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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Why Hello There 2010

Well if I had any thoughts of major diet change resolutions for New Year (and I didn't) they're officially off. January first and I ate a home cooked, finger lickin' blue cheese burger slightly larger than my own face.

** In other news, my very favorite Mme. Bookling has organized another one month Flickr group, Our Daily Bread, and it's absolutely not too late to join. Plus, it will basically be a one month-long confession of all that I eat and that's ALWAYS fun! **

I'd like to show [off to] you two of my new very favorite companions, The Brothers Grim. They're still trying to decide just where they'd like to reside in Dovely Estates but I have a feeling they'll commit to some stretch of wall sooner rather than later if for no other reason than to keep kitty noses far, far away.

Hello Brother Nip,

Welcome Brother Tuck.

The Brothers have lead quite the death (life just seemed like an unfair pun, agree?), traveling half-way around the world some 60 odd years ago, seeing their fair share of cotton batting and taxidermied pals, ending up in a shiny papered box under the Christmas tree with a big ol' K written across it. My dad is the best. Also, it takes a special family to get really excited about giving and receiving skulls but we've got it down to an art. I was nearly teary. Actually, pretty much any gift box containing bones is guaranteed to make me squeal with delight, but I'll let you analyze that later.

It's the simple things.

That said, Hello New Year!
I'm ready for you.
I've got big plans for you, knowing you have even bigger plans for me. I promise to give you everything I've got and then some, to reach ever deeper into my heart and soul, to try to sit still longer, to love in earnest, to remember my blessings, and keep my hands outstretched, open, awaiting all you have to pour into them.

Welcome I say.
Let's do this.


Nancy*McKay said...

...keep those hands OPEN...stretched upward...cuz here they come...
& something tells me...
you're a darn GOOD luv CATCHER...

PS: Buck LOVES his new home, btw :)

mme. bookling said...

somedays i seriously can't love who you are enough. today is such a day.

too bad i threw out the rest of that cake, otherwise i'd show you.

Mum said...

Nip and Tuck Grim...
Now that is pretty flippin funny! Leave it to you to come up with first names for those old beasties.
So glad you love them, BTW; they now have a good and happy home.
And I'm doubly glad our family is a bunch of boneheads!

Abigail Jasmine said...

Tempting tasty burg!

Happy New Year ~ Pray it brings truth, love, goodness, & joy!

The Noisy Plume: said...

Lurvly lurvly...and please, should you pass away suddenly and tragically, do bequeath those bones to me:). I only request this because I think I deserve it after carefully packing a hunk of coral in my luggage for you (glee).

UmberDove said...

Happy HAPPY New Year to you Ladies!

And JSL, CORAL?!?!?! EEK!

Michele said...

What kind of animal are those lovely bones from?

I should do the Flickr group but my photos would be excessively boring. I have peanut butter toast every single day. Sometimes twice.

MrsLittleJeans said...

Sorry for the belated wishes but better late than never, you must know you were in my thoughts. Cannot think of better new year wishes, palms up, open arms, embrace and be thankful. I like that. Now I have to figure out the deal with the bones, I also must must aabsolutely thank you for the delightful goodies that came my way. I was too too way too busy to photograph and show my gratitude but you know I was and I am.

Heaps of blessings to you this 2010, the only one there is!


Kim said...

Here's to 2010! I heart that last paragraph.