Friday, January 08, 2010

Coldest Friday in January Since 1963..

Slept very well last night after Richie and I had talked about how we were feeling about the recent events.

How shocked we both were when Richie discovered that there was an injury to my bottom,

We were both gutted and both were trying to keep calm at all costs..

My version of calm is to want to be in control of everything and my requests can sound like commands.

Glad we talked last night even if it was ridiculously late last night it was 3.30 am nearly 4 am when we noticed the time.

We were both sleeping pretty quick after the light was turned off, probably because we were both happy we had talked.

It certainly took any stress I was experiencing away also for Richie and left me with nothing to worry me, that I needed to think about.

I was recently given two blog awards by Kris @ Behold The Metatron

I would like to pass these both on to the following blogs:

Friko @ Friko’s Musings

Tessa @ Aerial Armadillo

Ania @ aniaArt

Ana @ Hella Heaven

Rhapsody @ Rhapsody Phoenix

I also have The Irresistible Blog Award and The Gold Star Award.

And I found the Gold Paw Award.

I would like to pass the Gold Paw Award on to:

Stephany @ Serendipity Dog

Cat & Dogs
The SpindleShay @ Tenous At Best.

Ana @ Hella Heaven

Ruby & Sally
Cranky @ Musings Of A Cranky Caregiver

Cats & Dogs
JC @ Lilac and Cats

Kelli @ Gumbo

MaryAnn @ Azoyizes' blog

Jazzy, Mojo and Hover Dam
Kat of Many Colours @ Kat Of Many Colours

Kit Kat & Barnaby
Amelia @ Tales of Life With Multiple Sclerosis

Zoomdoggies @ Howling at the Moon

Sherry @ Word Salads

Annie & Catfish
Jan @ Bifurcate in the Road

Lucy @ What Life Is About

Rei @ Xenomorph Angel

I would like to pass The Gold Star Award on to the following:

Donna @ Arranging Shoes

Chessie @ Chessie’s Tales, Motorcycles and Rides.

Cathy @ Dare To Think

Erika @ Each Day Is A Blessing

Gerry @ Daughter of the Shadow Men

And the Irresistible Blog Award to:

Robert @ Barefoot Navigator

Kris @ Behold The Metatron

Sarah Lulu @ Normal is a cycle on a washing machine.

Charisa @ Charisa Wernick

Marit @ Marit Chrislock Lauterbach

Jen @ Haute Whimsy


I have very much enjoyed passing on these awards and staying warm on this extremely cold day.


Kelli said...

Oh my, I am so sorry to hear about the skin breakdown.
I am happy to accept this award on behalf of Maggie. Thanks so much. She is my girl, so much company and comfort.
Love to you,

Stephany said...

thanks Herrad! Koda says WOOF!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you two talked it out, even if it went into the wee hours of the morning! I'm logging off early tonight, have a wonderful evening Herrad!!!

Nancy said...

Congrats on the awards, Herrad. I'm just catching up on the last couple of posts, and I'm so glad your wound was not worse. It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with a wonderful man. Hoping you are back in your wheelchair soon.

JC said...

I'm glad you are a bit better today. Hope you have a fun weekend. Thanks for the award ... love it ^,,^

Gareth said...

hey folks popping By to say a BIG HELLO from a very Wintery Wales just caught up on ya blog so a bit sad to hear about the wound but glad ya got such wonderfull attention from Ton and Ludvine. Also sorry to hear about Spikey being ill. SO LOTS OF WARM GENTAL HUGS TO YOU ALL FROM WALES GXXX

Webster said...

Herrad, I am very happy that you and Richie took the time to talk things over. Recent events probably shocked the both of you; I'm so glad that it turned out to be something minor. Still, how important for you two to talk about how it affected each of you.

Record cold temps, eh? Makes me chilled just to think about it. Are the canals freezing up? How are the doggies managing, especially Spike?

Ana said...

I'm sure you will get better of the skin problem.
Thank you very very much for the awards and congratulations!
You deserve them!

Erika C. said...

Thank you so much for the award, Herrad. I hope you heal soon and I will send prayers your way. It is great to hear from you again.

Keep warm,


zoomdoggies said...

I'm glad the scare with your wound reopening didn't turn out to be a major setback. Do take care. On behalf of Bareit and Ernie, thanks for the award! We are honored to be in such good company.

Sarah Lulu said...

Thanks so much Herrad!

AND congratulations on your many awards!!!!!!

Stay warm over there. xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Herrad,
thank you so very much. Hope that both of you are fine. Over here, outside, it is still warmer than inside of a fridge.
Stefan enjoys learning words and counts already until ten - half of the numbers in Greek and the other half in German. Helps after a long day, being forced to smile.
Back in 1963 I was still minus eleven - can't believe where time has gone. As soon as possible I'll check out the other sites you write. Please have you all a wonderful Sunday.

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings Herrad:

Thank you so much for the awards, and this time I was able to find it...ooooh yeah for me, i guess that means this year will be a good year for finding all things positive.

Have a blessed weekend and thanks again. My regards to your wonderful and patient husband that takes such good care of you.

Herrad said...

Hi Kelli,
Thanks for your concerned comment the skin breakdown. glad you like the Golden Paw Award for Maggie.
She looks like a lovely fun companion for you.

Hi Stephany,
Glad you like the Golden Paw Award too, I bet Koda is in his element now with all the snow and cold weather.
Finally he must be thinking after that dreadful summer some decent weather.

Hi Rain,
It was really good that we talked at such length, it certainly was good for us as we were both very relaxed the next day.

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for your sweet comment, you are right Richie is a wonderful man.
He is always looking out for me.

Hi JC,
Nice to see your comment, glad you like the Golden Paw Award, it will look good no your blog log

Hi Gareth,
Lovely to see your comment, hope you are both snuggly warm and your folks too.
Ton and Ludwine are very good people, glad they are the ones supporting us.

Hi Webster,
You are right it was good we talked, we did really need it and it relaxed us so well afterwards that we both slept so well.
It is bitterly cold here with a northeasterly wind from Siberia and ice and snow.

Luckily Spike has his new coat to keep him warm so it helps cut down the discomfort for him outside.

Hi Ana,
I expect the skin to heal reasonably quickly
Glad you like the awards.
Meant to give you a Golden Paws for your lovely cat, so please pick up a Golden Paws and I will update the post now.

Hi Erika,
Good to see your comment, glad you like the award, hope you a re well and keeping warm.

Hi Zoomdoggies,
Thanks for your concern, glad you like the Golden Paw Award for your lovely dogs.

Hi Sarah Lulu,
Lovely to see your comment, glad you like the award.
Hope you are enjoying your summer, h ave a good time.

Hi Robert,
Good to see your comment, 1963 is a long way away now, I was in Eschweiler at a nun's boarding school Liebfrauen Schule.
They had the windows open all winter in the dormitories and we had to break the ice in our water jugs every morning during the freeze.
Have a good Sunday too.

Hi Rhapsody,
Lovely to see your comment, I will tell Richie how you praise him, its good for him to get such positive feedback.

Thanks everyone fro coming be by, it is lovely to see your comments, they really boost me no end.
Keep warm.

Quilt Architect said...

Why did the nun's have the windows open during the winter?

Have you read about solar minimums that we are experiencing right now...and which is contributing to the climate getting colder.

Love looking at all your pictures. I found your blog through Erika over at Every Day is a Present...because of the Gold Blog award. I look forward to looking at the other blog awards that you have given.

Love the pictures of where you live.

Ana said...

Yippee! Yippee!
I didn't see the "Paw Award";
Nell is a dog and she is very happy!
Arf, arf, arf... wooooooooffffflllll!
Say hi to Spike!

Thank you Herrad!


Herrad said...

Hi Quilt Architect,
Thanks for coming by, nice to meet you, it is always good to meet someone new.
Thanks for the link, I will have a look later.
Glad you like the pictures of Amsterdam.

Hi Ana,
Glad you and Nell like the Gold Paw Award.

Thanks both of you for coming by.
Have a good start to the week.


Catfish said...

Thank you very much Herrad!

We are working on humom to get it on our page

Annie said...

Yeah we got an award!! Thank you Herrad.

I had to have help typing this cause I am all paws LOL

Herrad said...

Hi Catfish, Hi Annie
Glad you like the award.