Monday, December 31, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Bring it on, 2013! I always plan on the new year being better than the last! Live it up. Love it up.

A few exciting changes for the year??? Get my debts paid down and I really want to get into a bit of gardening. Since we live in a town home, we have no yard. We have a little porch and two side areas with dirt. So I got Container Gardening For Dummies for Christmas this year and hope to create a little garden of containers with flowers and herbs. I also plan on writing more.

You know the usual schtick about doing better and being better always happens this time of year. But I think every year it's a great time to reassess ourselves. Are we better off this year than last? Are we happier? Did we help others to be happier/did we do a bit to make the world a better place than we found it? And then in turn look to where we need improve, what we didn't like, and how we're going to make our piece of world a bit better this year.

I guess one other thing that's pretty specific has been on my mind lately. I have a friend who writes her obituary yearly. She makes a few changes to reflect new bits of her life accumulated each year. I think it's beautiful. So I plan on doing just that. Looking at mortality a bit more in the year and writing my obituary and planning my funeral. Death and rebirth, the cycle of life.

Welcome to 2013!

Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known!!!! Yea, we r nerds. We all have matching Carl Sagan shirts:)
Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known---Carl Sagan. Yes, we are nerds.

Christmas kitty:)
Wolfy says Meowy Christmas!

Beautiful Sunday morning:)
A beautiful winter morning.

We r classy:) love ya, honey!
Living it up at our Winter Solstice party!

He's so adorable!
Taking a hayride!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Holiday Season!!!!

I love this time of year!!!! From Halloween till January 6th I'm on happy la-la cloud! It's a great four months. Halloween and spookiness, Fall, the colors, mulling ciders and wines, baking pumpkin breads, and making chilis, soups, and stews. Love it.

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time to eat lots of food and see family and friends. It's a great excuse to party as well as a wonderful time to remember those less fortunate and to be thankful for what we do have.

Christmas time brings lights and candles, candy and Santa, trees, more baked goods, more yummy mulled ciders, wassails, egg nogs, and wines. It's a time to hibernate during the long winter and hold my dear ones more closely.

Winter solstice or the Yule is a celebration of the Sun. The days start getting longer. It's a time for new beginnings and new goals for the new year.

Yup, it's one big celebration in our house!!! Woot :) So here are a few pics over the last month or so of celebrations and fun!

Craft of the week;)
Thanksgiving craft!

Winter wonderland!
Movie and snow!

Adorable :)
Shadow looking adorable

We finished our first big puzzle together! So fun!
We finished our first big puzzle together!

Winter sun from a mountain.
We went on a pre-Thanksgiving hike and this was the view

Pre-Thanksgiving hike.
Battle Creek hike


Thanksgiving turkey crown on our way for the feast!
His Thanksgiving Day crown

Walking the lone highway...

Mama's little helper!

Kitties so naughty and excited for Xmas!
Kitties love trees!

May the festivities begin!!!!
The Tree!

Sweetness :)
Being Shnuggly

Winter solstice shrine.
Our shrine to the Winter Solstice

I love these trees.
Trees in the Winter

Gabe's graham cracker house!!!!
We made graham cracker houses too!