This year continues to feel like it will be exciting and wonderful though I have no grounds to suspect this except for a gut feeling. It doesn’t mean nothing is going wrong, because lots is, but there is a prevailing belief that whatever the problem it will be dealt with.
******I will download a pic of Miss Bree our yellow lab for tomorrow
The family returned from Hawaii arriving on the doorstep at seven something a.m. Pretty much as expected. The three felines and one incorrigible canine seemed to sense their impending arrival about twenty four hours previously – their behaviour changed though I cannot really explain how. They entered nicely tanned – my family not the animals-, happy and very tired after too many hours in the air. It may have been seven a.m. but their body clocks said no no, it is two a.m.
They insisted on taking me out for breakfast brunch after which I hit the road, allowing them time to rest, rest and rest some more. Yesterday I prepared a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings and had it on trays ready to easily heat up. I had the tree lights on and a few presents under the tree, since they missed that whole thing in Maui.
I arrived home to Waterloo and left an hour later to go off and visit my auntie. Since a group of us are determined to blog everyday for a year I think you will get to know Auntie Fran pretty well. She was admitted to a nursing home in November and prior to my stay in Hamilton over the Christmas New Years Season I had seen her pretty much every day and I worried about her while I was gone. But of course she was fine. I had printed off a large sign and taped it up in her room saying Christine (that’s me) is in Hamilton for two weeks and will return on January 3rd. I did get up to see her once on the 24th and seeing her one day early – to day – was for me at least a treat. She has a most interesting story and you will hear it bit by bit.
Today I am also missing the wedding of a dear friend’s son. I knew I would miss it since the wedding is in Winnipeg and I am in Ontario, but my thoughts are sure with them.