Thanksgiving Exhaustion

Xena: Mommy was on her feet working in the house and preparing food all day. She’s more used to a desk job, not being on her feet all day. It’s 8:30 at night, we’ve all had turkey, and Mommy’s ready to sleep. But she thinks that would be rude with our peep brothers still here.

Lucy: We’re sleepy too, but no one thinks we’re rude if we nap.

It’s really nice to see Riley again. We are still friends. Of course, Dad had to rescue Mr. Elephant from him. I didn’t want to have to perform emergency surgery again (see here). Then Dad put all of Xena’s stuffies in their basket and up on the fireplace mantle, out of Riley’s reach.

Xena: Our brother Adam is staying with us for a few days. I like having Adam here. He sits out back with us. And he asks if we are allowed to have treats. I just wish he gave us treats without asking, but I guess he’s well-trained. *yawn* I’m just so sleepy from the turkey neck and liver and some other guts. Mmmm.

Lucy: Tomorrow we’re having some other friends over to play games and visit and eat leftovers. I hear that there is more turkey waiting for us to eat, too!

Xena: Mommy’s also tired because her and Daddy stayed up late last night moving furniture. They wanted to move the dining table to the other side of the room so they could use the fireplace. Then they had to figure out how to arrange the rest of the furniture, make it look right, re-hang pictures, re-configure electronics, move stuff down from the attic and in from the utility shed. It wasn’t just exhausting watching all this, it was something I hear is called “disconcerting” for me. I kept asking Mommy to hold me, to assure me that everything was still ok in our world.

Some of that stuff they waited to do today. Even so, it was almost worse than missing supper time. I wanted us all to go to bed, and I wanted everything to be the same when I got up in the morning as how it had always been. Why did they have to change things? Everything in the room has been moved! Not only that, but the front room –the one they call the library — has been changed, too. At least my red chair is in the same place.

We hope all our friends in the US of A had a good Thanksgiving and had enough food.

Love and tail wags and full bellies, Lucy and Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess

15 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Exhaustion

  1. Lucy and Xena…days like yesterday make you 2 doubly glad you don’t have thumbs without thumbs one is limited to chores. This I know because last Sunday I pinched the dickens out of my right thumb, took off a layer of skin. We wonder if it would stop bleeding…it did but Ladies..what a royal PITT it has been
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Mom took down all the fall decorations and put up all the Christmas decorations today, and hauled a bunch of stuff in and out of the attic. Then she raked and bagged a bunch of leaves. Our brother Adam is here, so he helped her. She stopped working tonight to hold me cause it’s thunderstorming. XOX Xena

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  2. Hari OM
    Family gatherings of all types take planning and sorting Xena-warrior… you still have a home and lots of food and attention, so fret not! Glad TG went by so enjoyably for you and hope the rest of the howlidays are as good. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
    (who has been a bit MIA due to having to take on more cares for elderly father…always reading though!!!)

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    1. You’re right, YAM Aunty. I’m over it, and now am having fun trying out the new arrangement. We hope your Daddy’s OK and we think you are a good daughter to take care of him. XOX Lucy and Xena


  3. you can both come live with us. Big’s daddy will not let mommy move anything. the furniture is al in the same place it was 30 years ago. he gets UPSET if anything is moved… I love moving things around. oh well. I am so happy for you the red chair remains in front of the window…enjoy your day after TG with family

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    1. It was DADDY who started all this. Then Mommy had ideas, then Daddy had ideas, and they didn’t stop moving stuff until sometime TG morning! Now they’re both saying how much they love the new arrangement, so maybe no more of this for 87 years. XOX Xena Oh, and thank you, Miss Sandra for the nice invitation to move in with y’all, but we would miss our Mommy and Daddy too much. XOX Lucy and Xena

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