Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last Day of the Year

‘Tis may have been the season for family, friends, and loads of festivities and fun.  But 'tis also definitely not the best time to get sick, but it happened to me.  I knew it would.  When you work in the medical field, you're always aware of germs no matter where you are.  But when I'd announced just before Christmas at work while I bleached our table in the breakroom that I was doing all I could to avoid them, I think I became the target for all stray germs!  It was bound to happen.  In my lifetime, I have sprayed more than enough of my share of Lysol disinfectant - And I would be a financially wealthy woman if I had invested half of what I have used and spent on disinfecting products.  But again, as we all know, sometimes no matter what you do, getting sick just happens.
~Todd and Mo napping...together?~
Despite how I've felt, I still worked a couple of days and we had a really nice holiday.
~Eva's first Christmas tree~ 
Holidays of course include going out to dinner.
~Clyde's Willow Creek Farm~
~A cozy place to sit~
And I  managed a little bit of baking.
~Cinnamon Rolls, a holiday tradition and favorite~
Last evening my brother left to go home.  All is calm as we end the holiday.  We are all worn out from the late nights.  And aside from a really ugly cough, I'm feeling much better.
And we look forward to the next year.


  1. I hope you get well soon. Best wishes for the New Year. Todd is matured well - he picks some good bedfellows.

    1. I hope you get well soon as well - I'm really glad you feel a lot better! I hope 2017 becomes the year you completely crush it with your blog (not implying you haven't already).

      /Adam - The Doggy Institute

  2. Happy New Year. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. Goodness, it's a good thing I don't start making cinnamon rolls because they would definitely get the better of us.

  3. A very Happy New Year to you all
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. There were way too many big peeps here this week with very bad colds too. We hope you feel much better very soon. We also want to tell you how happy we are we met you and your furamily this year and look forward to more fun in 2017.

    Happy New Year from us to you!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  5. Happy New Year.
    Wishing you all - humans and four legged friends alike, all the very best for the coming year. Looking forward to following the fortunes of those gorgeous dogs - and the cats !

  6. Hello, so sorry you caught those nasty germs. The pups all look adorable napping. It is cute seeing Todd getting cozy with the kitty and the golden. I hope you are feeling better now. Have a happy weekend! I wish you and your family all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

  7. So sorry to read that you were sick.
    I hope you are feeling better!
    Those cinnamon rolls look fantastic! Yum!
    Looks like you had a good holiday in spite of your cold.
    and your Todd. OMG! he's just so darn cute!
    Happy New Year!
    2017 is going to be the BEST one yet!

  8. Oh Kim, sad to hear you were sick, sending get well wishes... My mouth is watering looking at those cinnamon buns, oh my!!!!!! Wishing you all at Golden Pines the very best in the New Year,Hugs Francine.

  9. Todd looks ready to greet the New Year! Sorry to hear you're unwell. Having been a teacher--there's nothing as germ-filled as a child, getting sick frequently in those first few years, SHE rarely gets sick now.

    Hope you feel better soon. At least you have a few nurses on hand. All the best in 2017.

  10. Good gravy. You mean we're in the 21st century already?

  11. Hope you're better soon. Must be wonderful to have all those warm bodies to snuggle with when you're feeling out of sorts! Happy New Year to all of you at Golden Pines.

  12. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I hope 2017 dawns with you feeling better. Have a Happy New Year.

  13. I hope you continue to heal, Kim. Glad you had a good Christmas season.
    Wishing you all a safe, blessed New Year.

  14. There you go with those cinnamon rolls again! You are such a tease! Hope you are feeling your normal self now. Happy New Year!

  15. Oh No ..... I'm sorry you've been sick!! At least you have plenty of helpers to keep you company. Crikey those cinnamon rolls look good.
    Happy New Year to you all from downunder!!!!!

  16. Loving seeing Mr. Todd resting! I don't think I've ever seen that before :-) Hoping you get to rest over the long weekend. Sending love and hottie kisses to all at Golden Pines!

    -Otto, Osa and Lisa

  17. Happy New Year Kim . . .
    One of my best moments of 2016 was meeting you and your family.
    Feel better soon . . .

  18. I am in love with Eva and her first Christmas tree! Which one is BO? My wish is a cold free rest of the winter 4 you (I never get that stuff!) and good weather to go back and forth in. It feels good to be back aT BLOGGING! Gugs, Jo

  19. Kim,
    So glad you were able to enjoy your holidays, despite not feeling well.
    Those rolls look heavenly. Picture perfect, I would say.
    Love seeing all of the sweet faces.
    You have already rung in the new year and we are just about to do so here. Looking forward to reading of all of the goings on this next year at Golden Pines.
    Hoping that cough does not hold on much longer.
    Gus' Mom

  20. Oh Kim, hope you feel better soon. Sending Lots of LOVE to the Golden Pines Gang. Happy Happy New Year! Golden Woofs, SUGAR

  21. Aww, sweet Kim, I do hope you get to feeling better real soon. It's no fun trying to be social and feeling sick at the same time :(
    That little Todd and all the crew make me smile, they have it made there at the Pines...
    Wishing you both a Happy and Healthy New Year, and see you in 2017 !

  22. I hope you’ll be feeling much better soon. What wonderful pictures (as always). (I keep stealing another look at those cinnamon rolls.) But the picture of Eva beside her first Christmas tree tugs at my heart.

  23. oh dearest bean!
    what you accomplish when you're sick!!! good grief.
    you may be too young to remember this.
    but your being sick makes me think of how I felt when watching Gun Smoke and matt dillon rode out of town.
    of course chester was in charge but I was uneasy til marshal dillon rode back in! LOL!
    I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your brother and beloved carl and all the beautiful furries!
    happy new year! XOXOXO♥

  24. Oh no, you too!!! We both got super sick for the holidays. :( The recovery is going slowly - I think because we never totally rested. I'm so glad that you're on the mend.

  25. I'm sorry you got sick for the holidays...and am so glad to hear you are feeling much better!! Happy New Year!!

  26. Kim, I hope you're feeling all better soon! I'm glad you had a nice visit with your brother. And the picture of Eva is just PERFECT! She's got such a sweet face, and I love the way you framed the picture--very creative! Love you, my friend!

  27. Lovely photos . I do hope you get better soon . Happy New Year to you and your clan .

  28. Hope you are better soon and that you and your Golden family have a very Happy New Year.

  29. Oh no! I hope your feeling much better by now.
    Those cinnamon rolls look wonderful Kim,,, and love the photo of Eva and her first Christmas tree!


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