Saturday, December 3, 2016

A two cups of tea morning......

It is Saturday and I am much relieved.  This week has been crazy for me with my altered work schedule.  I feel like I have not been home at all.  I love Saturday mornings, a morning I can take my time and drink two cups of tea.  A morning I don't have to rush off to do anything, or drive anywhere.  

The weather is coolish out.  Not exactly cool but I felt a slight chill when I took Max out this morning.  It will warm up all to much during the day, but at night I can have my windows open.  Ah for a little bit of snow to make the season feel more festive.


When I walked outside I was shocked to see my cactuses in bloom.  Yes it is December and this is when they should be blooming, still it took me by surprise.  This little one was saved from my parents porch just over a year ago.  It was just one small dried up sprig and was left for dead.  I repotted it, and actually watered it and look what has happened.  I can't tell you how thrilled I am to see how much it has grown and to see how happy it is.  


Somehow I missed the berries on my holly tree.  Where there many or few this year?  Did the birds eat them?  I have no idea, seems I have been missing big chunks of time in my life with work and Little Buddy worries.


Today I will try to take a moment to just breathe.  To take a deep breath and appreciate my home and family.  To try and not get worked up about the fast approaching holiday and all that still needs to be done to make it a success.  All I plan to do besides clean up here and there is take one little boy to soccer early this afternoon.  I plan on being thankful he will be back out on the field and will be thrilled if he even kicks the ball once.  There is no game it is just Little Buddy and his helper Katie running around after him trying to keep him engaged.  I bet Katie needs a nap after she goes home from volunteering with my boy.


I plan on working on this cowl for a friend.  It will be part of her Christmas present, but there is still plenty of time to get it done.  Tomorrow will be about some shopping and starting re-evaluations for work, but today is about rest.  Resting my weary brain and frankly my weary body.


And of course listening to this little one of mine talk and play.  He really is such a light in my life and I am so thankful he is doing better. 

44 comments:

handmade by amalia said...

Two cups of tea! You are really indulging :-) Enjoy the weekend, sounds like you've earned it.
Amalia
xo

Jennifer Hays said...

I'm glad he's doing better too, Meredith. I hope he has fun at soccer today. Enjoy your two cups of tea, that sounds perfect in my book. :)

kristieinbc said...

A Two Cuppa morning sounds like the perfect start to the weekend, Meredith. Little Buddy looks like he has completely recovered, but I'm sure you haven't. Kids are so resilient, and have an ability to move on that we adults seem to lack. I'm glad you are attempting some self-care this weekend.

Nance said...

Good advice for all of us today. Especially in these weeks, we are all starting to jitter full-bore into The Holidays and all of what that means. Instead of enjoying The Process, we rush headlong toward The End.

Here's to Breathing, full and slow, more and more each day.

And to TWO cups of tea (or coffee!) whenever we can.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Take that moment to breathe! I know this time of year we all get so busy but you have much to be thankful for as do I! Sending hugs and much love to you and Little Buddy. Oh and I loved the shawl you sent Claudia!

Mac n' Janet said...

Your Christmas cactus is so pretty, we've had o replace ours. I think they so pretty at Christmas.
Little Buddy looks so good in his photo. that's good to see.

Clare said...

Enjoy the day, and have another cuppa
Clare xx

kathy b said...

Lil BUddy looks EXCELLENT. Wishing you apeaceful day with knitting and more cuppas

Betsy said...

Love that last picture. So glad all is well at your home and you're able to take a deep breath and relax today.
Blessings always,
Betsy

AnnieOBTextiles said...

So good to know Little Buddy is doing well and looking forward to soccer. Enjoy your peaceful day, put the kettle on again and get your knitting out. Take care xx

Babajeza said...

Enjoy the weekend and hopefully, you will have a second cuppa tomorrow, too. Hugs, Regula

mamasmercantile said...

A beautiful photo and glad to hear Little Buddy is doing well at the moment. Here's to many more cups of tea and some quiet time for you. Take care.

Gracie Saylor said...

Ahhh...I am sitting here with a cup of tea and thankful that Little Buddy is better and you are enjoying some peace and rest. My little Christmas Cacti are starting to bud and bloom, too, and Jason and the G-Girlies brought me some Holly from the woods to make a wreath. Now if Grantie will kindly fashion a bow from some ribbon I saved the wreath will be even more festive. Love with hugs xxxxxxxx

Teresa Kasner said...

Meredith, peace and tranquility oozed from your post today.. I hope your day is relaxing and fun watching LB play on the field. I'm so pleased to see your Christmas Cactus in bloom and especially your "rescue" plant from your parents. I also have a rescue CC from my mom and it's the same color as yours! Hers was dried up near death when I brought it home.. I watered it, put it in my garden window and was amazed when it put out these big technicolor blooms! Enjoy your weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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CJ said...

You find the most beautiful yarn, I just love those sea colours. I'm so glad Little Buddy is doing better now. And I hope he has a great time at soccer. I'm wishing you a lovely weekend with a little bit of relaxation and time for yourself. Look after yourself Meredith, you've been through rather a lot lately. CJ xx

Christina said...

Yours sounds like a blissful Saturday, glad you are having a two cups of tea morning. I am really happy to read that Little Buddy is well enough to go back to football. Wishing you a completely peaceful weekend xxx

Sandra said...

What a soothing peace-filled post. I love your Christmas cactus and thought they were beautiful till I saw Lil Buddy's picture. :) Sorry plants...Buddy beat you both in the beauty dept.!
Enjoy your weekend and have some more tea....

Olga Poltava said...

Meredith,
Enjoy your Saturday, your tea, a bit of knitting, and most importantly time with your Little Buddy!
Love the pictures!

Caffeine Girl said...

I know just how you feel on Saturday mornings because it's the same for me -- only I sip on two cups of coffee! I hate it when I have to do anything early on Saturday or Sunday because early morning is my favorite time to just be.

Your cacti are beautiful!

Glad to hear that LB is doing well.

Una said...

That is amazing progress. To even be thinking of playing football is miraculous.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Your cactus is so pretty! I miss mine. I had to leave it behind when we moved here. The movers wouldn't take live plants so I had to find homes for all of them. The greens and blues in the cowl your making are very soothing too. So glad you are having a good day with Little Buddy. You certainly deserve a two cup day! :-)

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

He looks so cute playing on the floor, I'm so glad things are better for little Buddy. I hope you get some of that much needed rest and relaxation and football is fun for Little Buddy and Katie too xx

Melanie said...

I am so glad to hear that you are taking a day to do some relaxing - you certainly need and deserve it! I can't believe the blooms your Christmas cactus has on it. Probably because of living in FL. I have a Christmas cactus that rarely gets any blooms. Have a great weekend!

Araignee said...

Your Christmas cactus reminds me of my mom. She had several in her laundry room that were just gorgeous. She could make anything grow. I bought one and killed it.

Blondie's Journal said...

You definitely know your priorities and where your love lies, Mere. In the face of the hustle and bust of this time of year, I admire you and I'm going to stop whining about not getting things done on time. We are really blessed to have all of the things we can't begin to imagine for our less fortunate neighbors. I've turned my thoughts that way in the past few years...any little bit to a charity that speaks to our hearts makes a
difference.

Your little guy...he makes me smile so big. And your cactus is gorgeous! They can take a lot of abuse but I think your guy is very happy! :-D

Jane x.

Val said...

So good to see how well Little Buddy is doing. My sister took some cuttings from my Mum's Christmas cactus after she died 8 years ago and gave one to me . It's huge and full of blooms right now. I love it.

Jo said...

I hope you managed a more restful day yesterday and took your time over those two cups of tea, you deserve it. It's so lovely to hear that Little Buddy is doing much better, it must be a joy to see him enjoy his soccer.

Helen said...

Sorry to hear little B has not been doing so well, glad he is doing better. Beautiful Cacti :) Look after yourself, it sounds like you need a break xo

Toni said...

I hope you had a lovely day, my friend. Lots of hugs!

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you have had a restful and relaxing weekend and an enjoyable one too! Your cactuses are looking great aren't they. Hugs my dear. xx

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm glad you could experience a little calmness Meredith.
You do deserve a break! It is both wonderful and not surprising to see that you have a green thumb!
I take so much joy in seeing last year's poinsettia turn red for instance ;-)
Hugs~

Vera said...

Oh Little Buddy looks GREAT! So glad you are taking care of YOU. Be kind and gentle to yourself...everything else will work out.

Dee said...

Little boys and trucks . . . there is nothing better to cheer up a day!

Your Christmas cactus is beautiful. Mine is running behind by a bit. I think moving further north slowed it down.

Kris said...

Beautiful blooms. Really happy that Little Buddy is doing better. He is such a cutie. I am sure he is your shining light!
I love Saturday mornings too. I watch the sewing and knit/crochet shows while I drink my coffee in bed!
xo Kris

Sigrid Swinnen said...

What a wonderful blog you have.
I like the way you write and the design of your blog makes me feel comfortable.
Lovely to read about your plants and all...
(Thank's for the comment on my yarnbombing!)
Have a nice day,
Sigrid @Kat Kat Katoen

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So lovely to see the cactus bloom. And at just the right time. That's what a little TLC can do. Glad you are taking time to care for you after all that's been going on over there. Happy to see Z Man being his normal little boy self. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Becky L. said...

Your plants are nice. I have not killed my poinsettia yet, which is good! I found out I needed to give it fertilizer and it seems much happier. I also need to transplant it soon as it's getting too big for it's britches! I've had a busy weekend with our grandchildren but it was really worth it. Your pirate Buddy is so cute! I'm glad he's getting better! Hugs and blessings to you and raise you a cuppa tea to you as you have rested your weary self for day. We all need to do that once in awhile!

Threads of Inspiration said...

I enjoyed reading about your plans for a relaxing Saturday. I hope it all went as planned. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the comment and glad you like my embroidery. Susan

Chris said...

Your cactuses always look so pretty! Mine just blooms on one side... consistently! Terrific to see Lil Buddy up and going again, Kids are quite resilient aren't they?!?! Not us parents though. Hope you had a more peaceful weekend . Don't worry about Christmas being a success it's just one day - our memories are usually about the time together not our gifts and decorations.well the food features quite prominently here!!! Thanks for the shout out a few posts ago... when I saw it I thought this looks like an interesting person- clicked the link and bam oh there I am !! Hahahaha Tarp as a Shack!! Your cowl is so pretty - I'm amazed at what you pack into a day! Hope you have an uneventful week buddy!!!!

gigi knits said...

Tea and knitting is the best way to start any day.

linda said...

Have as many cups as you like dear Meredith you deserve it, I hope your Saturday was a enjoyable as you hoped, have a great week. :) xx

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Creeping in rather late! I hope you managed to have a restful weekend and that Little Buddy had a super time at soccer. Glad he is on the mend x

Jo said...

Hi Mere, I am back in the land of IT and can catch up with all my fave blogs now the computer is back from the fixers. Hope you got to have a relax and put your feet up for a little while at least. Jo x

Lisa N. said...

lovely plants they are growing nicely. I like the cowl so far I think your friend will love it! glad buddy is doing better!
Lisa