it's december. the year is winding down (which ... how?? already??), and the start of this month brings the high school swim season, dodgy weather, marc's busy season (well, busier than normal.), the holidays, and snowflake.
hey there, snowflake.
harper and i both searched her room the night before december 1, trying to find gray kitty, but we just couldn't find her. harp was philosophical: "maybe snowflake knows where gray kitty is" ... "maybe gray kitty went to visit the north pole and will come back with snowflake" ... etc.
she hoped for the best, and laid out a nice warm bed, a cup of water, and a nightlight to greet her elf. and in the morning, not only was snowflake tucked into her blankets, but so was gray kitty.
and so begins our visit with snowflake.
day 2: snowflake needed a sugar recharge from her long journey. lucky for her, our halloween candy was still in a bowl in the entryway. in the morning, harper found her and gray kitty hiding among the candlesticks, with a little pile of candy wrappers around them.
day 3: harp woke up to find snowflake and gray kitty had done a little overnight christmas decorating in the bathroom. (we've decided to leave up the lights, and perhaps make them a yearly thing; that pink glow is pretty cheerful.)
day 4: snowflake earned her keep by bringing breakfast. that was an appreciated gesture.
day 5: we got the christmas tree up and decorated, but snowflake beat me to putting on the tinsel.
day 6: having missed out on the fun of decorating the tree, snowflake and gray kitty decorated their own tree.
day 7: snowflake and gray kitty looked how i felt yesterday morning.
day 8: apparently, there is a game of hide and seek going on this morning.