It’s quiet here, on this first Monday of 2009.
All I can hear is the crackle of the wood in the stove and Jack purring by my side.
It’s cold outside, but Sophie, the kitties and I took a morning stroll around the property.
The sun is shining brilliantly, casting long, blue shadows on the snow.
The storm left all sorts of interesting drifts and curling snow formations. I’m looking forward to a longer walk this afternoon .
We had a wonderful farewell weekend for Sarah. She requested her brothers, her sister-in-law and her brothers’ girlfriends for her last evening home. Lots of laughter, games, talks, hugs, and good food. We tried out our DIL’s new Christmas game – Pop 5 by Cranium – fun!!
We were up early Saturday morning to leave for the airport. We have an airport on the Island but it’s less expensive to make the four hour trip to the mainland and leave from Halifax International airport. Besides, we wanted to make sure she got through customs without any problems.
You wouldn’t believe all we fit in that backpack and suitcase. Let’s just say it required two people, with one sitting on top, in order to get the zipper zipped!
Yes, I’ll admit there were tears but we managed a few smiles too 🙂
Thank You Lord for phone cards. A call from Logan Airport and then another from Orlando to tell us she arrived safely. She is settling into her new home – grateful for her feather puff, her own two pillows, and her fleece blanket from Nannie (I tried to dissuade her because of the packing problems. I told her she could buy a new pillow down there but to no avail – this girl loves her bedding). She’s feeling a little homesick so your continued prayers will be much appreciated.
What’s on the agenda for today? Taking the tree down, packing away the Christmas decorations and general tidy-up.
I have some “help”. In fact, Lily has already started.
Jack isn’t lifting a paw but he’s watching over to make sure everything is put away properly.
A big thank you for all your wonderful encouragement, prayers and kindness over the last little while. You’ve been such a help!
Now, if only you could pop over and help me with this clean up! 🙂