Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year to everyone!  I like the sound of 2012.  It has a nice ring to it.  Today, as it happens, is my birthday as well as the second day of the new year, so I get to start off clean and new on all fronts.  Ferdy had a bath yesterday, so he's starting out the year clean and new as well. We generally bathe him once a week.  We were advised to do it once a month, but he enjoys bath day so very much that we decided to make it a more frequent event.  He's more relaxed on bath day than at any other time, lets his quills down, and makes happy little snuffly noises.

I don't do New Year's resolutions, as such.  There's a general intention to be better and do better than the previous year, but I find specific resolutions (aside from the "made to be broken" aspect) to be more muddlesome than anything else.  I certainly ended 2011 in a different (and hopefully better) place than I began it, and isn't that what ought to happen?

Still expect the "controversial" post on the health care system one day soon, but not today. As it is my birthday, and I spent the morning in dutiful industry organizing my fabric stash, and the early afternoon getting Aaron's oil changed and promoting Ashford, I intend to retreat downstairs, make myself a cappuccino, and curl up with a book until Aaron gets home, at which point we shall go down to Sporty's to celebrate.  Hurrah!


  1. Happy Belated Birthday Mel. I enjoyed "Ashford" and look forward to your next book.