Originally Posted by napdognewfie
A CHRISTMAS INVITATION TO MY BYC FRIENDS
Due to Martha Stewart once again refusing my last-minute invitation, we will have extra room at our Christmas dinner table. You all are welcome.
I was short on time and since I don't have to impress Martha, I have made a few small changes to this year's celebration...
Our sidewalk will not be lined with homemade paper bag luminaries. After a trial run, it was discovered that no matter how much time consumed decorating them, the rows of flaming bags just did not have the welcoming effect we had in mind... neither did the burning dog food, laying mash or kitty liver bags. I'm on a tight budget. Hey, I tried.
To guests arriving from snow-free climates, it is not a good idea to play or dig in the the winter wonderland in our yard. The smooth, calm, sparkling blanket of snow is beautiful but, trust me, there are unpleasant surprises under there. I need to remind parents of small ones to be especially mindful of their children and do not let them eat the yellow snow! We have dogs. Enough said.
Please excuse the muddy-looking mess on the front sidewalk. It was very icy and I requested that salt or cat litter be liberallt sprinkled for safety. I did not realize some thrifty joker would have put down the used litter directly from the cat box. I am, however, quite impressed with the extra traction from the lumpy bits. Please don't forget to remove your footwear before entering the house.
Once inside, guests will notice that due to the cats helping, the entry hall is no longer decorated with the handmade swags of evergreens, herbs and bows. The cats ate them like a salad and promptly threw them back up. We felt it best not to try again. Instead, the dog's