Friday, January 01, 2021

 January 1st, 2021


Well, I sat down to write a little post, - I know I had lots to say, but then I had a nice phone call from eldest daughter, and I must once again collect my thoughts.......

A warm day, with a little breeze to welcome the New Year.  I see a small feather that one of the little birds has left behind, clinging to the tree outside my window, and blowing gently, to and fro.

I did not see the New Year in, - he/she slid in shortly after I had closed my eyes on 2020, and said farewell to really a quite indifferent year.  It has had little to offer, except that I have grown even more familiar with my home and garden as I haven't ventured beyond the gate except for a few lovely family dinners.

I gathered up my memories of other New Years' Eves when friends and the beloved were still here in this world, with me.



 
There were a few fireworks up on the hill, that excited Bruce and made him bark a loud greeting to the New Year, and all those who were celebrating it...

But after awhile I drew the curtains, gathered up my memories and the shadows of the loved ones and climbed into my comfy bed, assured that the New Year would arrive even if I waited to toast the days with my breakfast coffee and a little brandy!

A  happy, happy, happy new year to all,,,,,,,,,



9 comments:

Ellen D. said...

I had a quiet New Year's Eve also which bother me at all. I am ready for the New Year and hope you will have much joy in the New Year, Hildred!
Thanks so much for your lovely blog!

Ellen D. said...

...which "didn't" bother me at all. I should proof my comments better! :)

Barb said...

Thinking of you, Hildred and wishing you lots of garden flowers and family visits in 2021!

Country Cottage said...

And a very happy New Year to you Hildred. Viv x

Terry said...

Thank you for your thoughts Mum... I know you dislike it when I say you are awesome, but you are...I could not have been blessed with a more wonderful mother-in-law...Love you to the moon and back....Looking forward to our visit tomorrow for your birthday...
Love & hugs,

Terry
xoxoxo

Hill Top Post said...

Happy New Year, Hildred! And, Happy Birthday too!

Hildred said...

Thank you for all kind words!!!

Debby said...

A happy new year to you as well. We did manage to stay up until midnight, but not much longer than that.

Megan Wallace said...

A very Happy New Year to you, Hildred, and I believe Happy Birthday is in order too!
May this be a year filled with calm and small joys, I think it is the best we can hope for, and the best one could want anyway. I do so enjoy reading your posts.