Friday, January 01, 2010

Good morning 2010!

I L O V E early mornings on New Years Day! It's so eerily quiet in the neighborhood. Everybody is still asleep, only the snow plows in the distance grate down Yonge Street. I also heard another dog bark somewhere. We enjoy the fresh snow, it's fluffy and light, you can blow on it and it flies away. I would have waited at least for 8AM to go outside, but Happy was sitting in front of my sons bedroom door, making a hell of a noise, to get Biko to come out and play. Apparently that freak can't pee or poop without her, or he just wants company, who knows.

Jan. 1

Here she is looking for for her tennis ball. I never know where it will end up, when I throw it, so everybody better stay way behind me, to be safe.

Jan. 1

She found it. Happy got a lesson on how to jump up on the flower bed, and how to get down again. He seems very interested.

Jan. 1

My dad made these little wooden pigs in a walnut shell (mass production before Christmas, because everybody wanted one or fifty). It's a good luck charm for this new year. I think they are very cute, and am glad to have one.

Happy New Year everyone!

I'm also glad that apparently neither Biko nor Happy are bothered by fire works. That's wonderful! Remember poor Sam? We had to sedate him, he was so scared of every boom and bang.
So, I hope you all don't have a big hang over from last night!

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23 comments:

lexa said...

Good morning! I woke up this morning to a snowstorm. We knew it was coming, I think it just started earlier than the weather people thought it would.

Some people around us set off fireworks last night. All my two did was bark at them.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Monika

Though I've only commented once or twice before, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy checking in with your blog. I look forward to your posts and enjoy your direct and honest writing. So, thanks for sharing with us and best wishes to you and your family for 2010.

Marianne

RC said...

wow, you have lots of snow! ours all melted and now its muddy ;( Love the piggy
Happy New Year

Sharon V said...

I woke up early too, and it's so quiet and peaceful here it's almost like I live on my block alone.

The litle bit of snow that's left makes my street look like a pretty winter wonderland.

I love the first day of a new year. There's so much potential for greatness ...

Hege said...

Love the little pig - so cute :)

sanaze said...

good morning,too.
everybody was still sleeping this cold morning, when the doggies and I went for a walk in the snow... the best time of the new year day after an exciting night!
Sabine

Michelle said...

Happy New Year! I love that Biko is teaching Sam all those fun things to do. And the pig is adorable! (PS - I set up a new blog! theboringknitter.com )

shannon said...

happy new year!

we got home shortly after midnight to pops and cracks in the neighborhood. we snuck up to the front door and realized we didn't hear josie barking and carrying on per usual.

thanks for the fun dog shots! love seeing them playing in the snow.

Susan said...

Happy New Year to you and the family, including dogs of course! I love the little pig in a walnut.

lookinout said...

Happy New year to you Monika! We have snow too and it's been snowing all day.
Gillian

Virginia said...

love that piggy! How cute!

Happy New Year. I hope you have a wonderful one.

Anonymous said...

dear monika,
happy new year!
may it be healthy and full of good yarn!
i just finished another pair of "Kyla"mitts over the christmas days.
every time i make them i am astonished anew at the beauty of the pattern.
your creativity and technique just blow me away, and on top of that you actually share your creation freely!
thank you so very much!!!
best wishes to you and yours,
helga

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Happy New Year!

illusions said...

Wish you a very Happy New Year. Hope it brings joy, peace and good health to all of us and especially special people like you. It has been a remarkable experience for me personally to see Happy grow along with your hot knitting. It made me get over some of the pain and sadness of losing Vanilla in February last year. Thanks so much for sharing the joy.

Best wishes,
Pragya

2paw said...

Wow, that's a Winter Wonderland. I love the concentration of Sam's ears as he watches Biko. he seems pretty impressed!!
How sweet that he needs company to wee and pooh!!
I do remember Sam being so upset. We had fireworks but we all pay no attention deliberately, though Lorelai Gilmore was a bit startled by the crackers on TV!!
No hangover here!!!

Susi Knitchicks said...

Auch unser erster Spaziergang in eisiger Kälte war gestern morgen wirklich toll. Ich wünsche Dir und der Familie ein wundervolles 2010 und viele strickige Ideen.

LG Susi

Susanne said...

A little late but nevertheless:
A VERY GOOD MORNING AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAR MONIKA!

Liebe Monika, ich weiß, ich habe schon sooo lange nicht mehr einen Kommentar bei Dir hinterlassen, aber ich bin dazu übergegangen, nur noch dann etwas zu schrieben, wenn ich auch was echtes zu sagen habe. Du sollst wissen, dass ich regelmäßig bei Dir weiterlese und mich immer wieder über die schönen Bilder von Euren Hunden freue und immer wieder staune über Deine wunderschönen Werke und vor allem die Schnelligkeit, in der Du sie fertigst.

Es ist schön, Dich im WWW zu treffen und ich nehme immer wieder gern an Deinem "Leben" hier teil. Schön, dass es Dich gibt, liebe Monika.
Ganz liebe Grüße und vor allem nur das Beste für das noch junge Jahr 2010 wünscht Dir von ganzem Herzen
Susanne

hannah said...

I love that kind of mornings also very much. We walked Ysja on New Years day and the only other person we saw was a man on his mountainbike.

I am glad to say Ysja is not afraid of fire works.

The little wooden piggy looks lovely.

Knitted Zebra said...

Happy New Year to you and yours from Sasha, Samson, Sweetie and me! We actually had a white Christmas here also and more snow to come.

Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Cute piggy...
Happy New Year - I second or third or fourth those who appreciate your blog.
MargieinMaryland

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I know your Dad's good luck charm will bring you good luck this year! How thoughtful to make those for everyone.

Lovely to see Happy and Biko playing in the Winter wonderland and that pretty new cowl of yours is sure to come in handy!

Knatolee said...

Ooh, I love the doggy pics, and the wonderful little pig! I would have wanted one too.

T-Mom said...

Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine!

I love seeing pictures of Biko and Happy. They're such wonderful dogs, and it's so much fun watching Happy grow up.