Friday, January 1, 2010

Why can't every day be like today?

It's barely noon and I am content. Yes. Rare, me not ranting about this or about that... go figure. Hubby has been home for almost two weeks. It's almost unfathomable having him around for so long. I rode Tag yesterday, and we fussed and played with him for hours. We enjoyed a lovely evening last night. I made vol-au-vents with a pork and cream sauce filling. We ate, and then went to our favourite hangout; the Rendezvous Grill in Welches. I had a lemon-drop, and a huckleberry martini (trust me it was delicious!) We got home and rang in the new year in a most stick-in-the-mud sort of way.

I woke up this morning to the aroma of bacon frying. Husband had prepared breakfast. We ate, we puttered. I made an out-of-office-special using my favourite watercolour pencils. I made tea, my favourite Summer Pudding black tea blend from Whittard of Chelsea; fragrant and delicious-I made a pot just for me. Hubby made chocolate chip cookies.

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I figured I'd take some pictures of our tree to share before I started dismantling it and we took the tree outside to enjoy the rain. I hope this one makes it. :) Since nobody has seen the tree but the two of us (and Grandma Georgia did come up Christmas day for breakfast)--I thought I'd take some pictures. :)

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::sigh:: Financially, we're in a tough state. Unexpected expenses seemed to have reared their heads just before the season. Speeding tickets each (I know, shame on us); Flower has pneumonia, the vet fees have been pretty spectacular, and we had to have the septic tank pumped out yesterday. It's been crazy. Yet today, I am content. Why can't every day be like today? If today is any indication of the way 2010 is going to be, things are looking up. ;)

Happy New Year everyone.

6 comments:

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

All your pictures are lovely, tree, tea set, water color. You will have a wonderful year. Count those blessings. Happy New Year.

Misty said...

Happy New Year to you too. May it be good for all of us!

I love the color scheme of the tree.

elfkin said...

Lovely tree! Sorry to hear Flower was ill. I hope she is doing better..

Cowgirl Helen said...

Trust that 2010 will be better for both of us! I had some amazing things happen in 2009 that I won't forget (meeting and marrying Matt), but I am so grateful for each day and know 2010 will be both exciting and I will be content no matter what happens! Love you!!!

Sharon said...

What brand are your favorite watercolor pencils? Did you just use water and the pencils? I love using pencils and water. Not nearly as messy as watercolors in a tube. I love your pictures. Happy New Year.

Hungarican Chick said...

Yes Sharon, You colour normally with the pencils and then use a watered brush to water them down. I'm not sure what brand they are... I'll look when I have a moment.

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