A brand new blog! Kind of. Steve moved me over to some new system where uploading pictures won’t be a tedious chore. I can also make categories and organize things. So I am in the process of categorizing over 600 entries from the last four and a half years. This newfangled blog thingybob also informs me that I have 36 drafts of entries that I didn’t publish.
December is flying by. I’m in the middle of five books. I have most of my shopping done. The Norton Anti-Virus screen keeps popping up all month long, telling me how many days I have left before it expires and my computer combusts. I still need to send out Christmas cards. I need to clean the house. I want to make cookies. I need to mail a Christmas package. I love all this snow.
Lucky drives me crazy sometimes. When I get home from work, I just want to unwind. But Lucky looks at me the whole time, with eyes that say “walk me.” I get up from the chair and he heads to the door “walk? walk me now?” NO NOT YET. When I finally do make the move- putting on my hat and my coat- he goes nuts. Barking, bouncing three feet into the air repeatedly. Invisible pogo stick time with this dog.
I get bundled up and we head out. My annoyance ebbs away and instead I appreciate how this dog gets me out of the house and into the darkness and the cold when otherwise I would never step foot. I admire the stars, the twinkling Christmas lights, the brightness of Mars. I walk into silence and inner glow of snowstorms. I appreciate living in a place where I can walk alone in the dark and feel safe.