Thursday, 30 December 2010

Happy New Year


I hope everyone had a great Christmas.
Things didn't quite go according to plan for us because Mum had a bad fall 4 days before Christmas Day and fractured her femur (close to the hip replacement she had done last Christmas.....eeek!)  And no -  the snow and ice weren't to blame - she was just trying to get to the toilet at 6.00 in the morning and stumbled outside her bedroom door.
So as you might expect, I've been rather busy and apologise if I haven't managed to visit your blog over Christmas. I know you'll understand and I promise I'll be with you in the New Year.

Peachy is sad that the snow has gone....he absolutely loved playing in it and we had difficulty getting him back in the house. He looked so funny chasing snowflakes and jumping in the air....

....but Christmas tired him out, poor thing :-)


Hope you're not too tired after all the festivities and you still have some energy left to celebrate the start of the New Year. 
I shall do my best...... ;-)

38 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful picture Linda and am sorry to hear about your poor mother, that must have been awful for her. Wishing you a happy New Year. Annette x

Sandy said...

Hi my dear friend Linda,

Wow what a gorgeous picture. You´ve made so great.

My dear friend, I wish and yours a Happy and Healthy 2011. May all your wishes came true. Big Hugs and all the best for your mother.

Becca said...

Hope your Mother is feeling better! Beautiful photo, and Peachy is so, so cute! Those little paw prints in the snow are adorable. Hope the new year is a happy one for you!

dls said...

Good wishes and prayers on your mom's recovery.

Your photo is lovely and Peaches is a sweet pea for sure! Happy New Year.

marigold jam said...

Sorry to hear about yur Mum and do hope she will make a full recovery soon. Love the photo card and the pics of your cat especially the sleeping one! Oh to be a cat eh?!

Happy New Year.

JAne

*jean* said...

so sorry to hear about your mom! hope she is on the mend and feeling better soon...happy new year, dear...

Heather said...

Beautiful New Year card Linda and I do hope your poor Mum is feeling more comfortable now. Lovely pics of Peachy. Happy New Year to you too.

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful digital card Linda- rich and elegant and speaks to new life and growth. Sorry to hear about your Mom- hope she is on the mend. Wishing you and yours a New Year full of promise, health and lots of creativity!

dosfishes said...

Dear Linda - hope Mum will be back to her self in no time. Peachy is such a cutie, I bet he did love a good romp in the snow! Hope your New Year rings in right as rain and you show us more of your fabulously creative energy. xox Corrine

ju-north said...

Sorry to hear about your mum - falls can be bad at any time of life. Hope she recovers soon. Great photos as usual!!

Janny said...

What a lovely cat! I hope your mother will recover soon! I wish you all the best for 2011!

LadyCat said...

I am sorry to hear about your Mother's fall. I hope she is doing better.
Cute pictures of Peachy...great work!
Have a Happy New Year!

Terri said...

Welcome back! I am sorry to hear about your mum. I hope that her recovery is swift and sure.
Peachy looks...well, um....just Peachy! Animals love the first snow, my two little yorkies think it's a party when it snows.
I hope you are well and enjoying your art. Your New Year digi is beautiful. I love that you used a blooming bulb....new growth...yea!
I actually finaly did my first real digi art over at PaperWhimsy at the digi group. It's not fab, but it is a good start. I hope to do more. Such fun!
You inspire me so much, Thank you!
Hugs,
Terri

Jacky said...

That Peachy is tooooo cute. Love the photos of him out frolicking in the snow. Cheeky boy!

I hope your mum is healing well and that you all have a happy and healthy 2011. I will be celebrating with a nice glass of red tonight.

Jacky xox

Jill said...

so sorry to read about your mum, U do hope she makes a full recovery;
but I think I'm in love with Peachy

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your poor mum, I hope she makes a speedy recovery. Having to hide the Peachy pictures from my cats, I didn't let them out as it was so cold, they tried to tell me but it's snowing but I was a meany and kept them from all the fun. Peachy just gets more adorable everytime I see him :)Health and happiness to you and yours in 2011, love Sharon

Julie said...

I'm so sorry about your Mum, Linda, I do hope she makes a good recovery. Your New Year card is beautiful. Happy New Year to you and yours and I hope it's a healthy and creative year for you. x

Jan said...

Sorry to hear of your mom's misfortune. I hope she isn't in pain and is recovering as well as possible. I assume she isn't very young and I know healing seems to go slower the older we get. I am sending healing energy towards her. Sweet photos of Peachy and his pads. Seems unusual for a cat to enjoy the snow, more power to him! Rest well buddy! And happy new year to you, Linda!

Judy S. said...

Get well wishes to your mom, Linda, and a Happy New Year to all of you. Looks like Peachy could almost disappear in the snow with that white tummy! What a cutie!

Barbara said...

Hi Linda
How horrible for your poor Mum. I hope she is recovering well. Peachy is just so adorable. What a beautiful cheeky and playful spirit he has. I love the sleeping photo, in amongst all his toys. So sweet.
Happy New Year and all the best for a wonderful 2011!
Barb x

Bunty said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum's fall Linda - hope she is as comfortable as she can be at the moment. It doesn't take much to knock the stuffing out of our elderly relatives and I can appreciate that things must have been tricky for you over the Christmas period.

Loved your pictures of Peachy in the snow! I'm so glad that it's all gone now - I hate it!

Happy New Year to you and hope your Mum is soon on the road to recovery.

Barbara x

maggi said...

Love the way his white parts blend in with the snow. Love to you all. Maggi x

Diane said...

Happy New Year, Linda! So sorry about your Mum. Hope she is doing better! Hugs, Diane

Heloise said...

So sorry to read of your Mother's fall, do hope that she will soon be feeling much better.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year with lots of happiness and creativity.

Val said...

Lovely New Year Card Linda - I wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year - particularly your Mum. Hope she recovers quickly.

Lorraine said...

hugs to your mam hope she is going to be ok...hope you had a good christmas and let me wish you a happy new year

Sue McGettigan said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum's fall Linda, hope she's on the mend.

Happy New Year!

~*~Patty S said...

Sending healing thoughts and well wishes to you and yours...hoping your Mom is not in pain!

All Love to you all ways (always!)
oxo

Rosie said...

I can't BELIEVE how big Peachy is now!! Hope your mum is getting better too?

Jaqi said...

Happy New Year Linda, Hope your Mum is feeling alot better , what a fright she must have got, you too i bet.
Hope you all manged to have a restful christmas and new year fingers crossed that 2011 will be a good year . Spk soon and take care , peachy looks so cute, and very at home lol xx

BumbleVee said...

Oh, noooo.... your poor Mom Linda..... and poor you too...I know how it goes when our Moms get ill or injured.

Your pics of Peachy in the snow are great... some of them really love it. I used to have a couple who certainly did.... they would play and tunnel in the deep stuff... what fun for them.

Hope things sort themselves for your Mum and they are able to make her comfortable... oh, it must be terrible to fracture a hip.... keeping fingers crossed it never happens around here... to me....

I quit taking the drug Actonel...which is for my osteoporosis. Because...it is more of a nuisance it seems than it can be worth because of abnormal fractures and not being able to get a dentist to do any deep dental work. But... then... there are risks of regular fractures as well.... oh, how on earth do we win with medical stuff anyway?

ana @ i made it so said...

so sorry to hear about your mom. i hope the new year is filled with healing and good health for you all!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she is fully recover.
Wishing all the best for you and your family for this new year.

Emma said...

Missed you but totally understand & just because I didn't comment here yet doesn't mean I wasn't thinking of you all.

Hope you had the best celebrations possible & a healthier, happy & of course creative 2011. Lovely pics. Bright sunshine here!

Lesley said...

Hi Linda. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Your photos are just lovely. Very inspirational (your cat is seriously cute too!).

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous photos and such a cute kitty kat! Happy New Year. Kim

Shashi Nayagam said...

Sorry to hear that your mum had a fall. Hope she is much better now. I have been having a great time catching up with blogs and yours was one of the first I had to check out. Have been drooling over your artwork.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful photos - Peachy cracks me up, oh, to be a kitty...

I'm so very sorry about your mom, mine did something very similar about two years ago in nearly the same manner and they do come back but the rehab therapy is tough. Hope you are coping well, art is my therapy!