That's my cat Hunter. It's a classic picture isn't it? He actually did that on his own, I did NOT pose him. I swear. He loves the haystack. I guess it's just the black cat in him. But this picture reminds me that the holidays are coming, yet again. I actually was at a store recently and saw some Christmas decorations. I just started getting used to the fact they rush it before Thanksgiving, but before Halloween? They are not even giving a chance to these other holidays. Halloween is awesome. I always have fond memories of it. Even though it seems like it's just not what it used to be, atleast around these parts. Then there is Thanksgiving. It's not as fun as Halloween or Christmas but it has one main sticking point....Family. Getting together and being with your family. How often do you get a chance to have your whole family together? I know with mine it's not very often. So I do enjoy Thanksgiving for this reason.
Then that leads up to Christmas. Ah, Christmas. All the preparation, agrravation and rushing around faster than Santa's sled can fly. With all the complaining I do getting ready for Christmas, it is so worth it. I love watching my kids open their gifts. I love watching my family open the gifts I bought them. Most of all I love the big Christmas buffet we have at my sister-in-law's house. Getting all his side together doesn't happen very often either or as much as we would like. So it is always alot of fun. I forgot to mention in the morning my parents come over to watch the boys open their gifts. Then I make a huge breakfast for all of us. I always enjoy that.
So, with all the aggravation that goes along with the holidays always try to remember what they are really about. Family and friends. Also remember you don't have to push and shove at the stores in this day and age anymore. That's where the great invention of the internet comes in most handy. Cyber Monday! Huge life saver. I hated being the toy store store when my boys were little and fighting for that last most wanted toy of the year. Ugh! Just try to sit back for a moment during Christmas time, stare at the lights twinkling on your tree, and snuggle with the one or ones you love.