Monday, November 5, 2012

Setting the Tone

Despite being a little worn out from the time change, our weekend ended on a really nice note!  We enjoyed time with friends and being outside in the bright sun with the dogs on Sunday.  It all set the tone for the start of the week.

Also setting the tone for the week was a really nice surprise waiting for me when I got home this evening.  A blogging-friend who lives in France saw these mugs in a shop in England and thought of us.  How very, very thoughtful and kind, don't you think?
I hope your week is off to a good start too!
And I hope you're planning on voting!


  1. An awesome way to start off the week! I love those mugs!

  2. Those mugs are perfect for you! I agree, it is a nice start to the week! :)

  3. Those mugs are very nice and show sweet. Glad you all got out and injoyed the sunshine. Gotta love the look on Todds face. He always brings a smile.

  4. Oh that was lovely of them to send you those cute mugs ! Todd you make me laugh such a ham you are ! You and my Miggs would get along beautifully ! Have a good week !

  5. Nice Mugs, even Todds, but he looks serious?

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  6. Todd looks like he's thinkin' you need a scottie mug as well.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. awwww...
    baby todd.
    where's my mug?
    that face dear heart.
    that dear little face.

  8. The mugs are wonderful, Kim. I hope you will use them every day.

    You know I had a black scottie named Otis for 18 years and he was so much like Todd. Just fun and more fun. When I visit you and see Toddie's face, I miss my boy more than ever!


  9. Woof!Woof! PAWSOME kim. Golden LOVE to the Golden Pines Gang. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. What a great start to your week. I hope it keeps going so very well!

  11. What a great start to your week. I hope it keeps going so very well!

  12. Nice dogs !!,...nice mugs ...nice post !!..have a nice

  13. What a lovely surprise Kim!
    My sister bought me one of those for my birthday this year.
    Hope you have a happy week. :0)

  14. Todd has such a cheeky face...

  15. Love the mugs. Super nice gift. Blogging friends are the best. Glad to know you have enjoyed your weekend after Hurricane Sandy and Sandy's passing. Hope you and Carl and the dogs are doing well.
    Of course we have to vote. We have to make this country a better one and that is by voting.

  16. What a great way to start the week. Of course I love seeing Todd and the mugs are just precious!! I suspect they come from one of my favorite blogging buddies.


  17. Living in Saskatchewan we don't have to deal with all that time change nonsense. No mixed up sleeping patterns for us! LOL!

    So sorry about Sandy the pup ~ such a dear!

    Keep well Kim!
    xo Catherine

  18. Morning Kim, please send me some of your lovely sunshine...... Sweet mugs from a sweet lady, thoughtful.......Wonderful pictures of the dogs......makes my day.......Blessings Francine.

  19. It's those unexpected surprises that sometimes mean the most. Glad your week is off to a better start.

  20. I remember seeing a photo of those mugs on one of his blog posts when he visited London. They are the perfect mugs for you and Carl as I always think of so many lovely retreiver faces, that you have rescused, looking up at you both knowing how lucky they are to have found your home. Have a great day.

  21. Unexpected gifts are the best kind!

  22. Love the mugs. a very kind gift.
    Hope you have voted :)
    Have a Good Week
    See Yea George xxx

  23. My week got off to a pretty good start as well, although I'm tired since I only had Saturday off over the weekend!

    As for the mugs, that is amazing that you got a gift from a reader, they are lovely!

    I would totally vote if I could, but as you know, I'm a Canadian so I cannot. I'll just have to sit back and watch and hope that everything turns out the way I hope they will!

  24. Great mugs! Aren't blog friends AWESOME!
    Love the pups happy smiles as they hang onto their tennis balls! Just makes me smile!!

  25. Isn't love the best thing in the world?
    Amazing how love can stretch across the world and wraps around us like a giant hug.
    Friends,, gifts of the heart- reach in and love us-----
    oh so much love in those mugs,,,
    what a dear friend to send those to you- they are beautiful!

  26. Wouldn't miss the vote. Blog friends are so nice.

  27. We voted! We voted!! Oh my, what beautiful mugs!! I have always loved Goldens ... my sister had one and I swear that dog was part human!! Their soulful eyes...something about them. Hope you have a wonderful day!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  28. Hey Golden Pines Gang, Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

    Mom and JJ LOVED the mugs in particular. So kind of your friend for sending them. I always feel kind of left out, since my mixed heritage is NEVER represented. :(

    Oh we can tell from your photo that your week started off with happiness... hope it continues and you are NOT affected by the incoming Nor'easter.

  29. Those mugs are adorable!! Thank you for the kind words about Fred, you are still my inspiration and Ill never understand how you do it with the passing of all the sweet goldens that cross your paths but you are an amazing woman. It does get easier with time.

  30. Oh Todd looks like he is thinking hard on what can I get into without be caught. Have a good week.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  31. What a brilliant and thoughtful present to get. Hope your week is good.

  32. Oh Todd! I am certain you and Sophie would have a blast together! I can tell by that look in your eyes!

    I would have voted if permitted Kim! Am so glad at the results!

  33. What a great surprise. The mugs are beautiful! I voted....

  34. It sounds like your week is off to a great start! How wonderful to come home and find such beautiful mugs sent from such a thoughtful friend! Loving that pic of Todd:)

  35. Very kind of them to do that...bloggers are wonderful people.


  36. Hi Kim,
    Sorry I'm late. Been busy. Love that you still have a green lawn - you still do, don't you?
    Good deal on Tuesday!

  37. Howdy Everybuddy, we popped over from Maxmom's blog to say hello. Nice to meet ya. We love the mugs you were sent. Bet your cuppa will taste extra good. See ya soon. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  38. Love those mugs! Blogging friends are such thoughtful people we have found!

    your pal,

    (and yes the humans voted!)


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