Thursday, December 31, 2015

365 days of blank pages....











It's been awhile, I really did MISS YOU.
It is New Years Eve day!. WOW, what a year it has been.
I would do it all over again. The good, the bad and downright ugly.....and here is why!


Each New Year, we are all given a BRAND NEW BOOK- containing 365 BLANK PAGES. Think about it for a second. 365 BLANK PAGES...

Everyone of us has exactly the same book. It is up to us to fill them with the things we wished we did, the words we forgot to say, the things we wanted to create,  the memories we wanted to experience,  the JOY we wanted to share and the chance to make a difference in someones life....

Now take that book of yours with all those empty pages and  let's begin tomorrow, let's promise to fill them with all the things we wish we did in 2015!


We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them. I am so ready 
to write yet another book....



the view from our backyard last night!


BRING IT ON 2016!

I am ready for a new BOOK!
ARE YOU ?



ok, ok, ok...and yes some pics of Sumo this week...lol


I was telling him this morning this will be our last day together this year! 



It kind of threw him off for a bit lol..




Then he settled down...he is getting so fluffy now..
weighs in at 4 1/2 pounds...



He is so keen on exploring everything, even some sweet bells...




Sumo was not as festive as I was! 




When I told him his new brother will be here in a couple of days....! 

 Monchat will likely be here this weekend...we are trying to make arrangements for pick up...
OHHHHHHHHHH my...what a ball of cuteness!


                      "And now let us welcome the new year—full of things that have never been."

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    1. oh yes sweet Antje, Happy New Year....get that book out...

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  2. Love that analogy Samm. You are so right... and you can bet at least a few of those pages in my book are going to include you! To another great year ahead...*clink* and a *wink* xx Gorgeous view by the way.

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    1. Ahhh ditto , it is nice to have something to look forward to, and I am ready with pen in hand, thread in hand and lot's of inspiration to fill those pages...clink clink x

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  3. That is so true and I am looking forward to it. Just also found my word for the new year which feels right to me! And I look forward to stop at your blog also in 2016 and find out what you will fill it with!
    Be very much blessed and a happy and wonderful new year to you!!!
    Hugs, Martina

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    1. Hello Martina, and your word is .........? will have to take peak...I am almost positive my word for 2016 is JOY. to a lovely journey ...x

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    1. Yes my sweet lady it will be with YOU too1

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  5. I love you sweetie
    Happy new year x

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  6. Beautiful sunset! We have had rain rain rain and more rain here. I am ready to fill my new book with joy, health and happiness. Happy New Year Samm!

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    1. Hello Charlotte, we have to have rain so we can appreciate the days of sunlight...so to many more days of pure sunshine....xxx

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  7. New Years Day is one of my fav holidays because of all the reasons you wrote so well. Plus the days start to become longer. Best wishes to you and your readers in 2016.

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    1. Ahhh sweet lady, another plus ..I have already noticed the days are longer...springing us forward to better days already...x

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  8. I love the lessons I learned from you in 2015 and I am ready to apply them in 2016!Happy New Year, Samantha!

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    1. Sweet Geta, oh I do hope we can both continue to inspire...you certainly do that for me...x

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  9. Thank you for this wonderful words, dear Samm!
    2015 was a very special year to me - I me a very wonderful creative lovely charming new friend in bloggerland: you!

    From the bottom of my heart I wish all the best for you and your beloved ones for 2016. And I am looking forward to reading some of the pages in your book 2016!

    A big embrace!
    Hilda

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    1. Hello sweet Hilda, such a lovely note for the eve of this year. I am so happy to start another year with you, you so inspired me with your words, your stitchings and your beautiful photos...you are indeed a treasured friend in 2015 x

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  10. Happy New Year...great time to welcome a new friend. I'll be interested to see what you have up your creative sleeve THIS year. Can't believe this year passed so fast.
    xx, Carol

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    1. HI Sweet Carol.....totally agree with you, it was a year of a lot of moments that just sped by...a lesson to enjoy al of them...so lets do that ...Happy New year x

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  11. Happy New Year, wishes to you and David, and Sumo, and Teacup and Monchat for all sorts of fun and happiness. The pictures of Sumo are quite expressive. So sweet. I agree it is a new year, and a new book to be written. Thank you for a wonderful year of sweet friendship.

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    1. HI Sweet Mary...and it will be, we are ready for more JOY...that comes in so many ways, friendship like yours, projects to share, each moment more precious than the last....yes yes yes let's write a new book....xx

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  12. Happy New Year to you, dear Samm, and your beloved! May it bring lots and lots of love and laughter and of course, a whole bundle of creativity :-)
    Huuuuuuge hugs
    Judy

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    1. Helllllo Sweet Judy....I know you must be ready to close the book on 2015...I just know that tomorrow, our books will look so different...to you and yours always..x

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  13. Wishing you all the best for the new year!Have a great time!I love your little cats!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Good Day Ariadne, how sweet to see you on this last day....best to you too....
      and yes 2016 will no doubt will have many purrrrrss.

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  14. Looking forward to meeting the new fur all....wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year--2016.

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    1. So are we Gracie...what a lovely new beginning for many of us...best for you in 2016

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  15. I am hoping to write a wonderful book in 2016. Sumo is sooooo gorgeous! Monchat will be soooo happy to be in her forever home. T-Cup will have lots of lessons to teach this year. Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year Dear...

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    1. HI Sherry, I think many of us are more than ready to begin a new book...a new chapter that will no doubt be an inspiration to many..that is what your notes do for us all..x

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  16. I don't know why but I was think Monchat was a girl. I know you said what that ment, but will you refresh my memory?
    Be safe and Have a great New Year.

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    1. HI Tonia...yes Monchat is a boy, you may have thought girl too as I have shared a couple times he is just too cute to be a boy...but he was just neutered, so I am almost positive that makes him all boy... Happy New Year...

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  17. Oh my goodness, I never thought of it as a fresh, new book filled with 365 pages. What a great way to look at it...I love it! Those new babies of yours are just adorable. I know you can't wait to get Monchat home this weekend so your little family will be complete. Happy New Year, Samm. Love you, ladybug. xoxo

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    1. It is a nice way of looking at it, isn't it? Each year I have a gratitude journal and it seems so perfect to see it for us all...and yes Monchat will likely be here by the end of the weekend...We are trying to confirm that....Love ya back C...xx

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  18. Thanks so much for the pics of Sumo....I felt like I was going through withdrawal! Happy New Year

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    1. Ahhh his biggest fan, well he will be thrilled to see you Sylvia...will whisper that to him..xx

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  19. Amazing idea and so true. Have a very Happy New Year.

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    1. You too Linda...all the best..always.x

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  20. Happy New Year sweet friend may 2016 bring you all the wonderful days that you deserve. Love all of the pictures of Sumo and looking forward to seeing Monchat join your family. Teacup will wonder what is happening . Give her an extra hug from. Blessings Sandra

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    1. Hi Sweet Sandra....yes we are so ready, although this year had a few sad moments, overall it was pretty good...having Sumo and Monchat added to our JOY...so see you soon, T-cup is doing very well...let's see how she reacts to yet another JOY ball of fur xxx

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  21. Wishing you all the best in 2016. Looking forward to "filling my book/calendar " with all things positive.

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    1. That is the way to think of it Ev, what a wonderful new beginning for you now that you are officially retired xxxx

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    2. That is the way to think of it Ev, what a wonderful new beginning for you now that you are officially retired xxxx

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  22. Happy New Year to you, Missie Samm, and all of your boys, and TCup too.
    This is going to be the best year ever!
    We only have 6 hours left to complete this years' resolutions, haha but
    it's okay, I am on the "roll over plan"
    Have a fun time. I hope you get to bring your new baby tiger home this week-end. Be safe on the roads.
    Love loads and bunches

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    1. ahhhh RosemaryBhere...you know it will be a good year if you are in it wink...
      we are just getting ready for our NYparty of 2....just the way we like it...
      see you Next Year xxx

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  23. Happy New Year to you and your family, Samm! I love your "book" idea, it sounds so inspiring :) Wish you a year full of happiness and bright creations!

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    1. Helllllllllo Maria on this first day of the NEW YEAR, there is no doubt there will be some creations and happiness, I will get to share that with you and vice versa x

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  24. Happy New 365! May you and yours have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year ... :) Pat

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    1. Welllllll Hellllllo Pat...ditto my dear....and all that will be will be x

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  25. Dear Mdm Samm,
    have a wonderful new year, we are writing on the first page already. Great year to look forward to.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Hello Sylvia dear....yes our first page has begun, thanks for being on it and in it xx

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  26. May you have a very Happy 2016, Mdm Samm!

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    1. ohhh sweet Mihaela, I wish the same for you with a cherry on top .:)

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  27. Hats off to 365 blank pages. May you find joy and happiness to fill your book. Happy 2016. Love all of the pictures. So much fluffy personality in each and every shot.

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    1. sweet selina, where to start? well with YOU , on a NEW YEARs DAY....you bring smiles, check that off....and despite being a dog lover you enjoy cats too wink..
      may this year be filled with blessings for you and your petssssss

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    2. sweet selina, where to start? well with YOU , on a NEW YEARs DAY....you bring smiles, check that off....and despite being a dog lover you enjoy cats too wink..
      may this year be filled with blessings for you and your petssssss

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  28. Прекрасная идея! Пусть все страницы наполнятся радостью и улыбками! С Новым годом!!!

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    1. Любовь эту идею тоже может быть 2 016 дополнительных специальных для вас милая леди ...
      Lyubov' etu ideyu tozhe mozhet byt' 2 016 dopolnitel'nykh spetsial'nykh dlya vas milaya ledi ...

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  29. I wish you all the best for the New Year and many fun
    with the little cats ;o)

    Many greetings
    Swaani

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    1. Ohhhh so many of these wishes are the same for you sweet Swaani. x

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  30. Samm Happy New Year!!! Best wishes all your family!Sumo is beautiful!!!

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    1. Hellllllo Alain, and the best to you as well....and Sumo is adorable...love him to bits...

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  31. Lots of things to fill on those pages and hopefully all of them will be good! That kitty has such an adorable personality. So sweet! Happy New Year to you!

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    1. ahhhh yes they will be good pages, we have so much to be grateful for ...and Happy days ahead too for you Carol.

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  32. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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