Pretty blue skies! The berries get brighter every day, especially as the leaves fall from the other trees in the background.
Tiggie checks the gifts under the tree each morning, rubbing his nose along the present's corners.
You never know, there might be something from another cat or something.
It pays to be careful about that.
Tiggie doesn't like surprises from other cats.
One of the earliest mice in the collection.
His poem reads:
Hobo's the King of the Road.
No place to call his own.
His home's out under the stars
The old church has been torn down.
Kind of sad...
I love his little bandanna satchel held on the end of a stick over his shoulder.
I received my Lucy mouse the year we joined the Swedish Covenant Church in San Diego. As a child I born into the Covenant church, and grew up thinking Swedish food was church food. I especially liked the sour cream pickled herring; I occasionally get a craving for some, and have to eat the whole jar by myself as no one else in the family enjoys the treat like I do.
I think girls born into Swedish families are lucky to get to wear the white dress and have the candles and everything on Dec. 13 each year. They look so pretty dressed in their St. Lucia gowns.
Now, about the Time Magazine's naming me as Person of the Year.
I quote from the December 13, 2006 issue, an article by Lev Grossman entitled:
Person of the Year: You
Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.
"Who are these people?.....I'm going to blog about my state of mind or the state of the nation or the steak-frites at the new bistro down the street? Who has that time and that energy and that passion?
The answer is, you do. And for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, TIME's Person of the Year for 2006 is you."
I'd like to take this moment to thank TIME for acknowledging my efforts, both as a blogger and as a person with a Master's degree in information management. I will be including this honor on my resume, and hope that you have a picture of me to post that doesn't make me look old or fat.
(If you'd like to read the whole article, and kick yourself for not blogging this year so YOU could have received this honor as well, click here. Meanwhile, high fives go out to my fellow recipients:
Kate, who got me into this, Laura, Dawn, Erin, Rose Buttons, Heidi, Matt, JillyTee, Jason and the many more whose writing inspire me and keep me in touch with the wonders of life.)