Alright Mom…let’s get it over with…..
So Friday is cleaning day around here – you all know that by now……………but now we have an additional monster to put up with and that would be the evil Elf On The Shelf !!! He’s free and he’s everywhere and he’s asking for trouble already!
This was him last year trying to steal my Mom’s jewelry!
As you may remember, we received our Elf from my Cousin and buddy Bacon………..I’m not sure if I should be HAPPY about the gift or what. The Elf On The Shelf is notorious at Bacon’s house for getting into trouble CONSTANTLY – the minute he’s allowed out of seclusion (day after Thanksgiving) until they cram him back into his box/bag/cabinet/safe deposit box – WHATEVER – things are chaotic at Bacon’s house. I named my elf “Elfvis”……….clever huh? Last year he managed to get into quite a bit of trouble and we’re heading down that road this year too.
Today I caught him in the water dispenser on the front of our refrigerator allegedly taking a shower. He had a shower cap on and a towel wrapped around himself. I tried to tell him that the water that comes out of that thing is COLD but he wouldn’t listen.
Then later I was walking through the library and I saw him whispering in the ear of our “Book Cat” statue…………..I had no idea what THAT was about until later………….
Apparently Elfvis had been asking Book Cat if he knew where he could find/steal a nail file. Why? Because he’d found the perfect Christmas tree and wanted to saw it down. It was Mom’s Norfolk Island Pine Tree! If I hadn’t put a stop to that little idea, Mom would have been VERY UPSET!
See what I mean? When you have an elf in the house you need to stay on your toes (and since I have extra toes I’m having extra work staying ON them!).
Happy Friday – and to those of you with an Elf On The Shelf…………..KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN!
I’ve asked THIS GUY to help me keep an eye on Elfvis!
Yes today is the very last “bacon day” before Santa Paws visits me…………….I suppose that should mean EXTRA bacon??? ****yells into kitchen, “Ma…..extra bacon purrrlease!”**** On Christmas morning Mom will be making sausage gravy and biscuits which is a long-standing (since Mom was a little girl) tradition for her on Christmas morning. Her Dad ALWAYS made sausage gravy and biscuits for the family Christmas morning and Mom still does that………………..BUT this year she’s adding bacon for ME! What a Mom right?
Speaking of my Grandfather, Elfvis was acting VERY strange yesterday – he was actually NICE all day…….posed for some photos without getting into any trouble……he even posted by a photo of my Grandfather (Mom’s Dad) which I thought was rather nice of him.
My Grandad’s high school graduation photo.
Then he posed again sitting on one of Mom’s old-fashioned Santa figures in the foyer – he didn’t pull Santa’s beard or ANYTHING….just sat there nicely!
An old-timey Santa with a NEW Elfvis!
After that he popped up on the front door wreath outside (and it was cold so that was brave)…….I’m not sure why he’s behaving…..could this be the CALM before the STORM?
Ding Dong…Elfvis calling!
Anyway, I do want to tell you about a really cool new blog that’s been started by my pal Easy and several other bloggers where we can all go to ONE SPOT and hear about all the animals in the BIG blogosphere who need the Power of the Paw (or POTP as we say). It’s called BLOGVILLEPOTP and you can visit by clicking the POTP photo below. There’s a spot on the sidebar to report anyone you know who might need help of any kind – sometimes just getting an email message helps……………..The Cat Blogosphere is GREAT for passing on the word when a kitty needs us but this will be for everyone! Great idea Easy…………right now you can’t sign up to follow it via email but I’ve made a suggestion they add that as an option.
The new POTP Blog photo
Before I forget, here’s the lastest photo of
my our Christmas cards. This isn’t including all those ecards I’ve shown you – this is an ABUNDANCE of love if you ask me and I thank each and every one of you who sent ME a card no matter via email or snail mail…….and my Mom and Dad thank everyone (well all five of you….hahahaha) for THEIR cards too. Tee Hee
All round the entry AND both doors…..WOW
Well if you’ll excuse me I smell bacon…………………it’s calling me………………..it needs ME and I need IT so I’m off. I hope you have a grand Saturday……………….I know I will!
Some of you have been asking me “where’s ELFVIS???” and I reminded you that Mom banished him to the top of her armoire a week or so ago to keep him out of trouble. Well, Elfvis is nothing if not resourceful (and evil) so SOMEHOW he managed to get down and here’s what he got up to today!
First of all Mom walked into her bedroom just in time to see that Elfvis had obviously helped himself to her jewelry box……not only was he all “blinged up” with some of her bracelets but he had a BAG full of earrings and other assorted gems. Unacceptable behavior Elfvis! Never bite the hand that feeds you (or raid the jewelry box of the lady who hasn’t put you in the garbage disposal yet).
Evidence Photo #1
THEN, my Dad went into his study and found THIS. First of all this plane is one that my Dad built when he was a boy so you know the thing is older than dirt and rather delicate…..so it was an insult to find Elfvis sitting on the prop pretending to be a daredevil of the skies. NO NO NO Elfvis – even I, who have lived here for almost 15 years, knows NOT TO TOUCH DADDY’S STUFF!!
Evidence Photo #2
Lastly (at least as far as we know at the time of this post!) I discovered Elfvis sitting on the bookshelf where the Christmas village thing is set up……..he decided that he was going to steal one of the little trees to have as his very own. It would have been acceptable if he’d ASKED first – and after all, in the true spirit of Christmas maybe we SHOULD let him have his own tree (it might keep him out of ours!), but he didn’t ask – he was just TAKING! NO NO NO Elfvis.
Evidence Photo #3
Right now he’s back up on the armoire and Mom had to “restrain” him…..so we’re hoping that we get at least a few days reprieve before he figures out how to get back down again and wreak havoc again.
Meanwhile, did you know that tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY? Well it is! And remember I have those FANTABULOUS newly designed December badges in the offing for those of you who are lucky enough to remember to show up tomorrow to take a peek at the photo(s). Where will we be going this week to try and stump you? I’m not tellin’ and Elfvis isn’t either because I think Mom put a gag on him in addition to the restraints. HAHAHA
Don’t bother calling the Elf union about the way he’s being treated here because when they heard Elfvis was here all they had to say was “GOOD LUCK”…………not “we’re sending an attorney” !!!!!
Have a super Monday!
Hugs, Sammy the Elf Watcher