• Aww thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 I couldn’t hold all of the excitement in if I tried! hehe… and as for dog farts… Phineas does that as well. It happens more as he gets older. And I love that you have ornaments that remind you Margaret… that’s so lovely!

  • Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 hehe… 5 trees sounds wonderful to me! We only have the big one and then a small one… and then a couple really small tabletop ones!

  • Thanks so much, Linda! 😃💕 It’s of course a full month away, but I’m already excited! hehe

  • Aww thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 hehe… that cat sounds like a joy to watch indeed! Fun! Hope you have a great week as well!

  • Thanks so much, Lisa! 😃💕 Yeah, it’s been awhile for beagles and tabbies… need to keep practicing! Yeah, I wish I could hibernate for part of the season… just to save on the calories! lol

  • Thanks so much! 😃💕 Yeah, I always get so excited this time of year!!

  • hehe!! I’m sure Phineas would like that printed and posted all over the house! 😉

  • For our prompt of “Puppy” today, I ended up with a little beagle and a Christmas present. I’ve no idea if the present is from him or one that’s for him and he’s wanting to know if he can open it now. When I was a

    • Legal dog precedent decrees that the present belongs to the dog. Haven’t you seen the t-shirts with the dog rules?
      1. I found it, it’s mine.
      2. I got to it first, it’s mine.
      3. If it’s in my yard, it’s mine.
      4. I chewed it all up, it’s mine.
      5. It looks like my toy, it’s mine.
      6. It was in my mouth first, it’s mine.
      7. I had it all day yesterday, it’s mine.
      8. I have it buried someplace, it’s mine.
      9. I do not care if it was yours, it’s mine.
      10. If I broke it, it’s yours.

    • Back to beagles! I approve! There is a possum out on our deck right now eating cat food. That’s the only Xmas gift he needs. Especially if it comes every day. They don’t hibernate so they are always looking for food.

      • Thanks so much, Lisa! 😃💕 Yeah, it’s been awhile for beagles and tabbies… need to keep practicing! Yeah, I wish I could hibernate for part of the season… just to save on the calories! lol

    • He’s a beautiful and well behaved beagle. Just look at the patience he’s exhibiting by not tearing into that pretty package. It’s almost like he’s waiting for the go ahead from you, Charlie!! When we had dogs they never showed any interest at all in opening packages at Christmas but our first cat LOVED opening her presents and watching her tear into those packages was more fun than opening our own….okay, almost more fun! Have a great week, Charlie!!

    • Charlie opening is fun indeed! Hope you both get lots of fun little things!

    • Adorable Charlie! I’m glad your Christmas lights arrived. We just saw pictures from the younger daughter who’s house is all decked out already. I think I counted 5 trees. A bit over the top. She makes up for my lack of holiday spirit.

      • Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 hehe… 5 trees sounds wonderful to me! We only have the big one and then a small one… and then a couple really small tabletop ones!

    • Nice doodle, Charlie. We don’t decorate the house until a week or so before Christmas,but our oldest daughter has done hers already.

      • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, we were a week early this year, but still have the ornaments to add. We do little kids countdown calendars so all of the decorations must be up by the 1st! 😉

    • So sweet. I think he is thinking, “Great, you gave me this gift early, but I can’t open it for another month?!?!” I like to wrap the gifts early (even my own), because most of the time I forget what is in them. 😉

    • Fantastic expression on puppy’s face

    • Thanks so much! 😃💕 Yeah, I always get so excited this time of year!!

    • Aww thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 I couldn’t hold all of the excitement in if I tried! hehe… and as for dog farts… Phineas does that as well. It happens more as he gets older. And I love that you have ornaments that remind you Margaret… that’s so lovely!

    • Thanks so much, Shawn! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 hehe… that’s definitely the expression!! That all we ever get from raccoons here! lol Yay for having the tree and lights up! Why wait? Especially this year! 😉

  • Aww I love the description of your wreath, Pat! That sounds beautiful and what a fun family project… even better! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Aww cool! Yeah, I thought it seemed fun, but didn’t have the supplies or time to try it!

  • Thanks so much, Linda! 😃💕 Well, it’s time off for me as Philippe is still working and I’m just getting caught up on projects. But it’s a nice break. Yay! I’m glad you’re giving yourself a good girl treat. You deserve it!

  • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yay for decorations! I love that you’re good at it. I’ve no idea if we are, but everything sparkles so I consider that a win. lol And yay to no toxic or bitter people. There’s never a need for that!

  • Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 Lights arrived and look so beautiful!

  • Oh wow! Masks at all time even when alone would be a little oppressive indeed. Glad he can works from home! 🙂

  • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 hehe… Yeah, I don’t think I’d do well with that many cookies in the house. They would be devoured! lol

  • Hehe! I’m so happy to know that I’m not the only one who ends up covered in white gouache when I use it! 😃💕 And that sounds like a great cookie decorating idea indeed!

  • For our prompt of “Herbs” today, I thought about food first, but then I thought about a little craft project I saw recently on how to make a holiday wreath out of rosemary. I didn’t have the materials to make one

    • I painted three pine trees in snow today to send away to friends who have sent me gifts. Now my fingers and dress have gauche snow on them! Lol. I was thinking about Xmas cookies. I bet you could use a very soft brush and watered down food coloring and do a watercolor on a white frosted cookie. Two birds, one stone!

      • Hehe! I’m so happy to know that I’m not the only one who ends up covered in white gouache when I use it! 😃💕 And that sounds like a great cookie decorating idea indeed!

    • Sweet little character and what a wonderfully fragrant wreath that would be. It is time to start thinking about making Christmas cookies. In past years I’ve made 9 or 10 different varieties to put in boxes and give as gifts but I think this year I am cutting back a bit; so many of the people I’ve given cookies to in the past have moved away and that many cookies in the house is just too much of a temptation. 😍

    • Oregon has just required that workers who do go into work must wear masks at all times even if no one else is in the room. Hubby doesn’t want to wear a mask all day when he’s the only one there, which he mostly is, so he’s going to be working at home for a while. It will be interesting to see how we get on. I’m looking forward to it but it will mean I’ll have to change some of my art habits!

      • Oh wow! Masks at all time even when alone would be a little oppressive indeed. Glad he can works from home! 🙂

        • It does have some health hazards too – you breathe in carbon dioxide when wearing a mask. It isn’t much over a short period, but wearing one for 8 hours 5 days a week would add up.

    • Adorable Charlie! Enjoy your decorating and hope your lights arrive soon.

    • Time off, Charlie! Yes you deserve it and have fun with that tree and the lights. I am sure Phillippe will make cookies and likely enjoy those too. I am going to make Scotch shortbread. I bought half a pumpkin pie in October and no other dessert since last Christmas so I am giving myself a good girl treat. It isn’t the calories, it’s the fats and cholesterol you gotta watch. Have fun!

      • Thanks so much, Linda! 😃💕 Well, it’s time off for me as Philippe is still working and I’m just getting caught up on projects. But it’s a nice break. Yay! I’m glad you’re giving yourself a good girl treat. You deserve it!

    • Nice doodle, Charlie. I’m going to look that up. A wreath made of rosemary would be great. I have a shrub with berries I can add to it.

    • The idea of a rosemary wreath is appealing. On Thanksgiving break from college I would make huge, very full balsam wreathes to sell. Dad would paint pine cones, Mother would make big bows and decorate the wreathes . A family project. We lived on a farm on a fairly busy road between larger cities and the wreathes would be sold right on the edge of the road. A simpler time.

    • She is so sweet. Her little expression is almost saying, “I’m sorry for pooping in your yard all year.” My tree is glowing and making me very happy. I’ll finish it up today and start on the rest of the house. I’m happy to hear that I am not the only one who has their tree up!

      • Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 hehe… that’s definitely the expression!! That all we ever get from raccoons here! lol Yay for having the tree and lights up! Why wait? Especially this year! 😉

    • Good for you educating your ophthalmologist! Two litres are what my doc told me and even that is a bit much as far as I am concerned. Making a face helps. Happy Thanksgiving! Take care and stay safe.

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yay for decorations! I love that you’re good at it. I’ve no idea if we are, but everything sparkles so I consider that a win. lol And yay to no toxic or bitter people. There’s never a need for that!

    • Adorable! My Xmas prep is working in cards I hand paint all morning me and it is going so slow this year think my list will have to be cut back!

  • yes… there were several posts of Philippe’s paintings in the first year I was blogging but he doesn’t paint much anymore. Here’s one – https://doodlewash.com/guest-doodlewash-dreaming-of-erbalunga/

  • hehe! I think we have! 😉 Well, at least you enjoy the smell of coffee. And as for mice, I’m really just practicing making characters and figured I should do them more than one every couple of weeks to practice properly. And Phineas would never allow another pet of any species in this house! lol

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