I am not a believer in making New Year’s resolutions, so the closest I
will come is to promise my grandmother to try and make a good effort to
do my column each week. My Nana is a very special person. She is the type
of person that is always thinking of others. So I want to wish her a happy
New Year and tell her how much I love her!
I hope Christmas was enjoyable for everyone and that the New
Year brings you health and happiness.
Sparky had quite a stocking full of goodies. He wasn’t too impressed
with the expensive can of cat food or the package of cat treats because he
gets those things on a regular basis. He looked at me like I had given him
a sack of coal. I opened his new catnip mouse and he didn’t show much
interest in that.
Then his Aunt Margie gave him a homemade catnip toy and he has
not stopped playing with it for the entire week. She just took some
Christmas material and stuffed it with catnip and sewed it shut. All the cats in the
family got one.
Next week Sparky and I are getting a new bed, so I have a feeling
he won’t want to get out of bed for a week. Lately, he has been spending
a lot of time sitting in front of my full-length mirror looking at himself.
I wonder, is he so worried about getting older he has to keep assuring
himself he is still handsome?
“Each day contains the priceless gift of blessings, falling on us like
the sun’s brilliant rays.”
It happened this week: Americans learned that “a horse is a horse”
except when the horse is the famous Mr. Ed. This popular show about a
talking-horse first appeared on TV in 1961.
George Burns and Gracie Allen were married in 1926 by a justice
of the peace. She always wore the $20 ring he gave her, even when
they started making more money.
Corny joke of the week: What are three keys you can’t use to open
a door? A donkey, a monkey and a turkey.
If you have a votive candleholder that has wax stuck on the
bottom, place the holder in the freezer for 15 minutes and out pops the wax.
Brian and I now have our weekends taken up with basketball
games. First Brandon played baseball, then football and now basketball. I
really enjoy basketball the most. The three of us like to get into a rousing
game of basketball at home, and I find myself getting better at making
baskets. Of course, as soon as I get too cocky and say, “Let a woman show you
how to shoot baskets,” I miss my shot.
One thing that seems to come with a New Year is the reminder that
time goes by fast and we need to remember the important things in life. We
all need to take time to let friends and family know the things we love
and appreciate about them, and to be thankful for some of the more
simple things about life. It seems anymore that people just are on the go all
the time and don’t really take time to relax. I’ve always been a homebody
and enjoy being at home relaxing and reading or embroidering. I have found
with Brandon that he is happiest when the three of us are home, relaxing
and playing board games or basketball, etc.
Happy New Year, and I hope we all find time to do the things that
are most important in life.
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