Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays















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 What a unique year to celebrate. I have had a lot of fun most of the year, but have started working at the state hospital in Glenwood, near Omaha. I am working with mentally challenged individuals, which offers a wide spectrum of personalities. Bumpy Rhodes is holding down my house in Ottumwa, I can’t have pets in my new apartment, so she has even more added responsibilities.

Many of you who read my blog know that I worked hard all summer catching lots of very large fish and camping through the summer. It is hard to get up and not go out to enjoy nature as freely as I have done for the last three years.  I still am writing a lot and stay busy around the new town finding lots of hidden beauty. It is fun to have some closeness to some culture, having a large town twenty minutes away. My new town is only a few thousand, so a very different place to be part of in the lovely Loess Hills.

I am taking my time, but hope to have a new house soon. Moving is not very fun, and I have bought a lot of new things to make my life comfortable here. I hope you are having a good year and celebrate with all you know and love.

Steve   oxoxoxox


22 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you... Always enjoy your pics and these are no exception. Yes, moving is not fun, but good luck. I sure hope I don't have to ever move again. Knocking on wood... :)

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  2. Wishing you a very merry Holiday Season. I enjoy your pics and stories very much. Hope you find the right house for you soon. Moving is not fun, but it gives you the opportunity to part with things you really have not used in a long while.

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  3. Enjoy your new endeavors. The perfect house is out there and I think the exploring would be fun. I love that twig house. It is so interesting. Thanks for sharing the wonders.

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  4. I see snow in your pics!! We don't have a flake on the ground here. Love your photos. I'm sorry you can't have your little doggie with you. Merry Christmas and I wish you the best in finding a new home.

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  5. Same to you Steve. Love the heron sculpture and the tiled fountain and the Chihuley sculpture also. I've seen many of his like this but I believe I like this one the best.

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  6. Thank you very much for your midwestern wisdom this year!

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  7. Such varied and unique photos. Good luck "house hunting"--hope you find something you like. Have a Merry Christmas. Mickie :)

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  8. I hope you find the right house soon so that you and Lily can be together again...and the cats. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  9. Merry Christmas to you. Hope you are able to settle in your new place. Nice look back on some great photos

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  10. I hope you and Lily can find a new home soon. Take care!

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  11. It looks like you've found an art museum. Love the colorful sculpture. Merry Christmas, Steve.

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  12. Merry Christmas to a Dear Dear person!! You have been such a special friend Steve! Love the photos!
    Enjoy the night before Christmas!!
    hughugs

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  13. Moving to a new place is never easy, I know. You already know you live in a very beautiful area of the country though. I hope you find a house soon so you can have your pets. I know how important pets are. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  14. Hi Steve, Looks like a very rewarding job.. I'll bet you are very good working with those neat people. They always appreciate anything people can do for them.. God Bless You for doing this.

    Good Luck with the move... I know you miss your pooch...

    Merry Christmas and good luck in 2012.
    Betsy

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  15. Hope you have a blessed Christmas, Steve, and that you get used to all the changes. God bless.

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  16. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas, Steve.

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  17. Merry Christmas to you!

    Love these photos. I'm intrigued by the little house made out of twigs.

    We have a Chihuley in the lobby of our Symphany Hall here in Salt Lake City. It's very much like this one, but in shades of orange.

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  18. Our best wishes to you, Steve, for a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing your writings, photos and comments with us. We admire your talents and sharing with others and wish you well in the house hunt in 2012. Happy New Year from your VA friends.

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  19. I would hate to have to move with all the junk I have in my house.
    Merry Christmas to you and all the best for the coming New Year

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  20. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! I miss our photo challenge but thought I'd visit everyone's blog. Love your photos and thank you for sharing it throughout the year.

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