It is the day after Christmas, the meal has been eaten and the gifts are unwrapped. It happens so fast. It takes hours, days and weeks even to prepare for this one day. When I was a child I was excited and found it hard to sleep on Christmas Eve. There were no worries about food or family. We had food and family was always around.
Then I moved out on my own and made my first turkey. I wanted everything to be perfect. Children came into my life and I made Christmas for them. What a delight to watch their eyes light up when they saw the tree on Christmas morning with its sparkle and lights and shining ornaments. They knew that there was a present under that tree with their name on it. It was their turn to feel the excitement.
At the end of the day we have our memories. I cherish my memories. I am grateful for those in my life today and very grateful for those in my memories.
Eva had her babies on Friday night. I knew on Friday morning that she was acting different. On Friday evening she hopped up on the couch and cuddled with Rudy. She was trying to burrow under the pillows. It was not long after that when she went into the box that we prepared for her. She has 7 beautiful kittens. She is a very gentle and caring mother. Mother nature is incredible. It will be easier to take better pictures as they get a little older. We have Christmas kittens.
We took a trip to Southampton on Monday. You can see my hubby digging out the car. He had to do a bit of shoveling before we could get the car out. The roads were not very nice. It was cold and very windy. While he was busy I drove down to the lake to take a look. I held fast to the door as I got out of the car to take the second picture. The lake was icy green and the sky was a lonesome grey. The waves were lashing the shore. I wanted to take a walk but it was just too windy. We did our chores as quickly as possible so that we could get back home to the warmth and a pot of tea.
Rudy was sitting on the printer inside the door waiting for us. He is just like a puppy. He follows me everywhere I go. He sits in the room where we are. He loves to talk and these days he says it is much to cold to venture into the backyard. I don't blame him.
Our little one is not so little these days. She is pregnant and judging by the size of her stomach she will give birth any day. "Christmas kittens", how wonderful.
Eva doesn't look very small in this picture. She was curled up in the chair beside the window. She sleeps on a blanket we gave to her last Christmas. It is black fleece with white paw prints all over it. I took the picture looking down at her, I must admit it looks a little strange.
I am thankful to be inside where it is warm and dry.