Sunday, January 02, 2011

A New year!



As a New Year Dawns over Mt Rainier and the Seattle skyline, we are still in the throes if a bitter cold weather system. It has not gotten above the freezing mark,and to make matters worse, we have a stagnant air advisory which means that all that wood Bob chooped, split and stcked for me can not be burned! I have to use my electric heat! GRRRRRRR!



Every New Year's Eve we sit in the living room and watch the events on TV. And every year we wonder if this is the year that the Space needle will finally lift off and head for orbit! Alas, it stayed on the ground, and it was an incredible sight to see it all lit up again.

THis year I will have two new additions to my fur babies. and a few losses too. I lost Lint, and Loki to Either old age or anaphalactic Shock. Sadie is still here and getting older and more crippled. She is going on 8 years old, and her hips are starting to really get to her. She can no longer jump on my bed, and can barely make it on the couch. Schroeder is 3 and still the biggest one, and the biggest WUSS!! He still hides under the bed when anyone besides me is in the house. Will's is 9 months old now and a real love of a ginger tabby. He runs the house. Or he DID until last week when I brought GRACIE home. Gracie is my final cat. unless I live a lot longer than she does! She is 8 weeks old, a long haired Black Calico kitten with a really pretty face. I have wanted one like her for several years, and finally she came into my life! She was an orphan at 7 days old, and one of my cast members was fostering her and her siblings. Bottle feeding them every two hours. So she brought her into rehearsal, and I fell in LOVE! Gracie now runs the house! Schroeder stays under the bed and growls at her, Sadie is not too sure about her and Will's just wants to play like a teenaged cat would, but I wont let him. She is waaay too little still. She sleeps right beside me every night, and purrs me to sleep. Such a love!

I hope all of you and yours have a very happy and healthy New Year too! Herman, Welcome back! (((Hugs)) and et nz enjoy your nice summer weather...

10 comments:

Brenda said...

Happy New Year!!!!!

edtNZ said...

TY MaryLou...good to hear of your furbabies. Yes its hot here in NZ but not excessively so. 29C=84F My brother is home from the capital over christmas/new year. Until the electric hedge clippers broke down he was cutting the 7foot high laurel hedge thats on our boundry 3 sides of our 1/4 acre section. Now he is having a rest till the repair shop opens wednesday.

Bobbie said...

Happy New Year, Mary Lou!
We watched the fireworks from the Space Needle on TV too. It must be awesome to be there in person.

I'm liking this sunny, cold weather. It sure beats having rain every day!

Granny Annie said...

Welcome to Gracie. I am sure she will win over the other family members just like she did you:)

Anonymous said...

It's getting that time of year again. You'll be needing to change your header. Let me be the 1st to wish you a Happy Birthday!

JimBob
2011-01-03 04:25

Anji said...

Happy New year.

You have quite a houseful by the sounds of it. Just wait till Gracie gets big enough for mischief.

Joan said...

Happy New Year Mary Lou.

Joan said...

Happy New Year Mary Lou.

Herman said...

Thanks Mary Lou for your kind words, and what a nice story about your pets and how you spent your time on New Years Evening. Let's make something of 2011. :-)

catmomaj said...

FANTASTIC PIX OF THE NEEDLE!!