Saturday, December 31, 2016

"Happy New Year"

Auld Lange Syne

by Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to min’?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,

For auld lang syne!

That second last line says it all for me. "We'll take a cup of kindness yet"...
I wish you all a big cup of kindness as we venture into the unknown with a new year ahead of us.
The last year has had it's trials, no doubt, but we pull up our boot straps and carry on, don't we. Yes, we do.

Thank you all for being 'there' throughout 2016 to share in the good times and the bad. We've had a few good laughs together and it's been a privilege to be invited into your world through your blogs.
I feel we've gotten to know each other all the more.

I have three wishes for the coming year.
First, I'd love to see peace be established throughout our troubled world. Is that too much to ask?
Whether we want to admit it or not, it affects us all so much.
Second, I want there to be more kindness bestowed on our animals.
Humans can be the most cruel of all beings and the effects of that tears me apart. So, I pray for all the wild-life and the domesticated animals that rely on our compassion. God love them.
Third, I wish good health to all those I know and love. That certainly includes all of you. Life is not merely to be alive but to be well and maintaining good health is our biggest investment. So, let's move more and eat our greenseveryone.  And the odd glass of wine won't hurt. ;-)

                                 To your beautiful homes 
                              from our little mouse-house...

             "Happy New Year, everyone"
                                     Be happy and cozy.

                                   Deb, the retired-guy, Annie and Audrey.


  1. Lovely touching post my dear...
    Sending hugs to you...the retired guy...Annie...and yes......even Audrey!😊
    May the New Year be extra kind to you...
    Linda :o)
    ps...why are you not on Instagram?

  2. Really nice New Year's post, Deb! Thanks for sharing all the goings on at the mouse house with us... and especially the goings on with Audrey and Annie! And I agree that *more kindness* everywhere would be a good thing...

  3. Happy New Year to you and yours Deb!

  4. Dear Deb,
    all your 3 wishes are important and the last including us all is very nice; here we only have a bit more than two hours to start in a new, hopefully good year.
    To you and your family "Happy New Year"

  5. I would ask for the same three things. Your blog is just wonderful. I love seeing all you photos of the cats, mouse house, nature and family. Of course, the recipes you share are always a treat. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and many blessings in 2017!

  6. How beautifully written. Those are three wonderful wishes for the new year. All of you at the mouse house certainly made the past year happier for me. Thank you. Happy New Year!

  7. 🎉 ☆ HAPPY MEW YEAR ☆ 2017 🎉
    💖 =^x^= 💖

  8. Wonderful wishes for the new year! Happy 2017!

  9. Happy New Year! I second your wishes, Deb!

  10. diane in northern wisDecember 31, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Happy New Year. God Bless You Both and all your animals, indoor and outdoor pets alike.

  11. I love your wishes and certainly agree with you on them all! If only we could see more kindness and peace in this world. You do you part in the loving care you give to all the furry and feathered friends you have in your life. You set a good example for the rest of us!

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Deb!

  12. Happy New Year to you! Thank you for sharing your family with us. Wishing you all the best in the coming days.,

  13. Ah! As l wipe a little tear from my eye..
    I wish each and everyone ALL the very best
    for 2017...!
    And Audrey!x Hope you'll be just as audacious
    as ever! Bless!x
    And Simon...well..he's the star of the show!x

  14. Happy New Year to you & yours
    thanx for sharing your little mouse house with us, it's been a wonderful journey
    thanx for sharing

  15. Happy new from me Ria

  16. I love every single photo, Deb. And the wishes are three I share. Perhaps kindness to all -- human and otherwise-- most of all.

  17. Happy New Year & I hope that we all raise the cup of kindness several times throughout 2017. Cheers. .. Mary-Lou

  18. Adding my Happy New Year wishes to you, Deb, and to all of your dear family. And, I agree with your wishes for 2017.
    Thank you so much for your dear blog. I truly feel that I've come to know you. I tell my husband about "my Canadian blog lady" all the time. You have a gift for it, that's for sure. Best blog ever! Sending love and blessings from Nebraska ><>

  19. Happy New Year! Love the expression on Audrey's face...she's just a pistol!

  20. Happy New Year. I pray your 3 wishes come true. Gail

  21. Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you and your family the very best life has to offer. Thank you for providing us with a place to visit when we miss your part of the world that was once ours, now that we are settled on the west coast of Canada!

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo