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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to you.

I'll soon be home from caring for many traveller's kitties and then it will be time to make the pumpkin pies. I'm pretty proud of myself that the gifts are all wrapped and under the tree. Audrey and Ruby have given me their present for Christmas. Only one ornament met it's fate although there have been many near misses. Oh yes, and the clock has been put away.  Now, all is calm, all is still bright.
"The retired-guy has given up on me."

"What can we do next, Audrey?"

Stockings will be filled tonight. The family will arrive around noon tomorrow and then this little house will be filled with the Christmas spirit. Christmas is, for me, a bitter-sweet time of year. Since I'm a kid (from 1 - 92) I enjoy all the family gatherings, beautiful decorations, music, excitement and expectations of a wonderful Christmas. I love it all. But there is a sadness, that I am sure many of you experience, from the fact that loved-ones are missing from this day. My mother and my dearest friend, Christine will not be here to share this day with us, again. I miss these two women so much at Christmas.
My mother made every Christmas wonderful. Christine was my confidant and  light-hearted friend and shared all the silly times two grown women could possibly have together. She was taken far too young. I will toast them both this Christmas season.

And my dear little Cali. How I will miss you this Christmas morning; expecting your head to pop up between the bows and ribbons under the tree along with all the others. We shared 18 Christmases and I am very thankful for that.
May God hold you in his arms this Christmas morning.
   November/93 - November/12

To all my blogging friends, I wish you a day of joy and love and happy times with your family and friends. I hope Santa is good to you all. Having a new grand-son to join us will be the high-light of the day. Our grand-daughter, Riley is so excited and waits anxiously for Santa. We are tracking his where-abouts today.
Bradley & Riley

I'll be back in a few days to show you some of my Christmas kitties this year.

Although it's been said many times, many ways..
            "Merry Christmas to you & yours" 

May God bless you on this holiest of days,  
Deb, Gary & family, Kane, Ed, Lily, Sierra, Annie & Audacious Audrey.

23 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, the family and all the kitties! Minerva x

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  2. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a blessed holiday with your family :)

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  3. Deb, you have very cute grandchildren! And your kitties are adorable. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  4. Meowy Catmas from all of us at the Katnip Lounge! We are sending you love and purrs across the miles.

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  5. Have a lovely Christmas =)
    and peace for your heart, too
    (Audrey and Ruby-for goodness sake -try to behave! ♥)

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  6. Thank you for your lovely Christmas wish for all your friends here in your blog. May you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas with a hearts full of peace and joy. Love to all the kitties!
    Blessings,
    Lily, WA, USA

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  7. Peace and love to you at Christmas !
    Gail x

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  8. Merry Christmas to you Deb and all of your sweet family. We hope you have a fabulous day together.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  9. Merry Christmas to all of your family!
    Louise

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  10. Merry Christmas, Deb!
    Have a wonderfulday with your family.
    Hugs to the Kitties!

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  11. Merry Christmas Wishes to You and Yours and all the fur babes!

    (Love my card!)

    Hugs-----

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and all your family. xx

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  13. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. The ones we love are always with us, even when they're gone.

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  14. Merry Christmas
    I wish you and your family have the Best Best time.
    Lots of love
    Puddy Boy ; )

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  15. Have a joyous, blessed Christmas. Thank you for sharing your family and friends (human, feline and canine) with us.
    Cali is spending her first Christmas with the Father since her return. Her love will always be with you.

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  17. I hope you have a blessed and peaceful Christmas!

    Marty

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  18. Merry Christmas to all your family. I feel blessed to read your blog and consider it a gift all year. Have a happy, healthy 2013!

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  19. Merry Christmas and happy new year for you and your cats! Nice blog! Nice photos!

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  20. Deb I hope you had a great Christmas! I was able to spend the day with both of my daughters, my son in law and my sweet Tiger! I'm just now getting some internet time and catching up on blogs. Sending you hugs, Linda

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  22. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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