Monday, January 5, 2009

Another Christmas Passed

Jude, Pablo and Jill on Pre-Christmas Eve.

The Navidad altar.

Busmo guards his present.

We celebrated Christmas Eve on the 23rd: Pablo, Jude visiting from Georgia, Jill visiting from down the street...actually she was taking on the commando during our absence over Christmas, the commando and me. There were a few gifts under the Christmas altar, and Busmo was particularly attracted to one which happened to be their new scratching post. The catnip inside probably clued him in. Watching the cats enjoy opening gifts was more fun than receiving gifts myself.

One of my gifts from Pablo was this cool pair of "slipper" slippers.

I macramed some friendship bracelets with the clay beads we brought back from La Calma, Honduras. Daniela, Pablo and I painted most of them. I also made some keychains. People love bracelets around here, so I was able to gift several. It was not my most artistic year, but at least I made an effort.

Busmo wins the cutest photo of the week posing in the canoe.

I will catch you up on the holiday happenings as soon as I get reorganized. Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!


Lena said...

I love the photo of the cat in the canoe. That could be professional. Also, you made those bracelets? They're beautiful; I'm impressed.

Beth said...

I've been reading your blog on and off for awhile, but just wanted to jump in and tell you that I LOVE those slippers!!!!

Linda Dorton said...

Lena, thanks for the compliment. Busmo was a shy kitten but I think he is ready for a modeling career. He gave me so many poses that day in the canoe, they were all precious.

I used to macrame a lot. The clay beads I got from the artisan in La Calma, Honduras, are special to me. I wish I could send you one.

Linda Dorton said...

Beth, Hey I am glad you like the slippers. They are fun. Thanks for the comment and for reading my blog.