I think the title sums it all up. I don’t remember where I took this. There was a whole row of the little fellas, and they were cute.
Someone around town is definitely on Santa’s naughty list. I went by this house on Regis St., right by where it intersects with Gardner St., yesterday. In case you can’t read it, I’ve included a closeup at right, plus here is the text:
Please return our O of U grill cover. It is my husband’s Christmas present!
If you are the person who stole it, put it back. If you know someone who suddenly has a new University of Oregon grill cover, make them return it. Seriously, what a stupid thing to do. Whomever the Grinch may be, I hope you can have some Christmas spirit and make things right. If anyone has a spare U of U grill cover — toss it to the people in the house, eh? That would be awesome. They have their yard all decked out for Christmas, and someone has to go and be a jerk. I hope someone can do something.
Also, to the person in the black Acura who ran me and my scooter off the road yesterday just so they could get to the bottom of the hill faster yesterday — you didn’t gain anything, because we were both stuck at the bottom of the hill together, waiting for cars to pass. I darn near fell over because of you. I know I was going slowly, but I had an unexpected but necessary heavy load and it was rainy and windy, and didn’t have a choice. Please, have a little compassion and patience, especially during the holiday season. Thank you.
My friend Theresa at D’-Tail Pet Grooming on Washington St. had one of her own dogs pass away recently. Mavis the pug was something of a mascot at the shop, and never let her paralyzed back legs stop her from doing whatever she chose to do. Theresa honored Mavis with this adorable holiday window display, and I have to say it’s very fitting.
I’ve posted pictures of Mavis on here before (this one is my favorite), and anyone who met her instantly fell in love. I know I did.
The addition to the grade school is looking pretty good. I last posted a photo of it in October. The insides of the rooms appear to be unfinished, but it’s coming along nicely.
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams spotted this excellent display of creativity in nearby Sublimity. Her description:
This is recycling at its finest ! I saw this display in Sublimity before Halloween. After that was over with, they added a few things and made it into a Thanksgiving display. Then they threw santa hats on the scarecrows and turned it into a Christmas display ! Clever clever !!!
I love it. Thanks, Terri, and thanks to the person or people responsible for the display.
A celebrity was spotted in Stayton the other day — Bumble the yeti from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special was standing outside a dental office on Washington St. He seemed to be in the middle of putting up some Christmas decorations, so I didn’t want to get in his way. He was kind enough to pose for a photo, though, which I thought was very generous of him.