Good morning world! As the sun begins to rise and give a fresh start to a brand new day of possibilities it is also a good time for reflection.....
"My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what's important to me" Michael Imperioli
There has been so much going on in my life lately.... it's been a bit hard to breathe..... just trying to do the best I can and take it day by day. Blogging has always been an enjoyable way for me to unwind; so I wanted to add something today to help me remember this season in my life and to know this too shall pass..... may not be the easiest time but I pray it can only get better from here.
I'm trying my best to get into the holiday spirit this year and also taking nice walks around my yard. These are some of the ways I'm trying to cope with everything. It sure beats the feeling of wanting to cry all the time. Focusing on my blessings so I don't fall victim to the burdens. :-)
How do you cope with hard times?
We started doing some decorating around the house and Elvis just couldn't wait to get back under the tree before we even got all the decorations on. :-) Him and Mirabelle love when we put it up each year. Mirabelle has even been carrying little stuffed animals and things downstairs to put under it. I've never seen a cat with so much personality and qualities of a human being, we just love her!
The picture below is Mirabelle, I borrowed this picture from Kathleen's Instagram ;-). Both our cats are quite spoiled. I will have to do a post on what Kathleen has set up for them. :-)
Our other tree is set up in our sunroom and has ornaments my mom gave to me from when she used to do her Victorian tree. Lots of good memories came back to me as we were decorating it this year. I only wish she was still here to see it and share time with us. Every day without her is hard, but holidays really hurt.... such a big sense of loss.
I did 2 quick pages in my planner for December, just cute little sketches to get my month started.
It is a beautiful day here in NC, hard to believe we are in December with weather in the 60's!
Daisy was enjoying her walk around the yard with me and Ruby and Annabelle were happy to see us too.
Daisy was like come on mom stop taking pictures of me and let's walk! LOL!
There are a few trees holding onto to their leaves, but mostly it has become a beautiful blanket of colors on the ground.
Well hello girls!! Time for treats!!
They always bring a smile to my face when I see them. So happy they are part of our family!
I''l wrap up with a little humor for your day :-) Hope your week is off to a good start!