Friday, December 19, 2014

We Love Lucy

Much as Lucy loves the fire and the warm hearth, she misses one other thing.  We have always kept the house cool in winter.  We routinely wear sweatshirts or sweaters as we go about the day.  But it did get chilly when we stopped to sit and read.  And especially in the early mornings before we got dressed.  At those times it was not unusual to find someone sitting in a recliner and using a quilt or afghan for cover.  Lucy found that the area underneath the footrest made a  great little tent just for her.

I'm not actually underneath the covers, Mom

 I'm sure no one can see me under here.  I'm completely hidden.
Must remember not to wag the tail.

 Oh, it's so comfy.  Wonder why they don't give me my own blanket?

 Now I'm on lookout duty

Now that we have the warm fire, we simply turn on the fire while the coffee brews.  It quickly warms up the room.  And poor Lucy has lost her tent.  On the other hand, she does have the warm hearth upon which to lay her head.

Today's quote comes from Dorothy Parker:

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

BTW:  Did you know that Dorothy Parker bequeathed her estate to Martin Luther King, Jr.?  And that upon his death the remainder of the estate went to the NAACP?

I have guests for the holidays so I won't be blogging for a couple of weeks.  I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday, whichever one you celebrate.  And if you don't celebrate any of them, have a great week anyway watching the others in their frenzy.


Ms. A said...

My MILs dog does that with the blanket too! Enjoy your guests and your holidays! See you when you get back! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Lucy does look cute under that blanket! Have a wonderful holiday celebration with your family and friends. Happy winter solstice!

Carolina Linthead said...

Awwww...those pics of Lucy are priceless! Have a wonderful time with friends and family! Love the quote and the anecdote. May we be Christlike in our giving, not just this season, but always. It's hard to be selfless, but we can work at it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lucy {aka: Linus} looks adorable with the quilt.
I'm not so sure that I love that quote; makes it sound as though everyone who acquires Money isn't a good person? In our case, the more we earn, the more we give away.
Enjoy your company! Merry Christmas!

NanaNor's said...

Christmas greetings from my home to yours! I hope you have a wonderful time with your visitors. Sending hugs your way!

Tara said...

oh yes, I love Lucy, too. So adorable. Does she cuddle?

Enjoy your time with family. Hope it is filled with laughter. Happy Holidays to you, Carolyn!

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you for my Lucy fix. She is such a card.
Literally laughed out loud at Dorothy's quote. Sadly too often too true.
Enjoy your company and have a wonderful Christmas.

KB said...

Lucy looks so cute under that quilt and with it as a tent!!!! I'm sure she adores the fire... but maybe she needs her very own quilt!

Enjoy your holiday guests, and we'll look forward to hearing from you in a couple of weeks. Thanks for being such a good blogging friend for all these years.

How Sam Sees It said...

I think Lucy needs a Princess Castle like Harlow. Just saying... :)

Monty and Harlow

The Bug said...

Hmm - I would be tempted to bring in a straight chair & drape a blanket on it to see what she does :)

Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Ginnie said...

I love the Parker quote. My favorite of hers is the definition of "horticulture"...
"you can drive a whore to culture but you can't make her think!"

On that silly note I will just say ... enjoy your company and Christmas and Lucy, who seems to be adjusting just fine.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a cutie--Lucy really does look comfy and warm in her spot!

I hope you have a wonderful and memorable holiday!

Vicki Lane said...

My little Willa loves to be under blankets -- I don't know how she can breathe sometimes.

How nice to learn that about Dorothy Parker -- I adore her witty poems.

Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your break!

Cheryl said...

How sweet....dear Lucy.
Almost like wolf in a cave.......

Beautiful quilt BTW

Have a wonderful Christmas.....enjoy the company of your guests and I wish you and yours a healthy and happy NY.

Cheryl said...

How sweet....dear Lucy.
Almost like wolf in a cave.......

Beautiful quilt BTW

Have a wonderful Christmas.....enjoy the company of your guests and I wish you and yours a healthy and happy NY.

troutbirder said...

and Happy Holidays to you and yours, Carolyn....:)