THIS has to BE one of MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SHOTS.
CHRISTMAS EVE with my GRAND DOG GOOSE!
He had been given a NO SINK Life jacket as he likes to swim but DOES NOT FLOAT!
IT was the PERFECT GIFT from MY SISTER IN LAW to my SON.
The only thing I bought AFTER CHRISTMAS via my COMPUTER.
NOT SURE THEY ARE ME!!!!!
NEW YEARS EVE
A small packet arrived via NEW YORK from one of the METS OPERA SINGERS!
You see I follow her on INSTAGRAM
I commented on her TREE
and what happens NEXT is she wants to send me something from THAT tree!
Could she please have my address.
I had to say YES!
DO you see the sparkly rectangle like tree ornament?
Well, instead of adorning my TREE I adorned MYSELF
on NEW YEARS EVE!
I will get to NEW YORK to see HER SING!
YES, I will
YOU just wait and SEE!
Wearing MY GIFT from AGENT 43!
THE WREATH on TOP of MY HEAD!
Can YOU BELIEVE IT?
I think it SUITS me to a TEE!
A CHRISTMAS GIFT from MY SON
The SPARKLY NECK BIT
Just ADDED MORE POP To my VINTAGE TEXTILE FUN!
GOOSEMAN (the BOXER) almost ASLEEP on my lap on Christmas EVE.
I did have a good CHRISTMAS INDEED I DID!
THE BIG GIFT from the ITALIAN to me
Besides the much NEEDED NEW BLENDER came as a puzzle.
I was given three boxes with letters.
ONE TWO and THREE.
A word puzzle.
THANK GOODNESS I had HELP.
First born GOT GARDEN right after I laid the letters down!
SECOND BORN got CHELSEA .
I came in THIRD with ENGLISH.
I will be attending THE CHELSEA GARDEN SHOW in LONDON this SPRING!
IT has been on MY bucket list for YEARS!!!!!!
YOU can IMAGINE HOW THRILLED I AM.
Sometimes HE does LISTEN TO ME!
HOW GRATEFUL AM I!
I have mentioned one week just willNOT cut it as I have FRIENDS; BLOGGING FRIENDS and INSTAGRAM friends who I have never met in person and well, I canNOT be SO close and NOT MEET THEM!
The answer to THAT is SIMPLE.
I will do MY VERY BEST TO SQUEEZE YOU ALL IN only if YOU have time for ME!
AND if you are a READER here and you reside in ENGLAND make certain I know!
As I would LOVE to MEET UP WITH YOU
THE DECEMBER FESTIVITIES
came to an end. ONLY to CREATE MORE FOOD and FESTIVITIES for THE ITALIAN as he has a BIRTHDAY on the SECOND day of JANUARY!
THE BIRTHDAY BOY
who cooked the entire meal HIMSELF.
WE LOVE MEN WHO CAN COOK!
OH, YES WE DO!
YES, he makes BREAD which I caNNOT EAT!
GLUTEN FREE HERE.
One DAY he tells me HE will attempt the GF version!
I think I can wait as that will just ADD on MORE if you know what I mean!
The ORANGE CAT
on the ORANGE LOUNGE!
He has been spending LOADS of time indoors as our temps are COLD.
IN the 30 and 40’s.
I know CANADA and BACK EAST
WE CALIFORNIANS ARE FREEZING!
WHIMPS, is MORE like it!
GO ahead and laugh with GLEE!
“Got my SANTA hat MOM now what do I DO?”
Nothing better than to be SMOTHERED in SMOOCHES from your GRAND BABIES!
These BOXERS are MOTHER and SON.
The MAMA LICKING ME can you see that TONQUE?!!
AND perhaps the ULTIMATE GIFT this past year
is for this little BOY to be moving in across the STREET!
You see it was a GOOD thing we took those 1940 windows to the GROUND and MADE FRENCH DOORS.
As I will have them OPEN in the late afternoons
Hoping for HIS Music to come wafting in across the way!
YOU SEE HE SINGS OPERA.
The PIANO as well.
CONTESSA HERE is THRILLED.
I find this ALL to be JUST SWELL.
PAWS on VELVET
Works for ME any day of the WEEK.
Nothing could make ME SMILE MORE.
MAY YOU BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY in THIS COMING YEAR!
You READERS bring me JOY day in and day out
I have brought you something to SMILE ABOUT!