December 4, 2008



"You can't keep a good man down -- or an over-affectionate dog."

Hi dear friends,

Have ya missed me? Sorry we haven't been around this week but I told the Mommy, that we had to finish getting my Christmas cards done before we could post again. She is so slow!! But I am happy to say that they are ready. She dropped 55 off at the post office today that are going to some of my DWB friends in the USA and she is taking 20 more to the post office, Saturday, to send to some of my friends that live out of the country. Everybody else will be getting my card via e-mail. I am very excited!!!

There are only 21 more days until Christmas.....Yippie!!

The Mommy said we are gonna have a Charlie Brown Christmas this year. We had car trouble coming back from the country and it cost $477.32 to have the problem fixed....there went the $500.00 bonus the Mommy got. Oh well, that's OK. Me and the Mommy can have fun without a bunch of presents. We will be with the family for a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner and all kind of stuff happens when all them Italians get together. Then they will all stay up until midnight and then go to midnight mass to welcome the Baby Jesus. Christmas day we get to watch the boys open their presents and eat some more. Then the Mommy said maybe we might be going to spend the next three days with Dachsies Rule. Yahoo!!

The office the Mommy works in at the hospital is all ready for Christmas, so the Mommy wants to show you what people see when they come into the Business Office.

This is the tree in the entryway.

This snowman is on the right of the front desk and the Santa is on the left.

The little tree with the big red bow and red ribbons is in the part of the office, where the Mommy works. The Mommy made the reindeer decoration.

SJMC is having a tree decorating contest again this year. The Mommy's department won 1st place last year and they are trying for first place again. Each department gets to decorate one tree following a special theme. The Business Office choose the theme "A BEARY MERRY CHRISTMAS". The trees will be on display until the hospital staff luncheon on the 19th and then the trees with all the decorations are donated to needy families. Here are few pictures of the tree her office decorated.

The Mommy said she will show you some of the other trees in the competition tomorrow when she isn't too tired to load the poctures. You can decide which tree you think should win.

Hope everybody is enjoying the Christmas card exchange as much as I am. Every day I get Christmas cards through snail mail and through e-mail.....all the Mommy gets is bills....hee hee!!

Gotta put the old lady to bed now.......Love, kisses & huggies to all..........Mona


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona!
The decorations at your Mommy's office are beautiful! I hope she wins!
My mom does not get cards either! Ha!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

The teddy bear tree is adorable! Your mommy is better than mime. She hasn't even thought about Christmas cards yet.


Simba said...

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well not here its not lol.

Simba x

Raising Addie said...

Hello Mona!

That reindeer decoration that you mom made is adorable!


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Hey Mona, one of these days Mom will make OUR Christmas cards! She bought some material for us to sit on while she takes the picture but that won't happen until Sunday. We hope we can get our pictures printed up the same day and Mom can do all of the labels. MAYBE they will be in the mail by Monday or Tuesday. She is really lucky we love her because she seems so useless sometimes.

Merry Christmas!! And we love all of the trees and other decorations!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Ruby said...

Hi Mona
What pretty trees. I hope your mom wins the competition again. The tree is really beautiful. What a good idea to donate them.
See you soon.
Love Ruby

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Nice Christmas decor, Mona
Ooops, my mom has to finish the task soon, she's worse than your mom.
Yep, the Dubai lovers have left us.
Lovesick badly, Mona?

Rottie_mom said...

All the decorations are just lovely!!! Love your card too!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Tank woo fur sharing...

NOW, my mom wants to know if your mommy will share the italian khristmas leftovers!


Lady Kaos said...

I hope your momme's office wins the prize again! I love it!!!!!

Elmo&Dana said...

Nice decorations!
We don't even have a tree yet!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your mom's office looks just beautiful! Our paws are crossed that she wins!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dannan and The Girl said...

The Mommy sure has the Spirit! Big hugs from The Girl, and brown dog kisses from me!