Wednesday, December 23

home and away









I am in vermont waiting for the arrival of my mum, dylan and elle. I arrived way ahead of schedule after a smooth drive. walked the dogs around the darmouth campus and now i sit at a cafe before attempting some lite christmas shopping. I have not left the farm in so long, i am a bit nervous about the animals being there alone, but i do have someone coming for afternoon feeding. in a conversation with my sister yesterday she told me that i was funny, that when she reads the blog and i name mike. tolstoy, clarabelle, isabelle and so on it is as if i am talking about friends, oh dear readers i feel as if i am( i am nutty)

my sister gave us the biggest scare and the realization on how quickly things can change. she is doing better and might be home soon. i was truly terrified. her and i discussed changes we want to make, the promise to get healthy to get rid of the things that can contribute to stress that can cause illness. i also realized how little i had spoken to her these last months and how not often enough i told her i loved her and i also understood that there is many very important people in my life that i had not shared these words with. what better time to be given awakening such as now.

I am happy that the kids are coming to the farm and look forward to seeing it through their eyes and hope to share our time with you. i will post tomorrow or christmas day because i enjoy it.

10 comments:

Mandarine D'Italie said...

Oh so glad to hear that your sister is getting better. Absolutely true, life is so fragile - although sometimes we take it for granted - it needs to be treasured and cherished, ours and the one of our loved ones. I believe you will be in very good company for xmas, it shall be great! Best wishes, love Catx

cassaundra said...

glad to hear good news about your sister :-)

beautiful pictures, as always.
have a lovely holiday <3

Caroline said...

I am glad to hear everything is ok... my sister is my best friend so, I know how it feels to be worried about someone you love. You make such an important point that often... I don't say I love you enough or call the people that truly matter. I hope your holidays are filled with love, joy and laughter. Thanks for brightening my day with your photos!!! xo

Johanna said...

such an important realization. i feel that way about some relationships in my life that need mending or perhaps more attention.
beautiful pictures! the horse running in the snow actually and truly made my heart skip a beat.
xoxo Merry Christmas.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Oh..you're in Vermont for Christmas...my DREAM of DREAMS...

the animals look so beautiful in the snow...so Christmasy....

Love it all so much...very peaceful.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas....

Fondly,
Kary
xxx

cindy said...

i'm very happy to hear about your sister. as they say, count your blessings. so often we forget until something forces us to do so. all we can do is to try harder to live in the moment. have a merry christmas & new year! xo, c

Shannah said...

I love the photo of the horse running and the cow with ice on his sweet curly head. So darling - I just want to kiss them all on their snowy noses!

Ann Marie said...

so glad to hear your sister will recover quickly! and, yes, i too love how you talk about mike, tolstoy, clarabelle, and isabelle...i feel they are my friends too!

happy holidays!

Lobster and swan said...

How I adore your winter sun. Have a wonderful christmas Nadia x

kendalee said...

Sisters are a treasure and I'm so glad to hear that yours is feeling better Nadia.

I can't tell you how much I love your animals in the snow - makes me smile every time :) I look forward to your Christmas post and wish you warmth and joy with your loved ones - those with two and those with four legs! x