Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We're still playing...

with the new Diana Cam!

Here's who came to visit our yard last night -- little Mr. Buck and Emmy and Lulu.

This is too fun -- it's so neat to see when they were there and who came to check things out.

No gardening going on here these days. My brother and sister-in-law and their spouses are here enjoying our nice Texas weather (75 when they arrived on Monday, 60 and breezy today), and some great Mexican food.

My husband is making dinner tonight -- yummy appetizers and then prime rib, risotto and salad with a champagne punch with a kick.

Tomorrow we recuperate and my Mom and Dad will come over and I've made a giant pot of chili and black eyed peas and greens for good luck.

And in honor of the new year, my mantra for 2009 is "gentle." A scrapbooking mentor of mine got me started with a theme for each new year -- a little goal -- as opposed to a mostly unrealistic list of resolutions. Last year, my theme was "flexible", so I tried to be more flexible in my life last year. I think I made some progress and it's always good to strive for improvement.

I am hoping for some quality gardening time next week...maybe some scrapbooking, too. My two hobbies that have to compete for my attentions.

Peace, happy gardening and best of luck to you in the New Year.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your resolution sounds like a good goal. May you continue to enjoy your new camera and have a great 2009.

Diana said...

Thanks, Lisa. Happy New Year to you, too. Stay warm!

Pam/Digging said...

What, no Bambi? :-)

It's been great reading your blog all year and getting to know you in person, friend. Happy new year!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I like your resolution alternative.
I know your children and you are enjoying the new cam.

Happy New Year, Diana!

Gail said...


I love the mantras! Feeding the deer accepting their presence in your garden...shows a lot of flexibility!. Have a wonderful 2009. T


the camera is fun!

Diana said...

Pam -- I don't wanna jinx 'em with that name! Happy New Year to you, too. We should talk about Chicago soon...blogger breakfast once the kids go back?

Robin - we are all enjoying the camera. Last night we had 2 bucks and 2 does -- the does came back 3 times, but the bucks were there first and ate all the food! (Greedy pig-boys!) Happy New Year.

Gail -- never thought about my new deer philosphy as fulfilling my 2008 mantra, but I guess you're right! Oh, good, another point for me. Happy New Year.