Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -- Carl Sandburg
There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Miss Dirona is ready to party hardy the best way she knows how - chasing her very favorite ball!  

A new year is upon us! I can't believe 2012 is done already. Here comes 2013. Good thing I don't suffer from Triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13. I've embraced the opposite of superstition and have long claimed the number 13 as a lucky number just to defy the superstitions.  I also like black cats and walk under ladders all the time. Ha!  And I've never had a bit of bad luck from any of them.

So bring on 2013!

I'm trying to get my house fixed up so I can sell it.  It seems like an endless task but I keep plugging away on it.  My sister and brother-in-law talked me into going on another tropical jaunt with them at the end of January.  This time to St. Thomas.  And they prodded me to get my passport renewed.  So that is finally sent off to the State Dept.  My old one was more than 20 years expired and in my now defunct married name.  I thought it would be a big deal with showing all my paperwork but all I needed was the old passport and my birth certificate.  Apparently, they just start over under those circumstances.  At least I hope that is right.  If I'm lucky, I'll get it before we take off.  St Thomas is a US territory so all I need is proof of citizenship and my drivers license should be ok.

My dog knows what the word ball means.  I ask her to get her ball and she runs to it and brings it (not a stick or other toy), no matter how far away it is.  Smart puppy.  She is now 2 3/4 years old and just gets better as she edges towards maturity.  My two old cats are still plugging along despite their chronic renal failure.  I feed them a special raw turkey diet and it has reversed the renal numbers back into just normal.  Instead of bracing myself for their eventual demise, I now expect them to be around for a long time to come.  We are coming up on 3 years with the diet.  

So here's to another year and wishing all that it will be a good one!

♨ ♪ e d e f d ♪ ♨
♨ ♪ e d e f d ♪ ♨


  1. What is this, a test? edefd?

    YOU have to be talked into going to St. Thomas???

    Mary? are you feeling ok.? I mean seriously ... Hawaii and now St. Thomas ... oh, man

    I'm not superstitious either... love cats ... My 17 year old had cystitis ... I had her on a Vet instructed diet... forget what it was ...

    haaaaa... smart puppy dog... that's cute.

    Well? Happy New Year to you ... I'm not going to hurt m'head with that ♨ ♪ e d e f d ♪ ♨

  2. Hmmmm ... Those are supposed to be snowflakes. Look like snowflakes on my 'puter. Don't know what went wrong ...

    They didn't have to twist my arm too much - it's this d*mn house - that's my anchor around my neck. Time away is time I'm not working on it to get rid of it.

  3. Hahaaa.... well, good ... I thought you were using code...

    bummer on the house... I know the feeling. encumbered... hate it ... well? 2013 will sell it... 2013 has a nice ring to it... I think so


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