Happy New Year dear friends.  Thank you for being there (here) when I needed you and I hope I have been a help to you as well.  That is a wonderful thing, to love one another and do good when and if we can.  xoxoxo I hope the new year is gentle with us– and while I am grateful to be alive and prospering (well, you know..as much as any of us can nowadays) I could stand a little less pain and hurt as could many of us.  I mean physical pain as in when I hurt myself so badly and  heartache type of pain as in when my little four-footed angel flew away.

Hope you had a good Christmas.  Mine was totally filled with lots of family and now, I am alone again. The oldest will be here tomorrow though and he’ll be cooked for.  :-)))