A case of auld lang syne

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I do know we are into the second quarter of the “new” year, but since it is one of my favorite holidays…and since it was especially poignant for me this year, I just want to wish you all a happy new year even if I am a little late!

Many of you know I have had problems with everything internet. The first incident was in October of 2013. Things happened off and on and then October 2014 came around. Where does the time go? Troubles were worse than ever, zapping my energy.

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The cats were talking. The humans were talking. Who is that woman, so angry and depressed? Are we ever going to see our real mom again?

What happened to my life? I have gone through times when things got tough, but I aways knew I would get a sign and I would know what to do and everything would be fine. I needed to get a grip.

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I finally started crawling into bed very early so I could shed the tears I wanted to keep to myself.

Sweet little Alice started popping up on the bed and giving me kitty kisses and watching over me. My thinking became more organized and purposeful.  My resolve to keep blogging and doing what I love was slowly coming back.

AlicewatchestheClockAnd then it happened. Sometime lodged between New Year’s Eve, 2014, and the beginning of the New Year, 2015, the big crash took place. I was prepared and calm. Battle over. New Beginnings.

I am still learning my way around the new system, but I have wonderful support.

“For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely you’ll buy your pint cup and surely I’ll buy mine! And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.”   Robert Burns

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Well, this is pretty embarrassing, but one thing led to another and we were unable to post our Secret Santa at the proper time. For one reason and another, no presents were bought, no guests were invited, and merriment was pretty much absent…until I remembered the small box we received several weeks before Christmas….

Thank you Willie Snapp, William, and Amanda for making our holiday bright!

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Thanks also to Sweetperfections, Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula for organizing the Secret Santa event.