My Heart is SO Happy

@Juliaacv (53138)
Canada
February 21, 2021 2:34pm CST
As many of you know this lockdown has prevented our family from gathering together. It has prevented many families from gathering. We last gathered in early October, just before Thanksgiving. Today, keeping with the provincial guidelines, we went out to our son's place for a visit. We went this morning, and brought a baked omelette which was reheated and nibbled on as we had coffee and tea. At one point, their dog, Ellie, hopped up on a dining room chair and sat at it like a person at the table. We all laughed so hard at her. Obviously she's done that before, and then they told us that they put her dish on the table on Christmas Day, and she ate there. We had such a fun visit. Our son laughed until he had tears rolling down his face. Even my hubby remarked to me after we got back home again that it was just such a nice visit. My heart is so happy right now. ~Photo is mine of Ellie
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@JimBo452020 (41048)
• Montrose, Scotland
21 Feb
What sort of rules.did you have to follow? Were you allowed to hug and kiss? Did you have to wear masks I see you were allowed indoors How many people are permitted by law to gather? We can't do any of that.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
So, no hugging/kissing, we did not have to wear a mask within their home. We are allowed to have gatherings of no more then 5 people. We were 5, so no breaking the laws. I'm sorry that you still cannot do any of this, I hope that your day comes soon. This is such a difficult time.
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@JimBo452020 (41048)
• Montrose, Scotland
21 Feb
@Juliaacv I stopped caring. Got used to it now. It won't affect us as we don't do family. But for those who do this is horrible.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
@JimBo452020 Our son is a Mumma's boy and he has been missing me terribly.
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@sharon6345 (265946)
• Mt. Vernon, New York
21 Feb
That is all so nice to have with your loved ones.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thanks Sharron, it was such a special time.
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@sharon6345 (265946)
• Mt. Vernon, New York
21 Feb
@Juliaacv you deserve it.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
@sharon6345 You're such a sweetheart.
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@CarolDM (117008)
• Nashville, Tennessee
21 Feb
Ellie makes my day every time I see her. So happy you had a wonderful visit.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thanks, we had alot of fun together. Ellie was the first one to come out to greet us when we arrived. She was so happy.
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@CarolDM (117008)
• Nashville, Tennessee
21 Feb
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@rakski (79719)
• Philippines
21 Feb
I'm very happy for you,!!
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thank you, it was so nice.
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@rakski (79719)
• Philippines
21 Feb
@Juliaacv glad to know that
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@Tampa_girl7 (44465)
• United States
21 Feb
I’m so happy for you I know how much you missed them.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thanks, we were all so happy to spend a couple of hours together.
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@LadyDuck (325902)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
I hoped you would have let us know about your visit. I am so happy you had such a wonderful day.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
22 Feb
Thank you Anna, it was just a really nice visit. Nothing fancy or anything, just alot of laughs and chatting during our time together.
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@LadyDuck (325902)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
@Juliaacv This is exactly what you needed, stay together, chat and be happy.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
22 Feb
@LadyDuck Our daughter-in-law was so happy with the Christmas gifts that we brought to them both. She had the suede moccasins on as soon as she took them out of the box and told me that she'd be reading 1 of the books that we gave to her before she went to bed that night.
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@JudyEv (238614)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
So nice to read what a great time you had together. And just look at dear Ellie - still looking like a mop, or maybe a rug would be a better description.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
23 Feb
I suggested to them that it is rather easy to bathe her, yet they told me that she never completely dries and she would like to go outside. I think that is them not her. You should have seen her hop up on the chair and sit at the table, she made me laugh so hard.
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@JudyEv (238614)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@Juliaacv She would have looked so cute sitting up at the table. Have you seen this? There are a few that are similar.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
24 Feb
@JudyEv That is hilarious, I just sent it to our son. Minus the glasses and the clothing, and of course the hands, Ellie would have fit in just fine.
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@LowRiderX (23514)
• Serbia
22 Feb
@Juliaacv I had no doubt that you would not have a good time, I am glad you had a lot of laughter. Amazing how much things have changed since October so far, I can only imagine how funny it was when Ellie climbed into a chair
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
22 Feb
Ellie is a humog, 49% human and 51% dog. And she was so agile and graceful about hopping up into the chair. Today their area goes into the red zone so no gatherings from members of other households.
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@LowRiderX (23514)
• Serbia
22 Feb
@Juliaacv Ahaha so she behaves like a half-man. Oh was it introduced today or did you know a few days ago that their area goes into red zone?
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
22 Feb
@LowRiderX She is such a silly dog. They cannot say the word 'hike' or 'walk' or she's at the door waiting for you to take her out. Now they tell us that they cannot even spell it, she knows. Today their area goes from orange status to red status. The outbreak is contained to a jail in their county as well as a hospital, but they are still cases within their community. They do not have a very large population in that area, it is a lake community-so nice and peaceful.
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@kaylachan (13352)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Feb
I'm glad to hear that you've had a good visit. It sounds like you had a good time.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thank you, we all feel so happy after this visit.
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@kaylachan (13352)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Feb
I can imagine you would. I'm happy for you, too. @Juliaacv
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@prinzcy (18094)
• Malaysia
22 Feb
That's very good to hear. Must be nice to be able to meet like that.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
22 Feb
We were very thankful that we were able to gather together, its just been so long, and today their county enters into the red zone, so no visits now.
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@snowy22315 (108007)
• United States
22 Feb
So glad you were able to get together...mine said Hi on the phone.... When is this Covid saga ever gonna end?
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
22 Feb
We were all so pleasantly happy yesterday. This week when they go to Costco (we do not have a membership) they will pick something up for us and drop it off, but we will need to go out to get it from them.
@1creekgirl (24161)
• United States
22 Feb
I'm so happy for you! You all really needed that.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
22 Feb
Thank you, we were only there for a couple of hours but we all felt so happy afterwards.
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@NJChicaa (95380)
• United States
21 Feb
That is wonderful!
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thanks, it was alot of fun.
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• United States
21 Feb
I'm so happy you were able to have such a nice visit today. I can imagine how happy your heart is and I bet you're smiling from ear to ear. Awww I missed seeing pictures of Ellie. Bet she was over the moon seeing you today.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thank you, we are all feeling so happy and satisfied. And Ellie is such a little ham, we had a few laughs over her antics today. She came out to greet us when we pulled up. The have a fenced in yard complete with a gate, so she was one 1 side of the gate and we on the other until her Daddy came to let us in. I was too afraid to open the gate for fear of her jumping past me. She has really settled down since we last saw her. I do not know if its the size and layout of this home or if its her age. It was nice to see that she stopped running in the house.
@thelme55 (63789)
• Germany
21 Feb
I am happy for you that you have a great time family bonding.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thank you, we are all happy now, smiles all of the way around which will warm our hearts for days and weeks to come.
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@jaboUK (63545)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb
And I am happy for you too, I'm so pleased it went so well.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Thank you, we all feel happy now, even sweet Ellie.
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@marlina (118606)
• Canada
21 Feb
So happy that your heart is so happy, you all needed that!
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
Yes thank you, so badly needed.
@macayada (1241)
• Philippines
21 Feb
Sharing fun and laughters with loved ones is wonderful. One happy family is a good picture to be captured.
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@Juliaacv (53138)
• Canada
21 Feb
We gained alot of endorphins with the laughter that we shared today.