Wednesday, 31 December 2014

christmas and other bits..........

Christmas has come and gone........and yes I have a few posts going up today as I want them in before then end of the year and OMG thats today...........
Here's the Christmas tree........we had friends come and stay from Christmas Eve until Boxing Day........and another couple joined us for lunch..........no extended family here for Christmas...first time ever.........everyone off in different directions...........
the most exciting thing about Christmas was my Mum actually sewed me a present............
my Mum doesn't sew or craft........the only time I remember her sewing was when my siblings were babies and one was walking and sticking their fingers in the needle and the other one was crawling under the table pushing the foot control.........she packed it all up and I don't ever remember her getting it out again......so this is a major effort.............she was so proud of herself.........she made me sit down to open it incase i died of shock...........lol.......
She even has a chook on it........just for me.........
this i am sure is the first and last hand made present from my Mum so I will hang it up somewhere special........she even put a hanger on the back............
the table for Christmas day...............
I spray painted some sticks silver and put them into the bottles..........
I had some candles in the glass jars.....
breaky we always have some neighbors visit and sit out on the front verendah...........
(actually the Bird on the Border flew by this week and we sat out here too.............)
the weather for the Christmas period has been beautiful..............the house all open.........nice breezes.........no air con needed........nice sleeping weather....amazing for our part of the world........
higher in the 30's for the next few days...............
This is a bag Fairy Girl made at school..................
no yabby salad on the christmas dinner list this year..............with the dams be so low or empty for so long there aren't many in the dams.............this one we caught we put back..........
such interesting creatures..............
a boring job the other day......escorting a tractor and sowing thing Mr Chooky was moving...........top speed 30kms/hour...........traveled like this for hours..........only passed about 12 vehicles............
was enjoying seeing things green while driving along........the rain before christmas made everything nice and green for Christmas and we sure are starting the New Year much better then this time last year................
I won't be disappointed 2014 is over.....the start of it was the most difficult period of my life.......
drought is soul destroying........makes dealing with anything else so difficult...........
our back packers spent nearly 4 months living with us...........I think it was the only thing that kept me going there for a bit..........sadly they left but we still keep in touch........they are like my foreign children......one day I will see them again.............
Boy Wonder started doing school at home........not a choice for everyone but it is the best decision I have made for him.........wished I did it earlier...........he got 4 awards at the end of year presentation..........he's only 6ft4in now........and works like a man even thought he is far from that age.......not many kids do what he does at his age.........
Fairy Girl is growing and maturing.........doing well at school.....I am now the shortest person in the family........I say we need short people to make the tall people feel tall..............
so proud of both of them..........
Anyway
onto bigger and better things in 2015..........green grass sure is a good start...........
First up is the new SAL..........
no new year resolutions...........they only get broken just live life as I believe...........
live today like it's the last............
if you can't say something nice don't say it at all...........
I don't understand how people can be nasty.........I just cant do it.........
friendship is precious and treat it that way..........
I love blogging and will be here for quite some time yet...........the friendships formed thru blogging are so special............pictures only say so much........its the words and interaction that go with it thats special...............thanks to my blogging friends.........keep blogging.............its how we connect...........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

33 comments:

  1. Good on your Mum, that's a precious gift indeed. I'm so glad your year has ended on a high note for you, a happy family and better weather. X

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  2. Looks like it was a real good one Chooky xxxx

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  3. Happy new year ... Here's too 2015 with a lot more rain than the last few years x

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  4. OMG Chooky how special is that sewing from your Mum.....something to be treasured for the years to come....just awesome! Your Christmas table looks just lovely and how green is it there! Yes I remember last year this time....so heartbreaking. Happy New Year, hope it brings much Happiness for you and your family xo

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  5. Happy new year. Hoping it's a good one.

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  6. How wonderful that your mum made something for you!
    A lovely post - farewell 20145 - onward and upward to 2015!!
    All true what you say about blogging.

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  7. Glad you had a lovely Christmas and loving all the green in your part of the world. The SAL Blog is not showing up in my blog list any more....Don't forget to add me back on x

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  8. What a great post. I'm sure you'll treasure the gift from your mum. Here's to a happy and healthy and green 2015.

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  9. What a lovely gift from your mum, really something to treasure.
    I hope 2015 will be a better year for you - no droughts!

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  10. Happy New Year to you and your family Chooky. I had a tear in my eye as I read your blog post this morning, describing your 2014, and your views coming into 2015. I haven't set any New Years resolutions either, I think the same as you, live each day as it's your last and don't let opportunities slip by, embrace friends and consider others in all you do.......I love your gift from your Mum.....very special for you........xxxxx big hugs for a better year on the farm for all of us................

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  11. Happy New Year to you and your family. How right you are if you have nothing nice to say .....; no point in being nasty. Most import live each day as if it is your last! Your Mum's gift is something to treasure for ever.

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  12. Love your elegant table setting and look at that lovely green outside :o)
    Happy New Year :o)

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  13. Happy New Year Chooky! Hope it rains all year for you !! That way you could maybe have more inside stitching time ?? Thanks for organising the 2015 stitch a long - looking forward to many happy hours of stitching !!

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  14. I enjoyed reading your post. What a special gift from your Mother. Happy New Year, Chooky.

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  15. A lovely post, Chooky. Looks like a wonderful Christmas, your decorations were gorgeous. What a treasure received from your Mum, hand made gifts are so nice to get. My family do a "Girl Kringle" and we LOVE it, I'm doing a post today and will put some pics on. Hope 2015 is a bit gentler on us all...happy new year my friend. xo

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  16. Looks like Christmas was a great day!

    Hope 2015 brings everything you want need and desire!!

    Happy New Year!!

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  17. A Happy New Year to you and your family! How special that gift from your Mom is! A real treasure! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I hope things stay green!

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  18. Love reading your blog, keep it going. Glad you have some green grass, and here's hoping 2015 will be good for all.

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  19. Love dropping by for a visit. I am so glad 2015 is looking brighter for you all. You girls in the bush are definitely my heroes...your courage is amazing. Your Christmas decorating is so pretty. Loved all the Gifties in the previous post too. A very Happy new year to you xx

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  20. It sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas. Your Mum must love you to bring out the needle and thread. It certainly is something to be treasured. Bring on 2015.

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  21. I wish you a very happy 2015 year with all my heart !
    Florence

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  22. I love your creative table decorations. Love your Mum's gift. Very pretty! Glad 2015 is off to a good start.

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  23. May 2015 be a happy and prosperous year for you...lots of changes in 2014, but always great to see what you are up to!

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  24. oh chooky this looks so cute,think I need to sign up too,Thankyou.xx

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  25. Great post. Love the silver branches on your Christmas table....what a beautiful thoughtful gift from your Mum.....calls for a very special place. New year is here, hope its a much better year. Enjoy the schooling when it rolls around.....good on you :)
    Leanne

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  26. Looks like you had a great Xmas. What a wonderful gift from your Mum. Amazing :)

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  27. Looks like you had a lovely Xmas even though you had no yabbies. Hope the dams fill sew you can have some this year... Your Mums gift is beautiful .
    Enjoyed reading your post and all the best for the coming year to your family and you.

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  28. Wishing you a bright, prosperous and rain filled 2015, Chooky!

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  29. A gift to be treasured from your mum. 2015 IS going to be a better year for all xx

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  30. Such lovely thoughts you have on life and how to live it.....sometimes I get caught up and stressed out and forget to just "be".

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  31. Happy New Year! Well done Chooky's mum!!!

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  32. I was going to say "the start of 2014 was not that bad because we were there!" but I didn't have to :D
    Well, guess what? I'm a bit late but WE'VE KNOWN YOUs FOR A YEAR NOOOW yay :D Happy 1st birthday all of us !
    Have you seen my email? If not, happy new year! (and have a look at your emails :D and merry christmas too, a bit late I know :) )
    Good job with your bag, "Fairy Girl" ! :D
    How weird to see pictures of the house again, makes me nostalgic! Cute christmas decorations :)

    LOTS OF KISSES FROM BELGIUM, we miss you!

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