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09 February 2013

Absence

There has been so much going on, I've had a hard time keeping up.

My job has been busy......and added to the routine stuff, I am trying to get everything in order before I retire.  I am a procrastinator and keeping that in mind, I am trying to be diligent and doing what I can to be stress-free before my last days.

Catching up..................

The holidays were fun.  Wonderful family time.   The boys are so entertaining and seeing how they are becoming best buds touches my .  Abbie is pure pleasure.  She is the prettiest little baby girl ever and so happy and content.

January had two birthdays:  Danny and Becky.   Thanks to the flu, we delayed our birthday dinner until last week, but it was great.  Menu:  Spaghetti - all the accompaniments
- and pie and ice cream.  Oh - and whip cream which the boys enjoyed immensely.

February:  And our big adventure at hand is Becky, Scott & Ben's new (old) home.  It's been a long process, but in two days it will be theirs.  This is very exciting for all of us.  They are moving to a bigger home on 2 acres.  Knowing how they will put their stamp on the house and land is exciting.  I know their visions and look forward to watch the transformation.  We are fast-forward looking to many wonderful memories happening there.

Since I am a lover of winter, I am enjoying a true Michigan winter.  The past few years were so mild and by the time spring arrived, I felt jipped that we didn't have normal winter weather patterns.  But this year has been different.  Of course we have broken records for warm/mild weather, but we are also having cold temps and snow.  This past week we had new snow just about each day which is what I love the most.  Accumulation with fresh doses each day keeps the snow beautiful and fresh.  So I am a happy person. 

I have been reading some really good books, have quilt and other projects close at hand, and just enjoying the hibernation time of year.  And since it is the weekend and I have Monday off - I'm happy.

Hoping you are having good days and 2013 is off to a good start.

 

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Hello,Bernie! It's been too long since I've dropped by to say hello! Retirement...wow!!! My husband says I'm retired...ha! I'm just staying at home. I'll be working for the rest of my life, so I figure I better enjoy my kids now. So, congrats on the countdown. Jealous of the snow...we need it so bad hear in the Heartland. At least we've been getting a little bit of rain!

Little B

Little B
Little B holding bridesmaid's bouquet, Busia's front porch

Believing

No one sees the stars during the day, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.
we don't remember days
we remember moments

1925

1925
My historical home ♥

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The Outbuilding

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Sophie

Sophie

Sophie

Sophie
My very special companion. We found each other in August of 2006. It was one of those things when you truly know you found the right dog for you and that the dog felt the same way about you. And that was the beginning. I love coming home to my Sophie. She is still so much puppy, but I know how quickly the time goes by when the years aren't kind to dogs, so being a puppy for as long as possible is fine with me. She is loving and oh so affectionate. A true cuddler.

Bob

Bob

Bob

Bob
Here is my tailless cat. His best friend is Sophie. Watching both of them is so much fun. I hadn't expected to get another cat at the time I was at Petco looking at the fish. Then I heard that there was a pet adoption going on. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love cats. So of course I had to wander over. I looked at the adoptees and my eyes fell on Bob. I asked to hold him and that was all it took. He loved being held and of course he was acting as charming as possible. I said "Wrap him up." Off we went to the car and headed home. Bob doesn't so much like to be held like he did that first day. But that is ok. He is my little buddy. He is very happy living with me and Sophie, but not so much Chloe. He pretty much keeps out of Chloe's way and when he forgets, she reminds him. Trust me, she does. :-)~

Chloe

Chloe
This is my darling little kitty that has been with me for a very long time. She loves only me. Unfortunately her mom cat did not take her prenatal vitamins and Chloe suffered because of it. She has been blind for a very long time. The amazing thing is it is hard to notice it. She gets around wonderfully. Sometimes I get sad when I think about it because she can't see how I love her. But she feels it. She knows I love her and accept her for who she is - even when she is a little grumpy (don't we all have those kinds of days I ask?). God blesses our animals and sends them to us to make life just that much better. On 9.16.09 - Chloe left our little family to return "home". I miss her very much, but am comforted because I know she is with Daisy, Dumplin and Andrew - and can once again see as she roams in God's Home. This little cat will always be in my heart. Hugs and kisses to you, My Dear Little Chloe. I am so thankful for our time together. xoxo

Gibby

Gibby

Gibbs

Gibbs
Gibbs is one of the most affectionate cats I have ever had (and there have been many). He joined my family in June 2015. He, like Bob, is a Manx, which for both of them, do not have tails. Gibbs loves to cuddle and is pretty much my little shadow. He was pretty low key the first year, but has evolved into a very active kitty. He explores constantly. I am so thankful we found each other. I love him to pieces.