Monday, December 21, 2009

happy solstice and one candle




i love this day!  this is my favourite day of the year.  yes, it is the shortest day, but it means that each day after it gets longer and a teeny bit closer to spring and sunshine.



this is what it looked like out my front door this morning


this is what it looked like outside my back door this afternoon.  ha, you can see the pumpkin in my garden.  im hoping that it will seed itself in the spring and the whole garden will be pumpkins this year.


this is a shot of the sunset as i was driving home last evening, near brodhagen ontario


i celebrated this day by finally getting a christmas tree.  its not decorated yet but boner likes it.  she is sitting so pretty.  the other little cat, daddy cool is not so polite.  she jumps in it !!


i celebrated my 48th birthday on  december 16.... one candle in a little dish of chocolate mousse.  i had a good day, altho at the time i thought,  not much to write home about.  on the other hand,   its all about how you look at things.  my kids are all off in other cities doing their lives.... as it should be.  they all called me, 2 of them at midnight of the 15th!
this to me means ive done my "job" and all is well.  i attended a resume workshop which indicates that change is coming.....  i can embrace that.  and i shared chinese food and chocolate mousse with my good friend pooch special k. 


 
some of my presents :  turquoise sequined jewelery box from my favourite pooch auntie


from pooch c, a tin of her famous shortbread cookies and a slab of her homemade christmas cake ( soaked in demerrera rum )


from my younger brother, ceramic travel mug ( with silicone lid ) and pomegranate green tea


 
i got cards and bottles of delicious beverages.  the cards were from everyone, the beverages from my sweet brother



and, this gorgeous bag from my poochie daughters. http://oldnavy.gap.com/      
o and i must not forget..... inside the bag was a stuffed white blood cell.  there he is !!  im really not sure how i have managed in my life this long without him.

and so i celebrated ! 

all it took was a little paradigm shift...  thanks pooch ruby !!  what more could a girl want !

happy solstice
~pooch morning glory






15 comments:

  1. Beautiful snaps. I loved the sunset in snow snap.
    You have got wonderful presents from your loved ones.

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  2. How lovely and white at your place! Now where's your snowman?

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  3. it's snowing! love the scenery =)

    happy belated birthday laura! nice bag *wink*wink*

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  4. What beautiful pics!!! Yes the days will get longer for you whilst ours will become shorter...(boohoo)..Happy Solstice to you...Happy Birthday...and a very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year♥x

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  5. Dearest Pooch!!
    I'm such a bad blogging friend.. been meaning to get over but have a brain like a sieve these past few days!! I'm so glad you got a tree!! I still haven't ,,, been in no-mans land the last few days...

    Well your snow is gorgeous... your tree is gorgeous [even without the decorations]and your birthday celebrations are just perfect!! good friends, good wine... and a single candle in no other than 'chocolate mouse'!! ha ha I hope that chocolate mouse becomes a birthday tradition!!

    As you know it is summer here so I wonder when the summer solstice is? although don't really want to think about that....

    Dear Laura.. I;m glad you enjoyed your day!! and I'm the one that needs a paradigm shift right now!!! Really need to get some Christmas spirit soon!! or at least a tree. Take care and catch you soon xxx Julie

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  6. Oh yes.. and as Mise said.. where's the snowman???

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  7. Merry Christmas
    and a Happy & Healthy 2010
    for you and your whole family :-)
    Enjoy your Holidays...

    hugs
    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya :-)

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  8. Every day will be a little closer to warmth again, but in the mean time your enjoying a pretty good Christmas. The snow looks so pretty to me.

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  9. What a wonderful pics!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010!!

    Hugs
    ^_^Piitis

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  10. The view from your front door looks like a Christmas card and the sunset pic is awesome!

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  11. Feliz cumpleaños. Las experiencias que cuentas en tus post son muy agradables.
    Feliz 2010

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  12. Have a very happy New Year
    and a wonderful and happy 2010 :-)

    (@^.^@)

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  13. Wonderful photos.. Happy new year from here :))

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