It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Not A Creature Was Stirring, Not Even A Mouse

If any mouse ever came into my house it would be so sorry .. not that anyone here has a Problem with Mice but the other inhabitants would think it was a fun present I gave to them .. to play with before killing ... 
So this Christmas is going to be , yet another, unique Holiday for me.
I thought that losing my husband and how the world and everything in it changed, shifted just that little bit, was settled, the cats and I have our expectations .. our new reality.
This year I thought just not being in NY where I still call Home, would be the Big Change for this Christmas, this year .. but no ...
I am and will be, alone for Christmas. For the first time. Ever.
I have the cats, I have friends online but here , today, the cats and I are alone.
If not for the mix of cats and very large dogs, I would have driven to the Gulf Coast and stayed with a friend from NY and her babies. That is the way Christmas should be spent .. with children and loved ones.
I will celebrate anyway- my cats and I are going to enjoy the holiday because most likely, this will be the last Florida Christmas for me.

How does New York sound ?
Argentina ?

Christmas dreams .... it is all a year away, who knows what will happen in the meantime.
From my house to yours ... 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

 Merlin, Minette, and Honey and Me 


  1. A very happy Christmas to you and your cats.

    I hope you bought something nice to spoil yourself - you deserve it.

    I look forward to reading about your next big adventure in the coming year.

  2. Thank you !! I have not bought myself anything yet, I was thinking of seeing if airfares go down after the holidays :)

  3. Yes, a big fat trip should be your gift to yourself.
    Merry Christmas to you and your roommates.

  4. Marty, I am deciding between cold NY weather or warm BA weather .. it is fun to dream ...

  5. Merry Christmas Eve Dear One
    My little kitty was unusually frisky this morning.
    Our little babies know it's Christmas Eve.
    Did your mother ever tell you that at midnight on Christmas Eve the animal speak in human talk ? When I was a child I used to try to stay up so late so I could hear my critters talking human talk , never heard them because I always fall asleep early :)

  6. That is so sweet Wu!
    Merry Christmas 🎄

  7. Just as long as you have your kitties, you are surrounded with love and companionship.
    You deserve a special holiday wherever your heart takes you, I hope you make it happen.
    I wish you and your kitties a wonderful and loved Christmas.

  8. Thank you Jo, that is true and today I am appreciating it so much. I have my cats, all is well.
    I hope your Christmas is / was just the way you wished it to be ..


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