Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Holidays!

The postal carrier has been busy this holiday season.  Between Sequoia sending out his dog treats and my roommates ordering me lots of hiking gear and other gifts online the postal carrier sure has been swamped.

The mail has been stacking up lately, it's about time I saw what has arrived.  Jerry and Ben were on top of it this year.  This card came in early December.  The snow is beautiful, great pictures, and looks like Boo even got in the shot.  I bet you they had a big mug of hot chocolate after the photo shoot. 
Droopy, Spunky, and Patch sent this great card.  It's a got a nice family photo in it and it's one of my favorite colors.  It even looks like Droopy took off his hat for this photo. 
Ajdin, Uncle Tibbs, Oogie, Ms. Feathers, and Parker sent an awesome card and they all signed it!  These signatures are going to be worth lots of money some day. 

I opened Ajdin and crews gift and one of my Christmas stuffies came to visit. Let's call him "Bear". I wonder why Bear showed up at this moment?  Aha!  He must have smelled the honey in the air. 

Looks like a package came from Canada.  I wonder who it could be from?
Ah, it's from Sandy!  Sandy sent this awesome Santa Hat.  It's a perfect fit.  The gifts keep coming it seems I have a little package to open up as well. 
Fun, scrabble tiles!  Let's see what I can spell.  Hmm, this might be harder than I thought.  I better wrangle Bear away from the honey and see if he can help. 
I insisted he wash his paws before touching the tiles.  It appears that Bear is quite the puzzle solver.
 After some mulled wine and extra chocolaty hot chocolate Bear and I think we solved the puzzle. 
The word with the missing tile is supposed to be "neat".

Thanks everyone!  Hope your have a happy holiday filled with lots of cookies and extra chcolately starbucks hot chocolate (it's on the secret menu).  
Little Fox ~

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Preparations

I can't believe it's time to prepare for the holidays.  I have so much to do to prepare but before I get started I better "fuel up" at Starbucks.  Has anyone tried one of their Ugly Sweater Cookies yet?  I better get one just to make sure it's up to Starbucks Quality.
Before I get started I better make sure the oven is cleaned.  I can check that chore off my list. 

My stuffy guests are very particular.  Good thing I got extra strong and durable plates.  The blue plates are for cookies and desserts.  Hmm, maybe I should use the big plates for cookies and desserts instead?
 Salt, Pepper and Bread.  Got that taken care of.
Lucky for me my "friend" Sara Lee decided to help me with the baking.
You know, if I put the rolls on this holiday plate I bet you my guests will think they are homemade. 
Time to make the cookies.  Hooray! My roommates got white  chocolate baking chips, now I can make my famous cookies.  Good luck with your holiday preparations fellow stuffies. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Year - End Sekrebeary Evaluation Results

After lots of hard work on the computer I have finally completed my Sekrebeary's year end evaluation.  Let's see how they did.

I have added a few new categories this time and I have changed my evaluation form to be a little easier to fill out.  I hope my new form is fairer to my Sekrebeary's, it's best to be fair and thorough when you are dealing with Sekrebeary's and their wages. 

Updated Sekrebeary Evaluation Winter 2015

Provides an equal size Christmas stocking compared to the dog.

Not even close. 

Pays all contractor bills to stuffy on time and in full amount no matter what the price is (supervision doesn’t come free you know).

Hmm, still waiting on that receiving payment for this bill.

Providing a proper Cinco de Mayo celebration (i.e. no frozen burritos)

 Well, that didn’t happen this year.

Hosts at least two contests for stuffy and stuffy pals.

Didn’t host two contests but we did host one.  Partial Credit.
Provides snacks  (promptly and without eye rolling) when requested from stuffy

 Snacks are provided....but not necessarily promptly or w/o eye rolling.  Usually at the end of an adventure not throughout the adventure.
Provides outings as requested by stuffy

 Outings are provided, again not at immediate request of the stuffy.
Takes stuffy to Starbucks for hot chocolate (without argument from Sekrebeary).

 Takes stuffy NEAR a Starbucks but often not inside.

Brings all gear on adventures (flags, scarfs, snacks etc.)

 Occassionally.  Gear seems to get lost, perhaps stuffy needs a specific closest.
Takes an appropriate amount of overnight and/or day trips each year
Always has cookies on hand

 Yes, but stuffy could always take MORE overnight trips.

Well it seems that my Sekrebeary’s could use some remediation.  I better enroll them back in Sekrebeary school.  Sandy seems to have his sekrebeary trained well maybe I should send them to Canada for Sekrebeary school?  Ooogie can you process that paperwork for me?  Droopy can you research if we are allowed to bring Bacon over the border (I want to make sure they are well fed).  Jerry and Ben can you send me a care package while my Sekrebearies are in school?      

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Welcome Christmas Stuffies!

Hello Blog Pals,

I hope everything is going well, I am trying to stay above water as we have gotten lots of rain lately.  Don't worry, I am a resilient stuffy. 
Note: Stock footage from the local news my street is nothing like this.  Thank goodness.

A couple of things are happening at the house.  Most importantly, it's time to start decorating the house for Christmas.  

This box is cavernous.  Man, I just want to find the ornaments and the Christmas stuffies.

Ah, Reindeer has been found!  He is going to help me wrangle up the Christmas stuffies.

Hey look, the whole gang is here.  

Looks like the nut crackers have taken on a new responsibility this year, it seems they have decided to guard the liquor.  That's a beary important job.  I might hang around here and "supervise" to make sure it's done right.
Let's see; Tequila, Sour Apple, Wine, Vodka.  Looks like a good party to me. 

With the stuffies comes the stockings.  Can you guess whose stocking is Sequoia’s and whose stocking is for all of the stuffies?

I have to take a small break from blogging to sit down and work on my Sekrebeary's evaluation since they keep hinting at a Christmas Bonus.  Do you think they will get it?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Secret Waterfalls

It's been forever since I have gone hiking, what a crime!  So, just to update everyone it's been beary rainy the last two weeks.  Hmm, let's take a look at the forecast.  Doesn't look like the rain is going to stop anytime soon.  Phoey!

The one good thing about all this rain is that there are some secret waterfalls along the trail that might not regularly be there.  I don't see any waterfalls here, just mud. Although, I must say I look fetching in my scarf. 

If you can see in the back there is a little waterfall.  The little waterfall is beary clear but the pool it's draining into is a tad muddy. 
There is a little greenery still left near this raging river but I wouldn't classify it as a waterfall. 

Finally, the last waterfall on the hike.  Ok, a waterfall might be an exaggeration but certainly a fast moving stream. 

Who knows what these secret waterfalls might be like after another week of rain (sigh) .  Maybe Sandy can lend me his rain gear?