Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Hope and Gifts from a Friend

I have been feeling a bit jaded and beaten down recently. The sky has been relentlessly grey and overcast and there has been little light. I went to bed last night and the wind was howling and I was scared that any minute the tree outside would coming crashing down onto the house.

This morning was a different story. The sky was blue with a few fluffy clouds and the air was calm and fresh.
I noticed that the berries were plentiful on my Pyracantha. A good source of food for the birds in the coming months. I started to feel more positive and hopeful. I thought I would share this quote about hope with you. 'Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark' - Anonymous.

On to lighter things now! The lovely Lyn from Everydaylife sent me my Pay it Forward package (PIF) last week and what a treat it was to receive! Lots of beautifully wrapped packages full of handmade goods. Thank you so much Lyn. It must have taken you a lot of time and effort to put together. I don't want to give too much away as to what I got in case the other PIF recipients haven't received theirs yet. I will probably send my PIF packages out sometime in January.

Gizmo was eager to see what was in the packages too!

He sniffed out a Christmas catnip mouse just for him!

Here he is guarding his new toy.

And here the poor mouse is under attack! It makes a change from him attacking me!!!


Lyn said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the PIF goodies. And Gizmo liked his mouse I see!
I know what you mean about the grey November days, it gets you down but after December 21st ith days get longer!!

Dragonfly said...

Cute little xmas mouse!!
Drop in for tea party with Patsy and I - that will cheer u. We have tea and cupcakes :-)

Pipany said...

Not too long till spring Simone. Hopefully the climb to Christmas will rush by and then it is the hardest bit for me. Jan is usually ok, but oh that Feb! x

Michela said...

Awful weather can change my mood too, glad you're having some sunshine! Beautiful gifts from Lyn, she has been so thoughtful with Gizmo!

lou said...

What a lovely post too start my day! :0)
I can’t wait to see what you got! I love the pictures of Gizmo.
I think it might be best if we give up on the parcel arriving, I will send another one out too you.

Have a lovely day love Lou xxx

Rosie said...

Know what you mean about the grey, windswept days - I've been feeling low recently, too. What lovely festive looking gifts you have received from Lyn to brighten up the day. Gizmo looks so pleased with his mouse:)

Dragonfly said...

That is a wonderful quote, thank you for sharing it.
These grey days make me wish I had a cat to sit on my lap in the evening! I do love a ginger cat!

Petit Filoux said...

Oh I love your cat! Can I have him please?? Beautiful photos at the start by the way - I know it's difficult to stay up beat at the moment with the weather being so unpredictable!

summerfete said...

Hi Simone
I've not been into blogging of late. Though it could be cos I'm busy making xmas decs!

Just think in a few months time the green shoots of spring will re-invigorate us!!


louise said...

Confiscate Gizmo's catnip mouse at your peril! x

Ali said...

A little sun makes such a difference. And Gizmo is a sweetie!