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Wishes to you for a bountiful and happy 2013 !
The holidays are over. YAY!
I had as nice a holiday season as possible
with the craziness in the shopper world all around me, but...
I was never happier for 4:00P.M. on a Dec. 23rd.
Randy cooked up to surprise me for my Christmas...
not Christmas with the kids,
but almost as good.
We loaded up the red sleigh and packed the toys
Grandpa Fuzzy had made for our northern grand kids
into the back bed.
It was a very brief trip.
The reason being that finishing the gifts had taken longer than planned...
and it was too late to ship.
No child shall have Christmas without a gift from Grandpa and Grandma Fuzzy!
After the drive,
we exchanged gifts with the D. P. H.'s lot,
hugged and kissed... and said good-byes.
The visit lasted only a couple of hours.
In the morning we started out early
with an even briefer stop
to exchange gifts with Bear.
(Who is expecting a new baby bear!)
The next day we had diner at our local family gathering.
Before I knew it,
we were home and I was going back to work.
The holiday had flown past.
New Years Eve found us each snoring on our sofa
when the ball dropped.
I woke up when Roxy began to freak out over
I covered the man up and left him behind.
I knew that Roxy would not be able to deal with the explosions.
I hustled her off to the bedroom
where I thought she would feel safe.
She barricaded herself under the bed.
Allow me to point out that there is NO
"under the bed".
There are drawers in a big base.
But there is a gap of about nine inches between the base and the wall,
covered by the mattress platform.
She did feel safe in there.
Of course we had to move the entire bed to get her out
in the morning.
The start of 2013 looked an awful lot like 2012.
But then the sun came out!
Glorious blue skies and rays that warmed the air and skin.
It felt like a promise for a wonderful new year.
I will take that optimistic point of view and run with it.
I am making no resolutions this year.
I am simply going to enjoy as much of it as possible.