100 Days of Happiness (24/100)

100 Days of Happiness (24/100)

Last night we began a bit of holiday decorating.  One of the first things to go up – are the stockings!!!

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Under the mantle, we hang the stockings for the girls and Peter and I.  Cait’s is a tiny little thing, with an itty bitty teddy bear tucked into a pocket.  It was her very 1st stocking, purchased on the day we took her to see Santa when she was a month old.  Erin’s is a bigger one (shocking) that her grandmother gave her, when she was a little girl, the year we moved into the townhouse in East Brunswick (our first home after my divorce from their father.)   Peter and I use stockings that I made the year I re-discovered sewing — and went crazy making halloween costumes, the tree skirt, and 4 stockings.  LOL — I should not have used ALL of my excitement in ONE year!

All that said, what brought me happiness this morning were the puppies!!  Their stockings are hung from the fireplace tool rack.  One shows a cute puppy wearing a santa hat.  The other has a pocket where we inserted their picture from years ago — with a simple caption which reads “Spoiled”.  Yes!!! — just as they should be!

This morning, they ran right to their stockings and those Labrador noses were going wild.  The stockings are full of Milk Bones and other little puppy treats.  “Want a Merry Christmas?”, I asked.    WHOA — I had to run to keep up with them  They Remember….. the Christmas excitement.  So sweet  🙂    #100happydays (24/100)

Ciao for now…..Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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