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Hello January! Let's hit the ground running!

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“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
~ Dale Carnegie



Hello and Happy January!

Our sixty-year-old heater died the first week of January. It wasn't the end of the world, just what my mom calls "one of those little bumps in the road". Here in Southern California it never freezes, though in the two weeks before we could get it replaced it was down in the thirties at night. (That's 3.3 for you Celsius people) Chilly! We made the best of it with sweaters, hot soup and lots of cats on the bed. Now we have a new one and are warm as toast.

I realize this would be shorts and flip flop weather for everyone digging their cars out on the East Coast. So I'm sending warm thoughts your way... and some coloring pages of cats.

Wishing you all good things,


"O terque quaterque beatum”
We are three or four times blessed.





“You can't own a cat. The best you can do is be partners." ~ Sir Harry Swanson


Coloring Kitties

What's your favorite color? Here are some coloring pages for you to enjoy.

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There are no ordinary cats. - Colette




It also rained for the first time in three years, befuddling and bepuddling us all.

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell



"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.

I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.

And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. ~ Neil Gaiman



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