That Crazy Christmas of 2004

My last two posts have been about that crazy Christmas of 2004.  If you remember, I’d had a cervical fusion done just two short weeks before Christmas, so I was getting over surgery–my fresh scar is visible in the picture of me with the toilet seat. 

When I left off with my story, Ed had managed to put the pool table together that we’d ordered off eBay,  just in time for our family to enjoy it at Christmas.  If you haven’t read that story, you should read yesterday’s post.  It’s an unbelievable tale!

Another interesting thing that happened that Christmas was a result of me bidding on eBay.  While Ed was building our game house, I was busy buying Coca Cola stuff off eBay to decorate it with.  We’d found all kinds of interesting things in the Coke theme, but the one that caught my eye was the hand painted toilet seat! 

My hand-painted coca-cola toilet seat

 I didn’t have much bathroom decor and I really wanted that toilet seat.  I got caught up in a bidding frenzy and ended up paying $65.00 for that toilet seat!  I was afraid that Ed was going to kill me, but he didn’t.  Of course, there was no way I was going to actually use that seat on our toilet, after paying such a price for it–so I decided to hang it on the wall.  It still hangs in the bathroom today!

In the days of Christmas of 2004, our only grandchildren were dogs!  Brandy and Clint were parents to several of them.  Two of them were inside dogs–and both of them rescues.  When Brandy and Clint came to visit, their “dog children” came with them.  We dressed the “grandogs” up in hats and took their picture beside my Christmas tree.  Both of these adorable “grandogs” have since  passed away. “Annie” the black one passed away first, followed by “Precious” a couple of years later.  Both were killed in accidents involving cars.

Precious and Annie--the "grandogs"

We spent a good bit of time playing pool on that brand new pool table that Christmas.  All of the hard work and headaches were soon forgotten.  The newly decorated “Coca Cola” game house became the new family hang out. 

Ed watching as our oldest son makes his shot...

That crazy Christmas of 2004 had gotten off to a rough start, and had a few bumps along the way, but all is well that ends well, and Christmas of 2004 definately ended well.  It was the most memorable Christmas that we’ve ever had, too!  I wish you and your family a very Merry and Memorable Christmas, too.

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  1. Hi Kathy! I’m PJ. I have to comment because I loved your post. I have no children, but I have an abundant love for pets. In my posts you would see a cocker spaniel that was an intricated part of my past family. In another post, (very early post around September) you would see Taffy my precious dog of 17+ years old before she passed away in 2003. She was like our child. Everywhere we went she went. Oops! I’m getting off track. I just wanted to say thank you for posting a picture of your pets. People don’t seem to realize how important they are to people like me. Yaya’s got some beautiful four-legged babies also.

    Come check out my blog sometime! I’d love to visit.

    PJ

  2. Kathy, That is one expensive toilet seat lol… I would not use it either. I bet it looks great hanging up. I love the idea of a game room. You must really enjoy it. Did it take awhile to build? Those are precious dogs. Blessings,

  3. Kathy,
    That is some amazing toilet seat. I have often been caught up in the bidding frenzy that is eBay.
    I love the grandogs under the tree. They sure are precious.


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