The above picture is Telemachus pre-slumber party. Unfortunately, his girlfriend Zoey did not find his lime green polo shirt as charming as he had hoped. Zoey, a 70 lb adorable but bossy lab, spent most of the evening bullying Telemachus. She refused to let him play with any of his own toys and pretty much tried to attack him a dozen times or more. She did give him a little Christmas kiss goodbye.
Telemachus and I are having my mom and aunt over this evening. This is our first Christmas without Bubba (my grandma). Though I imagine there will be a general air of melancholy, I feel thankful about the family and friends I do have.