Scarlett proves one thing definitively:
DOGS LOVE HUGS.
It's scientific fact. And you can't fight with science. Science will always win.
There was hot spiked cider, but nothing could tear me away from Scarlett. Well, until Matt wanted to play with her.
Now, Matt is a strange fox. He created what he called his Christmas Outfit, which consisted of jeans, a white oxford shirt, a professorial jacket, and a red tie decorated with wreathes. He wore it to every party that didn't require something more formal for almost three weeks.
And that outfit, paired with a dog in a red Christmas dress, and a decorated tree? It didn't take long for the inevitable to happen:
If there was more of ME in that photo (the only me is the scarf - I made it for Matt in approximately 2001), and less "things that are not Matt and Marcia" (someone else's dog, Christmas tree, and apartment), I would actually consider sending out a Christmas card for the first time ever, using this as the image.
But as I, for the above reasons, cannot use that photo for a Pink Shoe Family Christmas Card, so I will continue to resist sending out said Christmas cards until at least 2023. At which point, I'm sure most civilized people will be using e-cards.