Probably similar to many of yours, our season was laced with ultra-cold weather, oodles of plates, bowls, and glasses of deliciousness (some of which you'll see below), and enchanting social gatherings. It was great fun and... exhausting! Not sure about you, but I'm ready to get back to normal life.
The Photo-a-Day project continues to grab me, so on we go... wee glimpses of my past three weeks:
15 - Lights
|One of the many lit up homes in our neighbourhood. |
Still love the blue and white!
16 - Makes me feel merry
17 - Tree
|And snowflakes! As much as I love the trees in full leaf,|
their sharp winter blackness against the white snow and sky
also makes me smile.
18 - Big
|Now THAT'S a snow blower!|
|Nearly 100 people on that giant stage filled the room with the glorious sound|
of Handel's Messiah! Thank you, Nadine, for the wonderful gift.
19 - 'Tis the season to ...
|Bake! Indulge! Give away!|
These made our mail carrier and recycle guy VERY happy. :)
20 - I'm listening to ...
|Who can resist Nat King Cole at Christmastime?|
21 - On the door
|Christmas Party at our house!!!|
22 - Sparkly
|Lots of love on my left hand... and...|
|also on my right... Gramps and Gran's 50th? anniversary ring|
23 - Tradition
|First Annual Christmapuck!|
Had a blast at the Senator's hockey game with P's son and the bro's
24 - Wrapped
|No wrapped gifts this year, but we did have these|
delightful Christmas crackers!
25 - Best bit of your day
|Just home from a fabulous Christmas day lunch with the Bogan clan!|
(Forgot to take photos there... silly me! Thanks, again, Val and family.)
26 - Where I slept
(and clearly one of Penny's sleeping spots, too!)
27 - What you're doing now
|Eating artichokes -- BIG surprise!|
Hi, my name's Patrice, and I'm a choke-aholic....
28 - Something awesome
|Fabulous prezzie: 3 month membership! Yes! (Thanks yet again, Val.)|
29 - Reflect best bit of 2013
|Best Birthday EVER! (and I've had some great ones.)|
30 - You
|The Permanent Residency Packet, she is on her way.|
All prayers and good thoughts welcome.
31 - Celebrate
|Another great party where (for some unknown reason) my camera stayed in my purse.|
Thanks, Jenn and Don for the delightful New Year's Eve party!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
2014 is going to be WONDERFUL!
1 - Lunch
|Yummy kitchari (brown rice + mung beans + turmeric)|
topped with Greek yogurt -- a staple of this post-holiday 8-day cleanse
2 - Begins with G...
|Another batch of Pierre's current favourite soup: Gumbo!|
3 - My town
|Too cold to be out in it, but here are some photos :)|
4 - Word to live by
|A gift from my dearest friend, Vickie |
(who is in my thoughts and prayers every day)
5 - Found
|It took a little hunting, but he found them|
right where they'd been patiently waiting for the past two years.
And we're back on the ice! Yeah!!