
We've dog-sat for these two guys a few times (Leo tolerated them begrudgingly; I think he realized they would be going home eventually) and although I love them, I think a dog might be a little too needy for me. I liked that my cats had each other to keep themselves company during the day, and in the evening were happy to see me and affectionate but not CRAZY to get my attention.
So I hope some more animal friends are in our future. Gotta love 'em!