I don't know about the rest of you cats and kitties, but V made out like a bandit at Christmas this year. She got lots of really fun stuff - including three stuffed dogs. She loves all three of them, but there's one in particular who has won her heart.
He's Tumbles My Rollover Pup. He snores when he sleeps, rolls over, snuggles up to you, and is just generally an all-around fun Beagle. She loves to snuggle up with him and pretend that they are both asleep.
So the other day I asked V what her new puppy's name is and she said, "Tiak."
"Tiak?!" She had already named one of her new baby dolls Tiak.
"No! His name is ... Dog Attack!" And with that she ran off, friendly looking Beagle in the crook of her arm.
Now, thankfully, I'm 99.9% positive that she has no idea what a dog attack would actually entail, so I'm choosing to look at it as roughly similar to a Big Mac attack, only with sweet pups instead of two all-beef patties and special sauce.
As for me, I cashed in my favorite Christmas present this afternoon - R took V to "the game place" (Chuck E. Cheese) and I spent a good hour or so by myself in Barnes and Noble with a gift certificate. I got two books I've been wanting for a very long while.
I think I may be the last female blogger out there to get Amanda Soule's The Creative Family. I've just glanced at the pictures so far, but I can't wait to read it. It looks like a cup of my favorite tea in front of a roaring fire.
The second book I got is Bryan Peterson's Understanding Shutter Speed. I've had Understanding Exposure for a while and learned a lot (a whole lot) from it, so I'm hoping this book will break it down for me even more.
I was also a lucky ducky who got a Kindle this year, and I love it! I love it! Boy howdy, do I love it. So I'm reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - finally! Sometimes I feel like I'm late to all the parties.
So I figure I may as well make "to read more" one of my New Year's resolutions.
Now tell me, are you making resolutions? Are they the same ones you always make or something new? I really only have three resolutions - I'll talk about the other two soon (still working out the details).