Friday, December 22, 2006

Scenes from the livingroom, and the backyard

I've been home with a stomach bug for most of this week, hence the lack of blogging. My quality time on the couch has included a bizarre array of books, making me wonder if it's brilliant or disturbing that I can flip so easily back and forth between the gut-wrenching pages of A Hope In the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League and Jennifer Weiner's The Guy Not Taken?

In other news, THAT DOG came home from the groomers looking spiffy and spry with her new clean self, then promptly gulped down a pile of poop left by who knows what sort of animal while rooting around in the back yard. Honestly, I don't even want to imagine the creature that left that - we live in the city, so it's not like we have many wild kingdom moments. Kylie, however, dove right in and reveled in the moment, so to speak, celebrating the "unique gift" from her mammalian brethren. Seeing a hawk circling overhead, I quickly pulled her and her poopy mouth inside before she fell down a rung on the food chain.

She, I noticed, does not have a stomach bug.

And while I kvetched about it back in November, now would be a perfect time for a little Barry Manilow Christmas music...


5 comments:

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Forget Barry (although he's great)...go for Rat Pack Christmas--it's sentimental, upbeat, fun, and funky! Both my boys like it too.

Sorry about the bug! Hope you get to feeling better before the big day!

LEstes65 said...

I 2nd that. Just listened to Dean Martin's Christmas album today. Also Frank. But my fave is The Roches. Best Christmas album ever. Don't forget Babs, Nat King Cole, Bing, The Charlie Brown Christmas sound track, Elvis, Ella, Diana Krall...goodness, there are so many to choose from before I'd ever get to Barry.

And thanks for the visual of THAT DOG eating poo. I'm dog sitting for my sister's pooch. I keep careful vigil to assure no poop consumption. GACK.

Karen said...

I love Barry at the holidays! And I have to add that Barry's duet with Clay Aiken on his special was so much cheesy fun I could barely stand it. :) Hope you feel better soon!

Swishy said...

Oh! I hope you're feeling better! A poopy doggie mouth probably didn't do much to quell the stomach flip-flops, huh?

Merry Christmas!

TTQ said...

I hate when my guys do that! And we get an occasional hawk too, we worry about our little guy (beagle) when they are out. Merry Christmas.