Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I want to take this opportunity to thank all my blog friends for your support throughout the past year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year.  May you all find the time to tell those you love just how much they mean to you.
For us, this Christmas is a mixed up one.  This past week has been a very difficult one for our family.  My mother underwent an operation for cancer, then Thursday we had to put our beautiful little boy Sammy to sleep after 17 years of unconditional love from him, and the following morning my husband suffered a heart attack.
Fortunately the wonderful doctors and nurses saved his life and he is actually coming out of hospital Christmas lunch time.  So this Christmas Day I will count my blessings and give thanks for still having my mum and husband around to share my life, and for the love I had from Sammy and the years of joy he gave me, even though I have a huge hole in my heart and the pain and loss is unbearable, my life is better for him being a part of it.
Best wishes to everyone.  I hope your Christmas is blessed with joy and love, and finds you surrounded by the people and pets you love.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Someone's peeping

I'll just see if there's anything for me ...
Hhmmmm .... this one smells interesting
Oh oh!!  Busted!!!
Can't I just open one of them
What do you mean, eight more sleeps ??!!
Okay, I'll just wait then.

Monday, December 12, 2011

There's a moose in my hoose ...

Yep, Morris the Moose and his friends have come out of the closet to share the festive time with us.
I've just spent the past three days putting up Christmas decorations, and for some reason I've gone a bit silly this year .... suddenly the Christmas spirit and excitement is back - something I've not felt for quite a few years. 
I've covered almost every conceivable surface with something sparkly and gone a bit gay with the lights - I've even had to resort to the battery operated ones because I've run out of plug sockets!
And then something strange happened today .... we had a storm - thunder, lightning, rain galore and dark skies.  It really did feel like a wintery Christmas ... and made me all warm and fuzzy inside (and that was without a glass of wine).  So now the trees up, the cards are posted, the gifts are wrapped, and the goodies are in the cupboard. I might just be able to put my feet up a bit before I have to think about shoving my arm up a turkeys bum.