Today is the start of a new year!
I'm ready for some new adventures! I'm also ready to enjoy my new musician friends.
I guess I'm supposed to reflect on the past year, as I move into this new one. But, that would take so long...
Let me just say, the year was good and December was nice. I had a good Christmas. We spent it in New Orleans and Beth decorated the hotel room with a tiny Cajun Nativity Set. She read Cajun Night Before Christmas.
I got to join in. I didn't have a French name-tag like the others, but Beth called me Petit Ours. I think that's French for Little Bear. I felt rather LARGE for a change.
2019 ended nicely. Now I'm ready for 2020!
Happy New Year!
Beth is sorting stuff, again. She dug up all these dolls and displayed them. That is what she does. She plays with stuff, while she tries to figure out what to get rid of.
She found dolls that belonged to her mom and her grandmother, her sister and even her sister in law. Some of the dolls belong to Beth's grown daughter and a few were Beth's when she was a child. I'm hiding somewhere in this crowd of dolls.
Beth balanced 69 dolls on the old pump organ. Later, she found some dolls that belonged to her son, but there wasn't really room for more.
In this picture I'm tucked in a pocket. "I feel lost with all the big dolls!" I told Beth.
Smaller Than Me
Beth assured me I wasn't the smallest. She posed me with the tiny dolls. But... I'm not a doll. I have fur. I always feel out of place.
One Week Later
The Bride and Bouquet
But look how beautiful Chali and her bouquet look! Can we just say that I was hiding somewhere deep down in those fragrant flowers?
Scott looks pretty handsome, too.
Happy One Week Anniversary to these two! XO
I'm Too Small
I've never been able to participate in this bit of party fun. Let's face it, the game is just too large for me to handle.
Just My Size!
But this past weekend, Beth purchased a tin of mints! She liked the lid design and was even more excited to discover the mints inside. They were shaped like Ouija pointers!
Since I was tagging along for a girl weekend at The Cabin, I knew there was a good chance of getting in on some games. Imagine my delight when I realized Heidi's and Nathalie's hands were too large to move the pointer! They would need my help for sure!
Wouldn't you know that it was Nathalie's birthday and she was given a very fine pair of hands that fit nicely on fingers. I felt like those plastic hands were gently nudging me right out of the fun.
Who cares. I just watched and laughed at them. They weren't very good at it.
Beth likes to pose me with candy. It's getting old.
She left me alone for a while and I went to work.
And now I'm trying to decide which goodie I should eat first!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Wishing all my friends the best for the New Year!
"May we care about others and share with others!" That's what my Buddy Yoda, says. He was very generous with his snake!
I already have a Radio Flyer wagon. What I really want is a Radio Flyer sled.
Beth took this picture of me at the Nursing Home. Her friend George is 102, which means he knows a lot. He said no one has sleds in this part of Texas.
A Friend in the Wagon
Beth said a sled was out of the question. She said wagons are fun and she decorated mine with pine greenery and then she brought me her elf friend. That is not what I was asking for.
A Talkative Friend
This guy is crazy. He never stopped talking. He told me 10 Christmas stories.
And then he scrunched down in the pine and started singing Christmas carols in the most amazing elf voice. I might not look like I'm enjoying it, but he did sound pretty good. And I stopped thinking about wanting a sled.
Pondering on a Pumpkin
Sometimes it's a good idea to just sit on a pumpkin, in a ray of sun... and think about the things I'm thankful for.
I don't have a costume...
But I'm surrounding myself in wonderful colors!
And don't ask me why that pool water is green.
Pie and Wine
I decided to celebrate the holiday with a little pie and wine. By the end of summer we all get a little tired of burgers and beer picnics.
It's Lonely Up Here
I had enough for 2, but no one came. I hoped a friend might wander by and join me, but I guess not everyone can climb the flower pot as easily as I can.
So I went inside and got my picnic quilt. And I got a few more treats. I'm hoping somebody will come.
Lake Placid, NY
This photo was taken of me in Lake Placid, in the summer of 2012. I was very serious as I sat on the red metal pondering the history of Lake Placid and the 2 Olympics that were held here in 1932 and 1980.
I was also wondering what it would be like to be in the Olympics...
...On a Bobsled Team!
As you can (barely) see, I'm not sitting in the proper part of the bobsled. And the bobsled is sitting on a sidewalk, not sitting on the snow.
Even though I'm not in Russia at the Olympics today, I've been watching the bobsleds on TV. I found a helmet and I've been practicing.
It helps to have friends who own a bobsled. Sometimes I'm extra daring and go helmet-free, so I can feel the wind in my face. It's going to be near 80 degrees today in Houston today!
For Valentine's Day...
I could climb a cactus. As I've said before, I'm all for adventure.
I really do like the color pink more than green...
...and I'm hungry!
So, I am going to climb a cupcake!
That's all I said and Beth got out a jar of buttons and poured them on a table.
I have no clue what she expects me to do with these. I've been counting them. I tried stacking them. Then I picked my favorite, (because it is small) and put it on my head.
Beth took the ornaments off the tree today. I hate that. I held onto my favorite ornament and told her she couldn't box them up yet.
I sat in the bowl of ornaments for about an hour.
Next thing you know, Beth had pulled all sorts of decorations off the mantel and table tops. I hate that. I spent a little time with these good buddies before she boxed them up.
New Year's Resolution #2
Yesterday I said my first goal was to have more adventure in 2014. My second resolution is to be more positive. So thinking positively, I'm glad Beth didn't pack me away till next year. Although that could have been an adventure.
Can you see I'm smiling in this photo?
It's Christmas Eve and time to enjoy friends and family and do some remembering. I'm thinking about the Lacko Family who found me when I was lost in Lake Placid, NY! They let me travel with them on their vacation and then sent me home to Texas with a new friend. Here I am with Rose, getting excited about this sparkly gift!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!
You have no idea how hard this is!
Choosing the paper is hard
enough, then I have to cut and
Then, I have to decide which color ribbon! Sometimes I get totally annoyed and I just dive in and get comfy until I'm in a better mood.
Then I tie a few bows.
And then I climb up on a stack of presents and admire my work. Most people don't get to do that.
Look what I found!
I'm very curious about this funny camera and these old photos.
A New Hobby for Me?
I'm tired of being in pictures. I want to take some. Beth said I could have this camera so I got excited. She said I'd need to get some film first. I said, "What's that?"
A few days ago I got a little excited about the beginning of school...with some crayons. But I keep seeing these little kids with these huge backpacks and I wonder what they could possibly need besides crayons. So I've been digging around and came up with some more supplies. I look like I know what I'm doing now. Hmmm? Maybe I need some Elmer's Glue.
I climbed to the top, so I could use it like a diving board into the pool.
And then I made the mistake of looking down.
And looking back...
I couldn't even figure out how I got up here.
Who put this plant so close to the pool?
They shouldn't be trying to tempt little bears to do dangerous things.
I've had enough mishaps.
I counted to three and slid back down.
Much better. That was too much work and stress. It's Labor Day after all. I'm going to take it easy!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.