Wednesday, December 31, 2008

the last day of the year

We have had this waterlily since 1992 - it has been in our atrium highly neglected and definitely non floral but this year I brought it (or rather got the boys to carry it) outside where I have chatted to it regularly and heaped lots of niceness on it. Yesterday it rewarded us with the start of a flower and voila - today it opened up - isn't it beautiful? Right now it is resting again but I am sure we will see it full of spark tomorrow....


I think this must be the omen for the new year. Lots of excitements and happenings. 2008 has been a busy year - have I achieved everything on my many lists (books of lists?) no - of course not and I have just started a new book of lists for 2009 - so many things I just HAVE to do.

The weather is horrible and hot today so we have been hiding indoors with the air con on (we have eben busy - the lastest Cloth Paper Scissors #22 arrived yesterday afternoon and we have sent them all out to their new owners for post new year reading) but Ian keeps giving me updates of the impending sea breeze. I have marinated my french cutlets with lots of Indian spices for a bbq later along with other stuff which I still have to go out and buy. I have written the newsletter and it is in Ian's capable hands and we are plotting up some great specials for our website in January. Plus my Paris Shoes arrived safe and sound yesterday in South Carolina for Cyber Fiber. I will add a link tomorrow

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve - as usual we may not even wait up until midnight but what we do know is that when we wake up it will be 2009......

13 comments:

Barbara said...

hope you will wake up in a wonderful feeling of harmony...all the best for 2009
Barbara

Maureen said...

Happy new year to you both.

HDD said...

Happy New Year To you & Ian.
Thanks for all the inspiration in 2008 and look forward to those of 2009.
Talking to the plants does pay off. They give us pleasure and need harmony back
Heather

Handmade said...

Happy New Year - what a beautiful lily!

maggi said...

Happy New Year Dale. The water lily is so beautiful - who says talking to plants does not work!

Doreen G said...

Happy New Year Dale and Ian I look forward to our continued friendship and e-mails galore.
All the best for 2009

Sue said...

Love and Best Wishes to you both for a wonderful, creative, healthy and contented 2009.

morvoren said...

Happy New year to you both from Cornwall UK!!
How lovely to see the roses and waterlily whist we are keeping warm with homemade soups!!
BEST WISHES from Pam

Penny said...

happy New Year Dale and Ian, and may we enjoy many more

Judy said...

Hi! Dale,

Now it is 1st Jan so happy New Year, your waterlily certainly is a good omen for 2009, hope your weather is better today my grand daughter flew home to Fremantle and was hoping for some of WA's nice weather. Glad your Paris Shoes arrived safely its a long way for them to travel. I am looking forward to 2009 as a bumper year and wish the same to you and all your readers.

Jen M said...

Happy new year Dale and Ian!

I love the waterlily...it makes me want to go to my local nursery and see if I can find one for myself. Gary (my significant other!) and I went to Monet's garden in May and whilst it was beautiful, I did wish the waterlilies were in bloom too!

catsmum said...

I was SO excited when the water lilly that I bought and planted in the dam a year ago reached the surface and started putting out leaves a month or so ago ... dreaming of beautiful flowers floating on the surface of my decidedly unlovely dam ... and what did I find last week ? one sad leaf and a bit of stem floating on the surface with a decidedly gnawed end to the stem.
Bloody ducks :[

Julie said...

What a beautiful lily Dale and a stunning photograph (the last one).

Happy New Year to you and Ian.

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