Come on in for a cup of coffee or tea. I even have hot chocolate if you’d prefer or any number of cold drinks. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday.
If we “were having coffee” I’d tell you that my Christmas Day was quiet, relaxed and enjoyable. We walked the dogs as normal then at 10 am I picked up my Mum and we came home to open presents before heading off to Café le Monde for lunch. We had vowed not to eat to much but the delicious three course meal saw us rolling home full as googs. When you are that full all you feel like doing is curling up with a book you received for Christmas knowing you’ll go to sleep pretty quickly but I managed to overcome that urge and stay up and chat to Mum. When we took the dogs for their afternoon walk Mum succumbed and we arrived home to find her sound asleep in the chair. After a bit more chat Muffin and I took her home, driving back home via the lake. We had a lovely quiet evening, with the beautiful sounds of homespun music wafting over the fence.
If we “were having coffee” I’d tell you my husband, Roger, has finally admitted he has fallen under Muffin’s spell. It has probably helped that she is pretty well house-trained. She has learnt to use the latest dog toilet which Roger bought for her and we have had no accidents in the house since that time. It probably helps that she is older and is holding on longer as well so a lot is done on our dog walks and other outings. She also is getting better at not biting (although not totally stopped.) She loves learning new things and I am now teaching her to target which ever hand gives the signal for her to come. You can see her soaking it up. I am also trying to teach her to go to bed on command. So far we have mastered sit, drop, puppy push-ups (multiples in a row), stay, off, take-it and best of all come.
If we “were having coffee” I’d tell you I am going a host a new prompt (challenge) to do with Times Past, once a month. I will give the topic on the first of the month. Giving your Generation (silent, baby boomer, gen x or y etc) and the country you live we can look at the similarities and the differences that being born in a different age and part of the world make on how we do, did various celebrations, transport and a whole range of different activities. So keep an eye out on the 1st January for the next prompt. Post any time in January, add a link to my post and a twitter hash tag #times past so we can easily find them.
If we “were having coffee” I’d be asking you what you are planning on doing New Years Eve? Ours will be quiet. We have booked to eat out but the restaurant closes at 9.30 so we will be back home way before midnight. I doubt that we will even stay up to see it in — but who knows? I hope you have a great night doing whatever you choose to do. There will be two lots of fireworks here – one at 9pm (which we should see) and the other at midnight.
During the week I plan on catching up on some reading – Geoff LePard’s Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, Noelle Granger’s Death in a red canvas Chair and The Dressmaker (I missed the film but was given the book for Christmas). I’ll also do some of my thesis work and start preparing for our visitors from Germany. Hope you all have a nice relaxed week.
Thanks to Diana for hosting our coffee mornings