Thursday, December 16, 2021

The next 1000 things

The newest member of our family -- Monet
(a direct descendent -- :-)
She is a Tortiepoint Siamese kitten --
almost 10 weeks old.  Unbeloved
by our very nervous dog, Sally, and
our older Siamese cat, Fiona.
But we just got her on Saturday, so
all of these tense relations improve
day by day. Happy Holidays.
The new kitten gets into everything.
This is the antique water jug we put
flowers in before we have time to
arrange them.
Barbara Muir © 2021

Because we have been so closed in this year— seeing very few friends, drives in the car
and feeding the geese, ducks and swans our main entertainment, family has become our
main focus.  And even then our connection was hampered by Lock downs and restrictions until
July of this year. At the end of July the family came inside for a birthday for the first time in 17 months.

We all looked at one another at one point in quiet wonder that we could be inside together as though nothing had happened, but it certainly had, and everyone but the young children was
double vaccinated, and we could hug! 

That, it turns out, was just a chapter in the long story of COVID-19. And we will all get the booster
when we can, and the next booster as required. 

So my second thousand best things about 2021, which gets me up to 2000 things, is about my
family.  My husband has been a saint, and I guess I fall into that category too.  We have been
so lucky to be with one another.  And even though working at home hasn't been ideal -- we have
enjoyed the breaks with each other. The rest of my Toronto family have been wonderful, kind,
funny, helpful.  We've been together this year for the fall birthdays and Thanksgiving, and I hope
we'll get to do one of those holiday family photos I love so much. 

My family far and wide have kept in constant touch with us -- making us laugh, giving us
hope, sharing their methods of coping with this endless virus. 

Please stay safe, get the booster, be careful, so we can all enjoy our families.

Have a loving your family day.


Jennifer Rose said...

have had my booster, got it a few months ago and will probably be told by my neurologist to get another one if things keep going the way there are
cute little kitty 😀

Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Oh what sweetness ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ Hope the rest of the ani,Al family get comfortable with the new little one. I am envious 😄🤗

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Jennifer Rose,

We got ours today, and I expect there will be a fourth, and fifth and
so on. This plague isn't kidding around.

Love your work, and thank you for your kind encouragement.

Happy Holidays.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

It is a slow, slow process, but it's happening. The older cat is adjusting, the
dog not so much. She thinks we've brought a squirrel inside, and she's a
ratter! Happy Holidays. I love your art.


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