observed by Diane » photo journal for those who enjoy vignettes of an ordinary life

Dogs Take Over the Opening of this post

(okay, so I get desperate for titles!) … Our aging Springer Spaniel Maggie had surgery on her eye this week. Good old Pearl went immediately into protection mode the moment I brought Maggie home from the animal hospital. That was a few days ago and all is well and normal again. (This photo is neither Maggie nor Pearl but thought you might enjoy it anyway.)

A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. ~Author Unknown

So are you well on your way to getting ready for Christmas? I got all my personal Christmas cards done today; tomorrow I plan on doing all my client Christmas cards. The boxes of Christmas decorations are all in the house waiting to be sorted out and hung. That’s a job for tomorrow as well. Since we never get to go to any Christmas parties ( I really miss those great social events ), I’ve decided I’m going to have some girlfriends over for a pre-Christmas lunch in a week from now and then my husband and I are also going to have an open house at some point likely just after Christmas. Something to look forward to! What about you? What social events are you looking forward to during the holiday season?

Tweet thisFollow me on TwitterPin thisshare on Facebook
sherri - December 4, 2010 - 10:17 pm

Stunning portrait, Diane. Pure genius.

Frida - December 5, 2010 - 11:30 am

A very beautiful photo Diane!

don - December 5, 2010 - 11:31 am

A fine shot of this dog! Your Christmas plans sound very good. I have an outside tree that I happened decorate with 400 bulbs before all the snow arrived. I must get my cards done…you’ve motivated me to get going! Thanks. Have a great day.

Marcie - December 5, 2010 - 2:05 pm

What a handsome portrait!

Deborah Carr - December 7, 2010 - 2:22 pm

A girl lunch is always a lovely treat at Christmas. I used to invite the gals from work over on my day off, have the fireplace going and the tree all lit. It was a lovely break. Now that I work from home, I am my only co-worker and since I live outside the city, no one has time to come for lunch. It’s simply not the same! And, also, no more glitzy Christmas parties. I sometimes wander through the party-dress section of the stores fingering the velvets and sequins wistfully.

Eileen - December 10, 2010 - 7:37 pm

A beautiful portrait.

I must get going on my Christmas cards. I’ve only got one done so far. I was away at the coast for 9 days but now I’m home, I’ve no excuse. Tomorrow! (Famous last words).

Glad you are taking the whole month off. A great month to take off. You need the break.