Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! I just wanted to say this since time has gotten away with me the last week or so...okay a month or so. :) Just wanted to give you a quick update. I am still in a bit of a "state of confusion" since moving. Threw me off completely. I hate to say this but I am looking forward more to the New Year and getting a fresh start on all aspects of my life. Next year I have a small wish list. I want to be more creative, take more time out to appreciate the things that make me happy, crafting, cooking, baking, my kitties. Life is so precious and I am beginning to realize that each second, each minute, each day that passes is time I will never get back...so I must enjoy each and every minute! Make the most of life, you know? And not to let things get me down as easily as they have recently. I need to look ahead to better days, days spent taking time out to smell the roses. That's what I intend to do. A New Year, a new life, a better life every year. :)

One other quick thing. I don't usually like to say anything too early (because of past experiences) but I have been trying out a new horse (for a possible lease with the owner). A few visits out to a wonderful barn...with wonderful owners who are so kind, warm and friendly to me. I have been going out to the barn to visit a sweet mare. Her name is Cimara. I will have pictures soon. She's a beautiful buckskin Missouri Fox Trotter and after several visits, we finally connected this weekend and she's a sweetie! She's even been in parades here in town! I have also made wonderful new friends at this barn as well (I love my ever growing circle of horsey friends!) and hope to join them on trail rides next summer (along with my regular horsey friends I have been riding with, of course). This is the first place I have truly felt comfortable at and I'm so excited! I've never ridden a Fox Trotter so I had a trainer out this past weekend who was so, so impressive and she gave me some great pointers.

Anyhoo.....we'll wait until after the New Year for all this exciting stuff, right? In the meantime, if I don't get around to visiting you all have a wonderful, wonderful holiday season and most importantly, cherish each moment you spend with those you love.

xoxo

Michelle, Mocha, Quincy and Emma

P.S. The kids are being watched by the "other" Michelle...their trusty pet sitter. She stays here at my place (sleeps here) so they will be well taken care of!

31 comments:

Caroline said...

Michelle,

So glad you are at last feeling a bit more settled, these things take time.
Hope you will have a lovely holidays! Just take some time to relax and enjoy it all.
Exciting news about the horse, hope that will work out for you!

Have a fantastic Christmas, and do not forget to stop and smell the... mistletoe, not many roses around these days. Enjoy!

Tracey said...

I'm glad your settling in... moving is difficult. I'm having a bit of a time getting out of my own way lately and feel I need a break too. My brother is having a difficult time and my daughter home from college. I need to focus on family right now. Take your time to get focused and all things will come about that are suppose to. Have a wonderful Christmas and I'll be praying for you.. you are one great cyber-blogging friend and you really are a quite a woman. Enjoy your holiday..love ya..Tracey

Six divided by two..... said...

Glad that you are getting settled in. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Michelle! and that's so exciting about the possible lease too! That's how I got my first horse when I was 15, it was one of the most exciting days of my life! And btw, I love your picture of that horse and the little girl!! It brings back such memories for me and is just sweet as sugar!! Have a wonderful New Year also, and much happiness!!

Hugs, Cynthia xoxo

Mountain Woman said...

I'm really thrilled you found a wonderful mare. What a great way to start the almost new year with a barn you enjoy and a horse you love.
Moving can be overwhelming so hang in there.
I know what you mean about every minute being precious. It's why my New Year's resolution is going to have to do with staying off of the computer more.
Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Heather said...

the new horse sounds exciting! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

MJ said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, Michelle! I love the picture on your post of the little girl and horse. And how exciting about possibly getting a horse!! Fun!!

Your Friend,
MJ
Yellow Beach Dog

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas Michelle! And wishing every good thing for you in the coming year!
PS Such exciting news about your new horse!

Melita said...

happy holidays to you sweetie! ps i want a horse!! hope everything works out and that you are feeling more settled.

much love & hugs!!

Randi Troxell said...

hopefully everything will settle down soon for you and the kitties.. then you guys can relax!!

Merry early Christmas...

Rue said...

Wonderful news about the possiblity of acquiring a new (big) furry friend! Looking forward to hearing how that goes!

Glad the kids are in good hands when you can't be there with them. Have a wonderful holiday!

prashant said...

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Work from home India

CatHerder said...

Glad youre getting settled! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.

jen said...

Hi Michelle!
I'm so happy things have settled down for you!!
Sounds like your 2010 will be fun!
New place, new horse...

my best to you and your darling fur family!!!

xo,
jen

TeresaR said...

What you said, "Life is so precious and I am beginning to realize that each second, each minute, each day that passes is time I will never get back...so I must enjoy each and every minute!" is SO true!! I will try and remember that for myself too. :)

Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, and may your 2010 be all that you want it to be!

Lots of hugs and love back for you and your beautiful kitties!! xxoo

TeresaR said...

Oh, Michelle, you had me totally cracking up picturing Quincy carrying the twig all the way to your bed!! I absolutely love him, you know that!

xxoo my dear!

Daphine said...

Merry Christmas to you dear friend!

Patti said...

That picture is beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your Holidays! FYI- I did send you a card but totally spaced out and sent it to the old address- sorry! Take care~~~

Anya said...

Merry Christmas
and a Happy & Healthy 2010
for you Michelle
and your whole family :-)
Enjoy your Holidays...

hugs
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

((HUGS))
for Mocha Quincy & Emma

Kathleen said...

Michelle, I, too, am looking forward to the New Year, and that sense of a "new" beginning. I have been way too busy, and am ready to settle into winter and enjoy the quiet. I am so glad to hear about your new horse. I have felt for sometime that you should have one of your own. One that you can really develop a bond with. I think it will be great! You'll soon be all settled in, and will have plenty of time to cook, craft, relax and enjoy. Wishing you and all the kitties the most wonderful Christmas ever. Big Hugs, Kathleen

fairmaiden said...

I love that pic and it is soooo perfect for you. So perfect that you should have used it for your blog header...well you still could for winter.

That is so wonderful that you have someone whom stays with your kitties, even during holidays.

You will have so much fun beginning a new year in a new place. I look forward watching it all unfold. Merry merry meow to you and kitties xo

Chatelaine said...

Moving is the worst. You just feel so out of sorts. Glad you are settling in to your new nest and your kitties are adjusting as well.

Have a wonderful holiday with your famuly.

fiberdoodles said...

Merry Christmas!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Melissa said...

Happy Holidays to you and the entire household of lovely kitties.

The Garden Bell said...

WOW... I just found your blog. What a special holiday treat. Icing on the cake. Kinder spirit about surviving the holidays. Hope you don't mind if I follow along on your gypsy journey in like.

Stop by my garden anytime.

www.thegardenbell.blogspot.com

Sophie said...

Hello girl!

Happy Holidays to you & the cats as well!

Have a great 2010!!

Joy said...

Hope your Christmas went well, Michelle, and we'll see you after the first of the new year. Darling picture of the horse and child. Take care!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Michelle~I've got something perfect for you now that your settling in to your new place. I would imagine it's probably time to go shopping and you'll need a tote to carry home your great finds. well... come on over cause you're the winner for the Girlfriend Eco-tote.

I sure get a chuckle from reading about your kitty escapades! Especially seeing the photos! I would opp for pulling the covers over my head too, rather than going down A-L-L those stairs! No worries, I'm sure what ever mischief they're in to...the remnants will be waiting for you come morning, lol.

Can't wait to see your mares pics.
I hope it works out for you.
I don't know much about horses, but lived in a town in So, Cal. where horses were transportation to the stores. I thought we'd moved to a new state. I didn't realize the difference was going from city living to country.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

fairmaiden said...

Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year. Miss you xoxo Fairmaiden

Anya said...

Happy New Year
or in Dutch we say
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar :-)

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)