Friday, December 27, 2019

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.
It was a whirl-wind here, a wonderful time,
and we are all ready to hunker down
and enjoy some quiet.
All but little Cora.
She is ready for anything...anytime.

I've been busy caring for the wildlife on our property.
We are feeding many types of birds, squirrels, raccoons and a one lone fox daily.

And we finally have our wood-stove up and running. :-)

All the snow you see here...well, it's gone now.
But we did have a white Christmas.

Family arrived at 3 and we enjoyed a Christmas feast together.
These three are mine. :)))

The Night Before Christmas 
was read by the little ones before 
the best part (they think).

Our gift opening was in our little loft. 

Everyone had a great time
and may I say that I am one spoiled mom.
So many lovely things and...

Tickets to see James Taylor and Bonne Raitt.

If I was looking forward to spring before now it can't come fast enough.

Once the little ones wore themselves out racing around and
playing with their flying squirrel stuffies
it was time to say 
"So long, Santa"
for another year.

That's it in a chocolate-covered nut-shell.
It was a fabulous first Christmas in our new home.

I hope everyone is enjoying a peaceful time 
while we wait to ring in the new year.

I'm heading over to visit many of you.
"Enjoy the holidays everyone."

Deb, Gary, Annie, Wilson & baby Cora. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

December days.

Our fall came in with a blast of snow and it settled for weeks. Then, just as November came to a close, our snow had all melted away.
But it is once again a winter wonderland here in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

How is everyone? I have been busy as you all are with end of summer cleanup and all the fall raking that goes along with living on a property surrounded by maple trees.

I am still feeding my many critters in the woodlot and will continue until I no longer can get back there with the deep snow.
By then the chips and squirrels will be hibernating, thank goodness.

We have an abundance of birds this year at our new feeder, the home-made log cabin.
And I am happy I put it just outside the bedroom window as the cats perch on their posts  or stand at the sliding doors and watch them for hours. Can you believe that is Cora on the right? She has doubled in size and is becoming a beautiful cat.

I am slowly getting ready for Christmas.

 I have been nominated to hold Christmas Day dinner here and I am so delighted. Although...lots to do.
It will be the first Christmas in our new home and I can't wait.
We have been busy getting the loft ready for gift-opening around the tree. There is still some pine to add to the slanted ceiling but it will all get done, fingers crossed.

I am no dummy when it comes to cats and having little Cora experience her first Christmas with us has made me be very particular about what ornaments to place on our tree.
If they are woodland critters and made of wood, fabric or wool they will don the tree this year.
So far so good. She loves to lie under the tree and look up. Maybe the odd nibble happens on a branch, but all in all she is being amazingly good. I just want her to have fun.

Today, she was quite content at the kitchen sink helping grandson get the dishes done. :) =^..^=

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
And it is a wonder-full time of year.

I hope you are enjoying this time of year. I know it can be very hard for many people; my friend being one.
Tragically, she lost her son this year at 27 years of age. For her, Christmas will be a struggle as her grief is still so new.
I pray that she will find some peace being surrounded by her loving family and close friends. I know she and her son will be close to my heart this year.

Enjoy these busy days ahead.

hugs, Deb