Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to All

From the Boring Beige Rental with the fantastic view of the Rocky Mountains ...


P.S. Bullwinkle sends greetings, too.


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  1. And a very Merry Christmas to you too

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  2. That's a pretty spectacular view! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    P.S. No, I wasn't up at 3:30 a.m. -- I was fast asleep then. I autoset my posts to that ungodly hour, LOL!

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    1. That's the one thing I'll really miss when we're no longer renting - the ever-changing view of those beautiful mountains!

      Oh, too bad, Debra - I thought I'd run across a fellow insomniac for a minute there! ;o)

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  3. A happy Christmas to you and your family, beautiful view.

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    1. Thanks, Alastair! Did you guys have plum pudding this year? ;o)

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  4. LOVE the view! Say Hi to Bullwinkle and Rocky for me!! And have a Fabulous New Year!!!!

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    1. It is pretty fantastic isn't it, Lucretia? Some mornings the mountains are almost red when the sun comes up.

      I have not yet met Rocky the Flying Squirrel, but I imagine I will! A fabulous New Year to you, as well! :o)

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  5. Merry Christmas to you too! What a pretty view. I like that little bit of pink in the sky. Be careful around Bullwinkle! Moose have always made me nervous for some reason... Great action shot anyway. Have a happy 2014! :)

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    1. Thanks, Justine! I went back and read the poem - I liked it. And, as some suggested, it would be nice framed.

      I made the spouse stop the truck so I could get the pictures, but honestly I think that moose was more scared of me than I was of him. It was still hunting season, after all. Sadly, his (or her) companion was sighted in the ditch about a week later. I'm going to have to toughen up so I don't cry every time I see a dead animal in the ditch. :o(

      A wonderful 2014 to you as well, Justine! :o)

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    1. Thanks, Lynoire! Today is a day of relaxing after all the cooking yesterday! LOL

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  7. Oh wow! That's some view!
    A very merry Christmas from my home to yours :)

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    1. Isn't it, Winter Moon? Almost makes me wish we had a view of the mountains from our new place, but apparently if you can see the mountains you will get the wind. And judging from how much it blows here at the rental and how little wind we get at the new place, that's a very true piece of folklore!

      Hope your holiday was wonderful! I like Boxing Day - it's a relaxing day with lots of leftover goodies and no cooking required. ;o)

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  8. Merry merry Christmas and Happy new year to you too, dear Insomniac! :) Be happy!

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    1. I am happy - and I hope you are too, dear Hindustanka! :o)

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  9. Gorgeous view! And Bullwinkle is adorable! :D

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    1. I know - it's awesome. And I can't believe how different those mountains have looked every single day we've been here.

      We met our new neighbours on Christmas Eve Day - they had a Hot Chocolate and Skating Party on the creek that runs behind our houses. Apparently, Bullwinkle has a little path right through both of our properties - I'm stoked! I knew there'd be mooses! Ooooh, and we have a fox den on our land, too! :D

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  10. fabulous view indeed! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year too x x x

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! It was a wonderful Christmas - despite having a stove I wasn't used to, the turkey still turned out good. Which was awesome. ;o)

      A very Happy New Year to you and yours! :o)

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  11. "The Boring Beige Rental", your a hoot Lyn. Merry Christmas chicka and all the best in 2014.

    Ali

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    1. Well, it is boring ... I'm craving dark wallpaper and lots of patterns. Plus beige carpeting is really hard to keep clean, dammit! :O

      All the best to you and your family, Ali - here's to new houses for both of us in 2014! :D

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  12. God Jul och Gott Nytt År!
    That view is stunning. I so miss the snow this year. The constant rain and storms almost obliterated the Christmas feeling.
    Looking forward to more pictures of your new home soon!

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    1. I can't believe you guys haven't gotten snow yet! I feel your pain - I always hate it when we get a brown Christmas. Snow is a necessity for the proper Christmas spirit!

      The windows will be shipped up from the States on January 2nd - I think once they're installed and the shingles are on, it will be worthy of a new blog post. ;o)

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  13. What an amazing view! I hope that will overcome the inconvenience with the beige ;)
    Merry christmas from a weird warm sweden without a single snowflake (bohoo :( )

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    1. I may whine about the beige, but I'm truly grateful we even found a place to rent, linnea-maria! Since the flooding in Calgary last summer, it's been almost impossible to find rentals. Besides, I brought a bit of taxidermy to keep us company, and a few projects to keep me busy. Spring will be here before you know it, and then I'll be whining because I can't see the mountains anymore! LOL

      No snow - that sucks! I'm crying with you!! :D

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  14. What beautiful photos! Seasons Greeting and best wishes to you as well!

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    1. Thanks, Nightwind!

      I hope you had a nice Christmas, too! I'm just finishing up my last project - a pair of mukluks that didn't quite make it under the Christmas Urn in time - so I'll be ready to get going on your project as soon as all the components arrive in the mail! :o)

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  15. A moose! Wheee!
    All the best in the New Year---and good luck with finishing up the Little Gothic Cottage :)

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    1. Wheee is right - I was ecstatic! I almost caused the spouse to drive off the road with my squealing! ;o)

      All the best to you next year too, Tilda! :o)

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  16. Okay... so I'm here for my Cookies! *winks* Thanks for coming by for a blog visit... loving that view, even if it is from a boring beige rental! *LOL*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Which kind would you like, Dawn? This year it was snowflake sugar cookies, shortbread, cardamom cookies, rugelach, cinnamon sugar crescents (we call 'em moon cookies), ginger pennies and chocolate caramel chews. I'm at the point if I eat one more cookie or drink one more glass of eggnog, I might explode. Totally worth it, though. ;o)

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  17. Both pictures are postcard-worthy! I am curious: In the top photo, just off center to the right [below the mountain range] is a plume of smoke or mist in a tepee shape - what is this?

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    1. Thank you! I think the smoke is from a gas plant ... sometimes I can see the flare as they burn off the excess gas (or whatever it is they're doing)! :o)

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  18. beautiful photos! all the best to you and yours this coming year! =)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! Here's to health and happiness in 2014! :o)

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  19. Aaw, what a fluffy moose. :)
    Hope you had a great Christmas! <3 ...with plenty of snow! ;D

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    1. He/she does have a very shiny and healthy looking coat, doesn't he/she? :D

      It was a lovely Christmas, Sandra! ♥ Lots of snow. I shouldn't say that - don't want to make you feel bad!. ;o)

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  20. Lovely sights both. Happy 2014 and happy home beige or embellished.

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    1. Thanks, tess! Beige or not, I'm very happy to have a roof over my head in this weather, and not be living in a trailer. ;o)

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  21. Happy new year Insomniac's Attic.. what gorgeous photos.

    I've written about my sleep problems in my last post - will you please read? I make notes at 2 or 3 in the morning because I can't sleep - and so started my blog.

    Warm wishes, Kat xx www.katfoxley.com

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Kat - it's nice to meet a fellow insomniac!!

      I will go check out your blog right now, since I'm having a little trouble sleeping myself at the moment. ;o)

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  22. Happy New Year!!! (even though I'm terribly late) These pictures are divine <3

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    1. Thank you, Ellone! And I think it's perfectly acceptable to say Happy New Year all the way 'til the end of January! :o)

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  23. Happy new years to you! These pictures remind me of my own background; I was born in Vancouver but haven´t been there for years and years. Your pictures are so beautiful, I almost get shivers when I imagine myself being there. Love from Sara in Sweden <3

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    1. Right back at ya, Sara! ♥

      Ohmigosh, you were born in Vancouver? What a small world! However did you end up in Sweden, and not that I wouldn't trade places with you in a heartbeat! Although it's been over thirty years since I was in Sweden, I do remember it being an absolutely beautiful place. We'd really like to come visit there again. :o)

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