Theodore is like one of those little kids who goes around telling strangers that his parents beat him when really he comes from the most gentle, loving home imaginable. I swear, if you were to spend a day in our house, Theodore would convince you that he was starving. He eats EVERYTHING. Never mind the fact that he has a two-sided food dish (the kind for one side water, one side food) that is doubly filled with cat food. Never mind that we lovingly offer him our table scraps right off our plates. He still goes around eating things like egg cartons and flower petals and chocolate fudge as if he hasn't been fed in weeks and he has to go scavenging for his food. He's pathetic! Just today he tried to eat a plastic Santa Claus! And over the weekend Kim brought over a plate of cookies... Theodore ate them. There were some frosted ones with big fang marks in them and there were others that were eaten in half and there were a few that were completely gone altogether. Meanwhile, his cat food dish sits upstairs completely full and he STILL attacks our legs to get us to give him more. Do you know why? Because since he doesn't really eat the cat food, it goes stale. Then when he really is hungry and there aren't any holiday treats or flowers or random pieces of plastic sitting around for him to gnaw on, he goes upstairs to the cat food and refuses to eat it because it's stale and he likes it fresh. So he'll attack our legs (and visitors' legs, such as my mom's!) until we give him a scoop of fresh food. He's ridiculous!
In other news, Anja's eye was magically better this morning. I called the doctor anyway, just in case. I described the eye to the nurse there at Arnett and she said it sounded like a blocked tear duct. I told her that's what I had thought but this nurse yesterday told me otherwise because her goop was green. Today's nurse was skeptical. She told me to keep an eye on it for another day and if it is indeed pinkeye, there's no risk of letting it go for longer, and if it's the blocked tear duct, it'll go away and I don't need to come in. That's what I've done, and it's hardly even watery anymore and there's been no more green gunk. Also the swelling went down overnight and the redness is gone. She is cute once again!
I put up Christmas decorations today!!!!!!!!!! One week till Christmas and I finally got it done. We don't have a tree still.... but we have four stockings and some other little decorations and a cheap-o nativity set and my mom made us an Advent calendar that she brought to us last night so I put that up today. I didn't do a very GOOD job of decorating, but at least I did it. And now the back room is a huge mess again from everything I didn't use... which was a lot. (Did I mention the amount of Christmas decorations we have?...)
My parents brought over some leftovers from my sister's party last night and there was some killer tomato dill soup. I ate almost the whole thing, straight out of the Tupperware, in one sitting. It was delicious! Martin shared the venison with me last night but took the rest of it to work today for his lunch. It was also delicious! The peppermint bark was great (I ate it all,) the Bailey's will be a special treat for our coffee tonight, and the oatmeal cookies... oh, Theodore ate the cookies. Hm. Imagine that.