December 1997 – I painted a christmas ornament depicting my girlfriend’s puppy. At the time I was short on money, but full of love – it seemed like a good idea.
Fast forward…..15,16,17,18 years – This ‘puppy’ ornament is still expected… or I’ll be in the doghouse. Now, it is my wife and a different dog. I get hints every year and try to maintain the element of “surprise”. Although it is kind of expected, I still have to keep it on the DL which is a real PITA.
Dec. 24, 1:08 am, still trying to finish the 2014 edition for Dec. 25th! Some of you who know us, will totally get this. This is what I’ve got so far. Need to add some snow flakes, lettering and a personalized message. Spray it, hook it, wrap it and stick a fork in it.