Hello all! Hope you are all staying warm and cozy this weekend! Here in Connecticut, we are still in the midst of some dangerously freezing cold temperatures! And, I cannot tell you how happy I am that I got that oil delivered a few weeks ago - no worries about running out of oil here!
I have been giving some thought to my 2018 goals/resolutions. Once I have a firmer grasp on them, I'll do a post. But, I can say one thing I plan on focusing more on is my writing - here on my blog, my journaling, and my "actual" writing of books/stories/etc. It always falls by the wayside because it doesn't feel "productive" (as in making money) but it makes me happy and keeps me (mostly) sane. LOL Plus with some luck and determination, maybe I actually CAN make some money. Anyway, definitely expect me to be back with much more frequent posts come January!
As I write this, Guppy 1 is off with Ramsey's family to Vermont to spend New Years Eve. She's pretty excited since they will be staying with Ramsey's brother, who just so happens to live right near our "second home" of Stowe. It will be sad to not have her close by for New Year's Eve but I'm happy that she is so happy. She spent way too many years home with us on New Year's Eve so she definitely deserves some fun!
Guppy 2 is upstairs (hopefully) doing some homework since she has a project due on Wednesday. The LAST thing I want to do is jinx it, but, she has been doing great! There was a bit more *drama* with the ex-BF, but she has recovered very well from it. She was so worried she would have nothing to do all break and no one to hang out with but she hasn't stayed home a single full day besides Christmas! LOL While she has kept her old close friends, she has also become fully integrated into a new group - who seem to be pretty good kids. She too has plans for New Years Eve - she will be going to her BFF's house to celebrate/sleep over - as she has done for the past five or so years. I'm happy that this tradition lives on again this year.
As for Papa and me, we will be spending a quiet New Years Eve at home. We are planning on cooking a nice dinner and just catching up on some of our TV shows and reading. Really exciting I know! =)
No one has stepped up to claim Ronnie the ferret yet so it is looking more and more likely that he is "ours". (Still don't know for sure if he is a "he" but G1 really thinks he is so we are going with it for now. LOL) Rum isn't too happy with her new "friend" and Ronnie is now scared of Rum (even though Ronnie is about three times Rum's size!) so we keep them completely separate - even when exercising them. Never a dull moment around here but I LOVE having them both!
Murphy has decided he isn't done wreaking havoc on our 2017. Papa's car overheated on the way home from work last night. He got it as far as the neighboring town, pulled into a restaurant parking lot, and called me. I headed down and followed him home. We had to keep stopping every half mile or so (he was about a total of 3 miles home by the time I met him). But, we made it home safely with (hopefully) no permanent damage to the car. We are fairly sure it is the thermostat, however, being an Audi, it's not as cut and dry as most other cars to replace. Thankfully since the car wasn't new, we bought a two year warranty when we purchased it. Now we just have to figure out where we can take it to be checked out. Fingers crossed it won't be much - if anything - out of our pockets and it's an easy fix. Until then, I will be driving Papa back and forth to work on the days I need my car. Hopefully it can be checked out and fixed sooner than later!
So, that's pretty much what's going on here. Whatever your plans are for this New Year's Eve, I hope you have a wonderful time!
Here's to 2018 be way kinder to all of us than 2017 was!