|The tantalizing test ornament right by Frosty's arm|
-The house is decorated - I finished on Sunday. The fake tree was put up Friday as a test to get Buddy used to it before I fully decorated it. Exactly one ornament, a stocking with a bell was placed at the bottom to entice Buddy. He sniffed and licked it then backed away when I told him no. He passed the test with flying colors. The tree is now jam-packed with glass ornaments and I have no worries that he will be trying to eat any of them. We never leave Buddy with the full roam of the house unless we are home, he has use of the kitchen and utility room when we go out so there is no chance of destruction when we are gone either. He is a good dog and seems to know what his toys are and not to destroy our stuff, we are very very fortunate that way. Gifts under the tree will be another test but one that won't happen for a few weeks until there is a wrapping session. No pictures of the decorated tree until just before Christmas, I don't want to over-post about Christmas just because I like decorating as many don't share the feeling.
-I purchased one item on Black Friday online, something I could not buy locally (I tried). Hubby is difficult to buy for and hopefully the item I bought will make him happy. It made me happy with 30% off.
-Hubby returned from New Brunswick in one piece on time. Unfortunately Scare Canada (try and use other airlines if traveling within Canada, we had no choice on this trip) lost his luggage for 24 hours. We were fortunate he lost it coming home versus going since he wore a nice suit for my Stepson's Canadian Armed Forces Graduation.
-Speaking of my Stepson, he is now officially part of a Tank crew. He was recognized and received a special award for being the best Tank driver in his Platoon. All those years of playing video games paid off. He is now being stationed back in Edmonton and will likely be assisting refugees on the army base when they first come to Canada if and when that operation begins in the next few weeks.
-I received some horrible news last night that is weighing heavily on my mind. An old friend from high school that I have not seen in 28 years but connected with a few months ago on Facebook took his own life yesterday. This season is terribly difficult on those who are dealing with mental health issues. He was an extremely popular person back in the day, one of those amazing people inside and out. Life had been much harder for him recently as one year ago he got married and six months later his marriage crumbled. The world has one less beautiful human being in it now.