Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Since it has been raining non stop, I thought I would go outdoors this way...and join
A Southern Daydreamer
..because you see, I have great expectations...yes indeed I do!

As you can see, no snow.  None!

No...not Christmas...WINTER!  :) Poor wet snowman...he has great expectation's too!

Tiny teacup fills up..outdoors...great expectations...of course..

Poor little used to being wet.  He lives under the fountain...

The Pansies love it...I can almost see them grow..and the ferns...well..

...the ferns...shout for joy!!   GREAT expectations!  Just like me!

...and so do I...shout for joy that is!  Curl up in front of the coffee and my movie "Great Expectations"...  :)
What a wonderful rainy day it is! 

Dear will never come again.  I will enjoy your last days...

Hugs and love,



  1. Hello Mona!

    I have popped on over from Alison @ Bonney Lassie (the lovely comment you left for her piqued my interest) and I'm so pleased I did!!

    You sound like a truly amazing full of lov and compassion...and truly joyful about life, despite the unbearable losses you've endured. I am going to be a keen follower of your blog from now on :)

  2. It' all a matter of perspective, isn't it! You can choose to let the rain get you down or you can be happy doing other things. Good call!

  3. Hello sweet lady...

    Ohhh Mona...your yard is sooo pretty...sooo lush...and sooo GREEN!!! It's a sight for sore eyes, my friend! We live in a very arid part of Colorado and we are in a drought right now. We have only had two little snows so far this winter and here it is nearly January. Everything is sooo thirsty. My honey had to go out and water our trees this past weekend...just really weird for Colorado this time of the year! Anyway, I really enjoyed your beautiful yard and flowers and the sight of the rain...ahhh! I have to tell you that I took a little meander around your blog. Girlfriend, I found the most adorable bunny with the most beautiful red poinsettias and pinecones out on your porch! I LOVE IT!!! Of course, I love all sweet bunnies but yours was especially sweet with his Christmas posies!!!

    Well my dear friend, thank you so much for coming by for a visit! You always...always brighten my day! I hope you know just how much your sweet and kind notes mean to me!!! Thank you, Mona! You are certainly a dearheart!!! I have so enjoyed visiting with you this past year...and look forward to what the new year holds!

    Wishing you and your sweet family a blessed and Happy New Year!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design the way...I think your doll looks sooo pretty in her new Christening outfit...simply precious! I love dolls too! Thank you for sharing her with us!

  4. What a wonderful post. Love the scenery. We are covered with ice and snow. lol

  5. Blessings, Happy New Year. May all your expectations be filled.

    Happy New Year Mona & Howard.

    Joyce & The Bears

  6. We have rain, delightful wonderful snow.

  7. I'm late getting around to some of the Outdoor Wednesday posts. It was nice to see rain instead of snow. I'm enjoying the ones that had some pretty flowers. Loved the tour around your pretty yard.

  8. Such a great attitude! "If you can't beat, them, join them!" You have a beautiful yard. Happy New Year, Mona!...Christine

  9. Hi Mona

    Just popping by to see what's been going on here. Looks like your yard is ready for a bit of sun:)

    Happy New Year my friend!

  10. Love the ending with the Netflix movie! Perfect!

  11. Awww, ya just make me want to curl up with a blankie with a great movie in front of the fire but baby today I'm cookin' and doin' as much ahead of time as I can for our Christmas celebration Saturday. Better late than never ya know??? Besides, what's Christmas without the whole gang together??? Just sayin'....

    God bless ya sweetie and have an extraordinary day!!!

  12. What a pretty outdoor view you have...even in the rain. I noticed some poor confused Jonquils trying to poke up through the snow this week. Poor dears -- I'm hoping for an early spring too...guess only the groundhog knows for sure. Have a wonderful end to 2010 and start to 2011!

  13. I would gladly change with You! How I long for warm weather and rain instead of cold and snowy like we have :-) :-) :-)

    Have a great day now!

  14. I love rain! We get lots of it some years... in the spring and summer. Other years are dry and then the lawn looks brown and sad, so I vote for RAIN.... just like your turtle.

    Wishing you a happy new year just in case I don't get back over to visit you by then. Hugs!

  15. Your Outdoor Wednesday post really spoke to me, LOVED it. I am hoping some of that rain comes our way soon. Here in N FL. we really need it most especially my ferns.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  16. Mona, I would say that you have already found peace! You have seen more than one life should experience. You have faced life with grace and wonder. You sound like one classy lady. I am sure 2011 will be great for you and you will meet it head on.
    I am going to enjoy reading your past and future posts. I am you newest follower. Happy New Year, Ginger

  17. Mona, thanks for stopping by and leaving me the sweet comments. Your blog is so fun! I love the rain, we have had some here in Texas and all I can think is it's so much better than snow! Love the pictures of your beautiful porch and yard. Have a wonderful New Year, Anita

  18. Wonderful days and a bright New Year to YOU, Sweetpea, and to all you love,


  19. Good Morning my Dear Mona,

    Well girl are you going to burn the town on New years eve ha ha!! Just kidding girl...Hey any day I can wake up in a new year I feel blessed...
    Now I see green stuff there,,,I see only white stuff here want to trade ha ha!!

    May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  20. Sounds like a wonderful day! Rain has washed away all of our snow since yesterday and I miss it already!

  21. Hi Mona
    I just read your profile. I admire your honesty. You are amazing. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner. I also love to curl up in front of the fireplace and watch a movie or read a good book. I'm happy to find a new friend in blogland.

  22. Your garden is so pretty, pretty, pretty. Never mind the snow. You can have some of mine if you like? Actually, ours has gone now, just in time for my trip to Tennessee next week, fingers crossed.
    Happy New Year Mona.
    Blessings, Star

  23. Hello Sweet Mona!
    I think snow is much prettier than rain but it doesn't hurt the beauty of your garden any. I like your idea of staying inside all cozied up with a movie and good eats.

    Thanks for the information on the basket. I love all the ideas that bloggers have given me on what to do with it. I'm glad that you have the same one and I like the way you use yours and appreciate the ideas.

    I hope you have a beautiful New Year.

    hugs and love,

  24. Happy New Year to you and your mate. May this be the best one yet!

  25. We have had a ton of rain here lately too. My garden is getting very soggy, but come will be glorious! Happy New Year!

  26. Very thoughtful...and thought-provoking! I've been reading some many insightful posts about the new year. Certainly many things to think about. Happy New Year to you and yours...may it be blessed!

  27. Your yard looks great! That's what we gave my parent for christmas, a year of netflix. I hope they enjoy it. Have a Happy New Year!

  28. Mona, I spy green in your yard! There is not a spot of green all! It has been nice and warm though.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  29. Hello Mona, Hope your expectation will be fullfilled in 2011 that is just a few hours away. Happy New Year. Thank you for visiting my blog so I can follow you back to your lovely blog.Hugs, Diana.

  30. Hey Girl, I’m having a Birthday Party for Bj at Sweet Nothings today…Come by and wish her a Happy, Happy…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  31. Your yard is still great looking , even though everything is wet !
    Happy New Year !

  32. Enjoy the movie. We have had such a warm up here in the frozen north today of 62 degrees. All of the snow has melted, hurrah! Happy New Year to you both.

  33. and happy (and healthy) new year to you and yours dear Mona.


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