Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another Christmas is past

So, Christmas is past. Hope you all had a merry one. Now we can start waiting and wishing for spring and flowers and digging in the garden. Seems I am always waiting for the next day instead of really really appreciating each minute of the present day. That's not good.

Four days ago on Christmas Eve I posted about the rainy weather making me feel gloomy. Here's that rain! I was a tad concerned that the cabin, with me in it, might wash down hill and into the pond.




The rain ended late Christmas Eve. Poppy and I were on the road to Virginia by 8:00 a.m. Christmas morning. We, along with the sunshine, arrived there a little before 11:00. 

It was good to spend Christmas Day with Andee, Todd, and Madison, Lynn and Michaela. The sunshine, see the brightness there in the back yard, added to the cheerfulness of the day...

Madison...



Here's Percy, Madison's kitty cat...



and Madison









and sweet Bell...



Todd gave Andee a Golden Retriever puppy for Christmas. It will be a few more weeks before the puppy is old enough to bring home. :)

I've been meaning to show you who has been coming in the house more lately...



and on the bed! Playing with Poppy's belt...



Guess who was the first to hold the front door open and call, "kitty, kitty, kitty"! You're right. It was Poppy! 

Thank you for visiting. Now I need to catch up with all the posts I've missed! Be back soon!

Love,
Henny






24 comments:

  1. I think you need to find something closer that spring to look forward too! Certainly playing with your pets will help. They are all so sweet!

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    1. You're right, and not look too far ahead. Thanks! :)

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  2. I am a planner by nature. I plan and I plan. I think and I think... I know living in the future :O).... I too have worked on living in the present. enjoying it ... what ever it is... :o) ... once you realize you are doing this.. it becomes much easier to live in the present :O)

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    1. Me too! Back when I worked full time in Raleigh, the drive to work was my planning time. How to build the garden. Where to plant the flowers, and on and on...I do need to enjoy the present day more. :)

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  3. I have seed catalogs arriving but I won't let myself look at them until after January 1. I have lots of garden plans in my head already though. Your backyard is pretty even in the rain, and Smoky looks lovely on your quilt. He knew just how to make his way into Poppys heart, didn't he?

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    1. Oh Cynthia, I have plans in my head too. I've already looked at one pretty seed catalog that came in the mail. Couldn't wait!

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  4. Glad you had a nice Christmas, Henny. Haha! That Smokey has wiggled his way right into Poppy's heart.

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    1. Smokey just has the best personality. He appreciates everything and loves us. He is a sweetie pie!

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  5. I would say Poppy is a pushover when it comes to animals!! You got some rain! Your Madison is a beauty! :)

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    1. He is a pushover. He is very tenderhearted with animals. Thank you!

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  6. So glad that you and your family had a Merry Christmas! I am glad that you all had a safe trip. Smokey is so sweet how could Poppy not fall in love.

    Love you bunches

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    1. Thank you Vicki. We enjoyed going to Andee's. I was dreading crossing that bridge and going under that tunnel again! Love you!

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  7. Looking forward to a Happy New Year with you and yours. Love that Poppy showed his softer side with the kitty.

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    1. Thank you! Same here with you. I enjoy your blog!

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  8. Wow- that was a gully washer! I bet you are glad to see sunshine- I know I am. We didn't get the huge amount of rain, but it spit for too many days and was so gloomy!

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    1. It was way too much rain and we've had another all day rain today!

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  9. Madison's a beauty! (As well as Bell and Percy.)
    Wish I'd put a bet on when Smokey would end up in the house. I'm so glad he's settled in so well. A great start to a new year.

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    1. Thank you. I knew if Poppy would agree to let the kitty stay, he would love it.

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  10. I just love your blog! The pictures are always so great too. I love the rainy ones...I love the kitty ones.....you do a great job. Love the people ones too. Keep up the great work and don't let the weather get you down!
    We had a green Christmas this year .... very unusual for us...but the driving was safe, for a change! Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    1. Oh, I appreciate that so much. Most of the time I wonder why anybody even visits my blog. Oh my, I am glad the driving was safe for you too. I always worry about driving and accidents during the holidays. Happy New Year to you too!

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  11. I don't plan too far ahead these days, I'm old enough to know that life happens and can throw all our plans out of the window.
    I have 'ideas' and 'hopes' but not plans.

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    1. Oh Wean, that is so true. We just don't know from day to day, do we? Did your leg get well?

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  12. Hi Henny, yes thank you, how nice of you to remember !
    Now I'm starting to clear the house ready for my move, it could take some time - ha ha

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  13. Do you think you have had an extra rainy year? You've certainly had some downpours. So glad that little Smokey has wormed his way into everyone's heart:) Glad you had a nice Christmas with your beautiful family.

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