It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Monday, December 25, 2017

From Me to You

Christmas for me today was made very pleasant, cheerful and full of silliness because my daughter came to visit.
No big party, no big deal cooking thing .. just the two of us  and a few cats hanging out and talking and giggling.
She made my day.

All that waiting and planning, all those lists and mailing and shopping and hoping everyone likes what they got ... over .. sigh ... relax .. be a cat ..

Yes, that is what I tell myself when I notice how tight my shoulders and back feel, how stiff my neck is getting ... Be A Cat ... relax ... take a bath ... take a nap .. have a nice snack with some hot tea ..

Tell me how your Christmas was , was it all you expected it to be ? worth all that work
and shopping ?
Are you full and wishing there was someone who would come in and do the dishes for you while you sleep ?
Will you be at the stores tomorrow bright and early, returning, exchanging , shopping ... ?

Are you away from it all ? lying on a beach ? napping in a hotel room ? sightseeing ? hiding at home ? shoveling snow ? planning the party for New Years ?

Christmas and New Years , time for partying, celebrating, planning and remembering ...

Enjoy ... Be Happy ... Remember what is Important ... Remember Who is Important ..

Happy Holidays to you from me ...


liparifam said...

Merry Christmas! So glad you had a good day :) I spent lots of time with family members ranging from ages 2 to 82, and saw the new Hugh Jackman movie. Back home tomorrow, must retrieve dogs from the kennel. Yes, there will be some things to return, and lots of Christmas decorations to pack away, then it's on to a new year!

ttt said...

Best wishes for The New Year! I'd glad you had a nice day.
Kath in Snowy Central NY

MyriamC said...

Merry Christmas. So happy your Christmas Day was pleasant and cheerful.
I hosted a small dinner party for my family: my bro with his kids, our son & his girlfriend and, most important, our 6 weeks old grandson.💙

NotesFromAbroad said...

Mym, it sounds perfect ... cheerful and pleasant is what you , we all deserve at the least !!
A 6 week old grandson ... oh what joy ! The fun you are going to have ... congratulations !!

hetismij2 said...

Oh I am so happy reading this post today! I am so glad you had a fun da with your daughter.
I had a house full, three sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons all arrived on the 24th. One son slept in our camper, one slept in the attic, the grandsons were in my office. We had a good and busy day. The grandsons made tomato soup for starter.
Our vet Daughter-in-law was able to join us for dinner, which meant nine around a table for six!
She had spent Christmas Eve operating on a young horse that had badly damaged it forelegs. She and another vet operated on it for four hours and she then stayed with it, keeping it calm for another four hours. It had never been in a stall before and was terrified. Anyway her boss took over for part of her Christmas Day shift and she was able to come along for a few hours before heading back for evening rounds.
Today I am doing nothing. We were going to go for a walk but the weather is just yuk. I am a wimp.

NotesFromAbroad said...

heti ... email me and let me know how the horse is please !

NotesFromAbroad said...

LOL, I worry about horses that I have never seen in countries I have never visited ... my worries know no bounds :)

hetismij2 said...

Candice - can ou send me our email again please? I lost all m mail addresses in a major computer and back up crash. Twp back ups and the both crashed, swiftly followed by the computer before I could make a new back up!
I'll certainly let ou know how the horse is.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good Christmas. Mine was spent with family and all the associated drama. It's good to be back home.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Carrie, isn’t Home just great to go back to ? That sigh of relief...aaahh Home :)

hetismij2 said...

The horse is doing OK. Still early days and he may never become the showjumper he was destined to be, but he will live, and hopefully be rideable. An expensive ride but a ride. The owner had just bought him for €10,000 as a three year old, still a baby really, he had never been anywhere but meadows. The operation and subsequent care will easily double that cost.

Fat Dormouse said...

Our day was quiet - just Mr FD and myself, but with a voisit to friends as well. We need to gather resources for my surgery and all that follows it, in January. Still, I am trusting God for those resources.
Good to hear about your Christmas.

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