LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, December 18, 2009

Fridays are Even More Golden

With a big "Thank You" to the powers that be, and an even bigger "Thank You" for all your kind words and thoughts, we are all safely home. The emergency over, we are looking to a rather long but complete recovery. The girls love their pet sitter, but they are delighted to have the whole family together again.

With kitchen stools to protect the injured player, the Golden Girls come as close as they can to get some affection and give support.





Lucy quickly established herself under the footrest of the recliner. She considers this her own little den.




I don't care so much for these light-weight covers. Would you put the quilt back?


Thanks, I'll lie here and make certain everyone is safe.
Yes, Lucy. I can see how alert and protective you are.


And lookee here! It's snowing! Dang...I was FINALLY going to get my hair cut today!

So we approach a rather different Christmas this year. For the first time we will have an artificial tree which is still in a box in the garage. Too many gifts were ordered Online. But you know what? After an unbelievable year of surprising and totally unexpected health problems we are all just fine. We look forward to having our children home and it will be (as always) the best Christmas ever. And the daylight hours begin to increase on Tuesday morning!
WHATEVER HOLIDAY YOU ARE CELEBRATING, I HOPE IT IS A WONDERFUL ONE. KEEP A LOVING SPIRIT AND THINK KINDLY OF YOUR FELLOW MAN.

32 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Carolyn, I'm glad you're safely back and looking forward to Christmas (even with a little snow!). That guard dog looks ferocious! I sure wouldn't want to approach the recliner... Heal and rest.

kks said...

so relieved all is well! glad you are home safe and sound with the girls!
xoxo

Rudee said...

Good to hear you're home and your injured player is on the mend.

Vicki Lane said...

Love the picture of Lucy under the quilt! So glad the emergency is past -- and of course it will be the best Christmas ever -- even if that tree never gets out of the box. We keep Christmas in our hearts, first of all.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Carolyn, I'm glad to hear that all is well and injuries are healing. Home is a healing place. God Bless you and your family.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy that all is well now. Sometimes these things happen and it only makes us appreciate the little things even more. Your Christmas will be wonderful, for you have such a great outlook!!!
Hugs, Suz

Dog_geek said...

So glad that you are home safe - the Golden Girls must be so happy to have some normalcy return! Nice to have you back!

Kim said...

So glad your crisis is over with and everyone is home safe and sound. The Golden Girls look so happy to have their human family back!

robin andrea said...

So glad to see this update with the good news.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad things are okay with you all... Life can be unexpected sometimes, can't it? We enjoyed our few days in your fair city/area... Sorry we missed getting to see you all.

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Glad that you are home and that all is well now.
Recovery is definitely much better with the golden girls around. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh it is so lovely to have you back and the golden girls. Strange I have never met you but I missed you....

I do hope that your Christmas is a peaceful and happy one with your family. May 2010 bless you with good health....without our health we have nothing......

pat said...

yay....welcome home and a speedy recovery!

KB said...

I was so happy to see your blog reappear at the top of my list. I actually thought to myself this morning, "I really hope that this Friday is indeed Golden for NCMountainWoman". It seems that it is Golden - you're back home, in recovery phase, and enjoying being together. I'm relieved.

Who cares about artificial trees or presents? Not me and I think not you. Just having health, family, and love is plenty!

troutbirder said...

Good news indeed Carolyn. At the home hearth, surrounded by family, friends and two golden girls, life at Christmas should be good. :)

KGMom said...

Hurray--you are back. I know that is hardly original--most everyone above me is also cheering.
But we did miss you.
I love the photos of the dogs being so protective. They can now work their special healing powers.
Do have the best Christmas ever.

Rae said...

Thank goodness things are getting back to normal. That was scary and I am glad you are back. The girls look like they are adjusting. Merry Christmas.

caboval said...

Glad everything is ok! Your golden beauties are precious!!! Love seeing them! Happy Holidays to you! Hugs Joey and Kealani

The Thundering Herd said...

Glad you are home safe. Christmas is about so much more than trees and presents, and we are thinking you are going to have an excellent Christmas simply because of some of the challenges this year.

Hope that "little" snow stayed that way for you. We are buried up here. Shrug - at least it happened on a weekend where I can enjoy it with The Herd.

Sam said...

Glad to see that you're back. I've been thinking of you!

Ashley said...

Beautiful snow shot! Oh how I miss the snow! I hope you are all staying cozy and warm. Happy Holidays!

golddog said...

Glad everything worked out. Have a very merry Christmas to you and your family

scienceguy288 said...

And a merry whateversoyouchoosetocelebrate to you as well!

merrilymarylee said...

I hope the patient continues to improve. . . and may you have a good hair week despite the cancelled appointment.

Hope the kids don't have a weather delay--you all could use a group hug!

Erica Houskeeper said...

I am glad you're back and that everything is OK. Wonderful shots of the girls. Happy Holidays!

LauraHinNJ said...

Glad you're home and everyone's mostly okay! It's good to see *the girls* taking their job so seriously!

Sam said...

Glad to hear things are going well for you again! We are sending our thoughts and prayers your way!

Sam and Cisco

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you are back home safe and sound. Enjoy your Christmas with your family. And you will all continue to be in my prayers... ((((hugs))))

Jayne said...

Glad to hear you all are home safe and sound Carolyn. I know there is no place like home. Hope your week is filled with rest, restoration, and joy my friend.

Susan said...

I miss our Golden, Alex. She was 13 when she passed 2 Christmases ago. Many other furbabies are in our lives and life is sweet. Still doesn't replace the fond memories of a sweet- spirited golden retriever whom we loved dearly.

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Twisted Fencepost said...

I guess I missed something. But I am glad things are going well!
Your snow is beautiful. The only snow we got was melted when it arrived.

TSannie said...

Again, the very best to you and yours. Still reading backward.