Shannon Stacey

But it smells good!

The Short Kid’s been after me to get the Christmas tree up, but the very idea of it exhausts me. Plus, I saw what Taz tried to do the vet’s tree and I’m not looking forward to yelling “NO, TAZ!” every thirty seconds. I offered to make a nice glossy print of last year’s tree and tape it to the wall, but you can imagine how that went over.

Then this gem from There I Fixed It popped up in my Reader feed and I laughed so hard. This is an idea I could totally get behind.

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6 comments to “But it smells good!”

  1. Norah Wilson
      · December 13th, 2011 at 11:03 am · Link

    OMG, this is perfect! That’s exactly what I need to do. Where do people find the time and energy to do all this Christmas stuff???

  2. Shannon
      · December 13th, 2011 at 11:06 am · Link

    I don’t know, but I wish they could bottle it so I could buy some.

  3. azteclady
      · December 13th, 2011 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Mmmmm….yeah, but…

    Make sure the gifts are water and gnawing proofed.

    Jes’ sayin’

  4. library addict
      · December 13th, 2011 at 10:18 pm · Link

    We didn’t have a tree last year because of the puppy and I’m not putting one up this year either. I am hoping his need to chew on everything in site will be over by next Christmas.

  5. Shannon
      · December 15th, 2011 at 7:50 am · Link

    Honestly, if not for the Short Kid, we probably wouldn’t do the tree, but he’d be devastated. Right now we have my office closed off to Taz by standing the extra leaves to the table across the 5′ open span. (We’d use an expandable baby gate, but then SK couldn’t get in and out easily and he plays Legos in there, plus Taz could wiggle through, I think.) We’ll probably put the tree in there, which I hate. I prefer having it in the living room.

    But I don’t prefer the puppy killing my ornaments and chewing his way through the pre-lit wiring, so we’ll get over not having the tree in the living room.

    The cats will be happy. More alone time with the tree away from Mom’s watchful glare.

  6. Jewell
      · December 16th, 2011 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Oh Shannon, Shannon, Shannon…

    You will get Chicken feet in your stocking this year if you do that car deoderizer setup.

    (I know you would never scrimp on the decorations but had to throw chicken feet in. LOL)

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