A very busy week as co-workers were on vacation, and we are cramming 5 days of work into 4. Outside, the cold has returned, but a beautiful crescent moon has been along with me on the drive home, and Venus has also been visible. I can't believe that it's two days and counting before the New Year. I'm already planning a resolution or two for the year ahead, one of them is one that many of us make which is to eat a bit healthier. However I know that I don't dare begin that one as I am experiencing what I am going to call a 'Lame Duck Session' -- You may know what I'm talking about--The week after Christmas and before New Year's day where you would gladly begin a healthier diet if it weren't for all the leftover sweets and tempting food that seems to be everywhere you are! Today I had a nice lunch with a very dear friend who was so thoughtful and bought both us each a delicious, freshly baked cookie that I enjoyed every single bite of as we chatted in front of a warm fireplace. I felt absolutely no remorse for my continued indulgence!
Happening at our house are the teenage antics Todd. Tired of barking into the darkness, a pulled out chair became an invitation to see what was on the table it was sitting next to. A black laundry marker was used to recolor my rug and his paws. Onto the next thing which was to chase the cat. Checking that off the list, it was then time to see if the laundry basket held a sock in need of chewing up. Not disappointed, and that task completed it was then time to jump into my lap to play the newest computer game which is to jump at anything that moves on the monitor. I ended that game and Todd found his next one. All of this was before 6:30 this morning. I don't think he feels any remorse for his indulgences either!