~ The New Year has begun ~

The decorations have been packed away and the house is tidy.
It's been a dull day and dark inside but for the orange flames dancing in the fireplace.
I snuggled with a book under a faux fur throw, a gift from my son and his wife. Nothing to do and nowhere I need to go. I like days like this.
The night before last, while others were celebrating the coming New Year, we sat talking together after a meal at home. We didn't see the Year in with a 'drink' unless tea counts, in fact my husband didn't see it in at all. He went to bed at 10.30pm.
I watched an ailing Dick Clarke who still manages to look good, despite recent health set backs, and then went to bed about 10 minutes into 2009. Neighborhood noises reminded me that parties were going on, but even then, by one o'clock all was quiet. I lay until almost 4 o'clock, unable to sleep, nothing on my mind.. just not sleepy. Then I thought about the tea and coffee I had consumed during the day...at least 4, maybe 5 cups. My limit is usually two or three, and never after seven o'clock.So last night was an early one as I really was sleepy, and sleep I did. Lots of silly dreams centered around a rabbit. Cute, and gray with white paws and bib, and big floppy ears.
I was sad because no one wanted him, I tried to give him away but each offer met with refusal.Eventually I abandoned him, something I could never do in real life. I watched him wriggle under a fence and jump into a pond and swim away. He reached the other side, climbed out, shook himself and hopped away. I went home and he was there waiting for me. I picked him up and hugged him, and promised I would never leave him again.

This morning I had to see what it meant, and my dream book tells me it means a favourable turn in conditions and I will be more pleased with my gains than before. It also denotes faithfulness in love. Poor bunny how could I have spurned him.
Do you ever wonder what your subconscious mind is trying to tell you?


  1. Hi Sheila,

    Welcome back and Happy New Year! I am still visiting blogs. Just breaking from the blog work :)!

    Glad to see you back and like the new name. I have thought of dong another blog myself!

    Hope you and your husband have a year of favorable conditions!

  2. Oh, I'm so glad to see you back! What a delightful and well written post. You are really a good writer! I hope the new year is good for you and your family.

  3. I am so happy you are back to blogging...I've missed you and think of you a lot!
    Happy New Year, I just know this is the year I meet you and Gill, I just KNOW it!
    I will add you back on my blog list and be here often too!!!
    Welcome back!
    Lots of love and hugs,

  4. It is good, very good to see you back! I think this will be a good year for you also. I'm sure hoping it is!

  5. Dear Sheila,

    How wonderful to see you,

    I feel it in my bones... the rabbit was right... The tide is turning...

    and love, peace and joy are headed your way my dear friend,

    Love to you and Ivo and your beautiful family,

    Happy, Happy New year,


  6. Happy New Year, dear Sheila!!

    Oh my, what a treat to start the new year with, YOU blogging again:-)I'm just so thrilled to see you back!!

    I don't know what it is about going to bed at 10:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve because that's the time I also went to bed and a couple of other people have said that's the time they went to bed as well! lol

    Dreams certainly can be quite confusing and I always enjoy trying to find out what they mean. Here's to the rabbit dream being right:-)

    Wishing you and yours all the very best that 2009 has to offer, dear Sheila! xoxo

  7. logged in to this wonderful suprise - that youre back blogging! what a delight!! I hope that dh is feeling better and that youre both well. I have been thinking of you over xmas and sending you both positive vibes. Wishing you nothing but the very best in 2009 Sheila!!!

  8. Hooray! (i'm doing a happy dance) So glad you are back in blogland Sheila. I have thought of you often and sent good vibes to you and your husband. I hope 2009 is a good year for you and your lovely family. Big hugs from Lynda

  9. Hi Sheila.....So glad you are back, I love the new header and looking forward to your pictures. I think the little rabbit dream will bring only good luck and wonderful blessings to you and your husband. Hugs and blessings from Ohio to you in the cold country. Love u...Sharon K

  10. Welcome back. Lots of friends and family here that love you! Looking forward to more of your words and photographs...I've missed you.

  11. Oh how lovely to see you back in blogland, now I will have to add you to my bloglost again!
    Loved the account of your rabbit dream, I rarely dream these days, or perhaps it is more that I rarely remember my dreams.
    I am making some big changes this year... living by myself, a new grandchild on the way, new plans, new ambitions... 2009 is going to be interesting.
    And I wish you and your husband good health, happiness and love.... all the really important things in life.

  12. Dear Sheila,
    I am so glad to see you blogging again. Funny I was thinking about you because I think your birthday is in January?
    I hope your husband is doing ok.
    I sure have missed you!!

  13. So good to see you back! Sending you love & Joy for the coming year.
    Good health vibes for your DH, & you.
    I too, have very vivid dreams but I never know what they mean. Some haunt me for days.

  14. Hi Sheila!!!!! It is good to see you again...Happy New Year and many riches surround you..!kiss smooch hug!

  15. Sweets...Glad you are back! Happy New Year...hope 2009 brings you EVERYTHING you are praying for! and then some! XXXOOOOO

  16. Sheila - I am so thrilled that you are back blogging again. I missed you. Thanks for commenting on my blog so that I could know you are back.

    That rabbit dream was extremely interesting. I am getting tired of mine - I have the same old ones. One is driving a car careening out of control and I can't reach the pedals. the other two concentrate on school: one is going to a final college exam and not knowing where the class is much less having done any reading/lessons, the other is going back for one last semester after an absence. Now why do I dream these when I was an excellent student who always went to class and got A's and went straight through college to the end. Hmm, that would be interesting to learn.

  17. Oh mother. How could you?
    You know, dreams make us wonder that. We do things we would never do. Maybe it is our way of testing the waters, to see what consequences of our actions will be.
    You would NEVER abandon a bunny. And if you did, perchance, it is entirely likely that he wouldn't accept it and be right there waiting for you with unconditional love. Kind of like children. And parents.

  18. What luck that I cannot sleep! I was reading some of your old comments on my blog, clicked on your name and found you AGAIN!


  19. What an interesting dream! I love the ending.
    Great to see you back Sheila. My blog is very sparse at being posted to, but I`m trying to hang in there :)
    We only get to Courtis once a year, but what fun it would be to stop in.
    May yours and my dreams all come true this year!
    The conscious ones I mean LOL


  20. Oh how I have missed you! It is good to see that you are back...

    I have been meaning to e-mail you. Rob has been my focus. He is back in Nebraska now, and I have time on my hands once again.

    Our New Years Eve was on the quiet side too.

    I do wonder about our dreams and what they might really mean. Interesting book you have!
    I would like the name of it.


  21. Happy New year, Sheila. Thanks for dropping in and letting me know about your new blog - I was flummoxed when I tried your old one!
    Have fun. xx

  22. Happy New Year, Sheila! I'm so happy you're back.

    I wonder about dreams too, and find myself checking my dream book when I wake up. Always very interesting to see what's behind the dream.

    Have a great day!

  23. I'm so glad you're blogging again.

  24. Dear Shelia,
    Happy New Year.
    Happy New Blog.
    I also wonder what in the world all these dreams mean. I think random firing of neurons most od the time. Than I have a dream so vivid I take notice.
    Good outcomes in 2009. I love that.


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