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Some Christmas Thoughts

Some things about the holidays I love.

The light displays warm the heart on a cold winter night. The music promoting peace is particularly welcomed  this year.


Some things about the holidays i don’t care for at all. 

The crowds. The attitudes. The theft. The unrealistic expectations.

I’ve never really cared for the holiday celebrations. I always felt I was being judged by how I looked, how I dressed, or what gifts I gave. Took me a long time to realize that most people are wondering the same thing, and even if I was being judged it really didn’t matter because what others think about me is none of my concern.

This year my family has chosen to do away with the gift thing and play Dirty Santa. Much less stressful for sure.

Santa will be visiting the kitties. I know they don’t really care if he visits or not, but it matters to me, so visit he will.

I bought myself a gift also: a shelf unit to store my excess kitchen items. No more storage in plastic totes and taking up precious counter space.

I hope you enjoy your Christmas, whatever it brings. 




About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


33 thoughts on “Some Christmas Thoughts

  1. Ok, I have to ask. What is dirty Santa?

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | December 24, 2017, 11:36 AM
    • It’s played different ways but I’ve played it by each participant putting a gift beneath the tree. We draw numbers to see what order we go in. Then when it’s your turn you choose a gift, either one beneath the tree or one someone else has already chosen. If you take someone else’s gift that person can take one from the tree or from anyone except the person who just took your gift. That’s what’s dirty! 😉

      Posted by Rumpy's Kitty Siblings | December 24, 2017, 11:41 AM
  2. Merry Christmas kitties. 🙂

    Posted by pensitivity101 | December 24, 2017, 11:50 AM
  3. Merry Christmas from all our fur people to your fur people! Ours are getting gifts too. I’m sure they don’t care about the holiday, but I bet they will love the gifts anyway 🙂 Merry merry to you and yours!

    Posted by Marilyn Armstrong | December 24, 2017, 11:55 AM
  4. Happy Holidays from our fur kids to yours. And yes more music promoting peace. 🙂

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | December 24, 2017, 12:10 PM
  5. I hope you enjoy a lovely and peaceful holiday and some well-deserved time off from working.

    Posted by somethingwagging | December 24, 2017, 12:12 PM
  6. We are with you on all that you love about the season and all that you don’t like, we always love you because you tell it like it is! Merry Christmas!

    Posted by Dakota/Caren/Cody | December 24, 2017, 1:17 PM
  7. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Posted by 15andmeowing | December 24, 2017, 5:24 PM
  8. Sounds perfect!

    Posted by KDKH | December 24, 2017, 6:22 PM
  9. Great idea Jenn! And I gave up going to my family for the reasons you stated…too many expectations & so much greed & judgment…..My family dropped being Jewish & perhaps expected me to do the same? I tried to balance both traditions but I surrender.
    I have family in my dear friends here in town. And we all take care of each other.
    I’m glad the cats will get ‘a visit’, lol….
    Siddhartha Henry wishess efurryone a Meowy Katmass an a Happy Mew Year!!!
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen & **nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

    Posted by NylabluesMum | December 24, 2017, 6:37 PM
  10. Happy holidays from us ^^

    Posted by Marc-André | December 24, 2017, 6:50 PM
  11. Good for you. Buying yourself a present is the best. You get exactly what you want and don’t need to fight the return lines. Have a Merry Christmas.

    Posted by Lynda and Duncan | December 24, 2017, 6:54 PM
  12. I like the Merry and Happy too it makes it a little more festive some how. From my fur baby to yours though you do have a few more than me but that is okay. I really hope that 2018 is a better year for you Jenn!!! God bless you and your fur babies.

    Posted by mlblogsredsoxlady35/lighthousekat | December 24, 2017, 7:44 PM
  13. We’re with you, re: music about peace. Somehow, those songs have taken on so much more meaning in our current climate. Wishing you all a merry Christmas. Hugs!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | December 24, 2017, 10:21 PM
  14. Merry Christmas! I share your feelings. This year I let my sister unwrap my gift as I had bought it myself and had a carer wrap it. I did the card. She got a little excited for a second until I reminded her it was mine. We do Christmas differently………..it’s more about sharing calories of things you should not make to eat alone………and friendly banter. And my mum and sisters fur-kids! Since I’m in between cats. Cheers,H

    Posted by helentastic67 | December 24, 2017, 11:05 PM
  15. Merry Christmas to my most favorite kitty family! 😘🎄🎅🏻🐱🐱🐱🐱❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Posted by eripanwkevin | December 25, 2017, 3:24 AM
  16. Speedy is the one that gets most of the presents in out house too,that is more fun any way,Merry Christmas to you Jen and the Kitties,xx Speedy and Rachel

    Posted by speedyrabbit | December 25, 2017, 8:25 AM

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