Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I hate New Year's resolutions.  They're ridiculous!  Hardly anybody sticks to them (I sure don't!) and you beat yourself up for not following through.

Having said this, though, I'm going to make a New Year's resolution right here, right now.  I will do my best to write something in my blog every day, even if it's just the word "something".  By doing this, hopefully, I can give people an even better account of what my life is really like.

I'm so tired today.  Last night, I drank Scotch and toasted to my beloved mother, my husband Rob, and to Dandylion. I miss them all so much!  After ringing in the New Year, I painted until 5am.   It felt wonderful losing myself in a commissioned painting of a man and his dog.

The other night, my friends Nic and Jen came over for a visit and stayed until 2:30am.  We exchanged Christmas gifts.  I gave them a bottle of wine and a bottle of Scotch.  They gave me a Coronation St. trivia game and a book on Frida Kahlo.

Since we hadn't seen each other since September, we spent a lot of time catching up on what's new in our lives.  Jen and I kind of debriefed each other on our take of the weird and wacky (and sometimes tense and explosive) trip to the Frank Zappa festival we went on this past September.  It was very cathartic for us to vent about some of the experiences we shared, and we both agreed that for this upcoming September sojourn we need to do more planning before we go.

Well, that's all for now.  I will write more tomorrow, unless I'm deathly ill or if a natural disaster occurs.

Happy New Year!

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