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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

There's a lot I could say about this Christmas but I will confine myself to a couple of items. I swallowed down tears several times during the day thinking of my mother and missing her. But several days before Christmas I got a wonderful message from her--that really helped me feel better. I'll blog about that next time. I also have been in agony for several days with back pain, so much so that standing at the kitchen counter trying to bake and cook was awful.  I had to sit down so often, that it took me 5 times as long to do everything. I was finally finished at 1:30 Christmas morning. I then took out the garbage, and sat outside on the bench for a while with Duffy beside me.  It was -15 or so, but so peaceful and quiet in the big city--except for some sirens to the east. I then came in, had a shower, had a small glass of amaretto, and got 4 hours of sleep!! Here are some pictures from the day, including visiting my dad.

A new shaver for my dad!

A nice picture of my dad.

"Who said you could take a picture of me???" Dave would kill me if he knew I had posted this picture, but it makes me laugh!! He looks this way because he's wondering why I'm using the old camera--I wasn't!!
Duffy starting to "open" his prezzie
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And here we have Duffy practising his sits and Dave practising how to open a package of treats. He changed treats because I told him the first one was too big!! Hahaha!!

6 comments:

Squishy said...

Dave had the "T" look in that photo!! I know it well!
I couldn't see the video. So sorry things were hard for you this year. It will get better.....or, you'll have better Christmases. I finally did after years. I was on my home turf and made dinner like my dad used to. It really helped.

onecollie said...

I hope you are feeling better Dianne, back aches are the worst, you feel so darn helpless!!, probably from all that sitting on public transportation!
Did you slip on the ice?? You must have pulled something...ouch!
Loved seeing the video, make more!! I love Duffy's big white collar !!!

Dianne SS said...

Well I think a visit to the chiropractor is in order in the new year!! It was a combo of shovelling with a too long handled shovel and carrying a lot of bags via the bus. Got 2 new shovels today!! How do know you're Canadian? When you get excited over a new snow shovel!! Hahahahaha!!

Yeah that's quite the expression on Dave's face!! There must be an instruction manual for fiances/boyfriends/husbands on how to make these expressions!! Don't know how come you couldn't see the video Diana--Jolene did.

I have a nice video of Duffy opening his prezzie--but it takes so long to download!

onecollie said...

do you have dial up ???, my videos take approx 5 min. to upload, no more.
Maybe try opening an account on You Tube, then you just copy & paste the embed code on your blog, you can even upload to facebook from there.

Dianne SS said...

I do have a You Tube account, so I'll try that. Thanks for the tip Jolene!

Squishy said...

I saw the video. Cute.