Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to you!

It's Christmas morning 6:25 a.m. I've just started a pot of coffee with a special holiday blend from Lion's Coffee a friend from home sent me. I can't wait to pour a cup because it is filling the house with a delicious aroma as it brews. I wish you could be here!

This Christmas is a quiet one not a decoration in sight. Not that I'm a Grinch! I chose to celebrate Christmas in my heart today rather than with the traditional fanfare. If you'd like to visit Christmases past with me you can visit Christmas 2010 here and 2009 here.

Today will find me taking a morning walk, something I haven't done since Sadie passed. It'll do me good to get out in the brisk morning air and walk the neighborhood. Last year at this time we were covered in fog but today promises to be beautiful and bright as all Christmas mornings should be.

A friend of mine is visiting with family in Arizona so later in the day I'll take a drive downtown to check on his two cats. I've been told I've got a Christmas present waiting for me as well as all the food I can eat! Hurray!

As for dinner this evening, I'll get a pot roast going when I get home and roast some root vegetables. I can't wait and dessert will be homemade Christmas cookies.

I thought I'd share a photo taken of me and my BFF Cheri earlier this month. We met our mutual friend Ed for breakfast in Hillcrest at a place called R Gang. If you ever go there you have to try their homemade tater tots!

Well, the sun is up it's 7:30 a.m. and time, as they say, is a wastin'. I hope your day is a jolly one spent with friends and family!
Stay snug and warm!
Peace, love and happiness to you all,

Love, Bonnie


  1. Happy Holidays,darling Bonnie!!!
    Be safe out there!
    Love Helga xxxx

  2. Dear Bonnie...Not sure how you got off my radar, but it sure was nice to see your face & receive your Christmas greeting when I got back home this evening!

    I am sad to hear that your Sadie is gone. I've not had a pet long term, so can't really imagine the sense of loss you feel AND how difficult it must have been to get out there and walk without her. I hope the walk was restorative to you.

    ..and re. your Christmas decorating, etc. ours were very minimal, also. After church this morning we took the hour drive to spend some time with my parents. My sister,her husband and my niece were also there. It was good to share the day quietly.

    I look forward to staying in touch better in the coming days. Are you still reading??? I finally finished a book of fiction yesterday. A Louise Penny mystery - A Trick of the Light. I enjoyed it and resolve to read more in 2012...

  3. Bonnie, I am so sad to read that your beautiful Sadie passed away. I am so sorry:( As difficult going for a walk without Sadie must have been, I so hope that you were able to remember the fun and happy times you had walking with your Sadie. Your quiet Christmas sounds like a great way to spend the day...especially the pot roast part, yum!! I hope that you have a fabulous day. Merry Christmas dear Bonnie ~ xx

  4. I love walking in the brisk morning...gets my brain goin'. Wishing you a Merry Day and a wonderful and healthy New Year. Say "hey" to the two kitties...

    love ya,

  5. Happy Christmas, Bonnie! It looks perfect, a clear blue sky, good food and excellent company. xxx

  6. Hi my dear, hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a happy new year too xx

  7. So sorry to hear about sadie...take care and have a great new year...

  8. Glad that you dropped by Bonnie, I've missed our visits.

    I can appreciate just how you feel, Sadie must be a huge loss.

  9. Glad you had s good day bonnie - Wishing you a great 2012!

    CC xXx

  10. Hi bonnie, stopping by to wish you all the best for 2012. Don't be a stranger.

  11. Hi Bonnie...I hope you are doing well. Just want you to know I am thinkng about you! Greetings to Kitty from the staff!...big hugs...Debbie

  12. Bonnie,
    I hope all your wishes come true this year amor!
    mmm the food looks so yummy.