There is so much to tell you, I don't know where to start! I guess Christmas is as good a start as any.
As you know, my daughter gave me a kitten (Mitzi) for Christmas. Well, she was so timid and shy I was a little concerned about her, because she wouldn't eat. That only lasted for 24 hours. She is eating me out of house and home, tears around the place like a maniac and of course, I am the favourite attack target. I now call her the Feline Terrorist with Cattitude! She has found that my bed is the best playground, especially when I'm in it, and it's also a good place to sleep. Although, she's not very good at judging distances. Taking a flying leap at my foot under the doona, she disappeared over the side of the bed! She has also fallen off the window sill, not realising how narrow it is when she tries to turn around. She loves the computer chair, but checked it out thoroughly first...she could still smell Oscar, but has decided that he's no threat...obviously.
All in all, she's a delightful little cat and I'm so glad I've got her. I'll put some photos up at the end of this post.
As for Christmas Day, all the family arrived and only one grandson was missing, however he rang from Holland and made my day. I got thoroughly spoilt with all the lovely gifts from my family. We had a yummy lunch with pink champagne and lots of food.
New Year I thought would be quiet, but I hadn't bargained on my neighbours. As usual, most members of the Wine O'Clock Club rocked up (Steve and Allie were away) and we ate, talked and toasted each other's health at midnight. Great fun.
Since then, being computerless, I've read lots of books and done heaps of cryptic crosswords; went shopping with my granddaughter, had nana naps and generally behaved like a sloth (except I didn't eat ants or hang upside down from a tree).
We've had lots and lots of lovely rain, in fact last weekend, I couldn't get to my daughters' houses as the highway was cut due to the river breaking its banks and creating a rather large puddle, effectively stopping us going any further. However, that only lasted 24 hours. Our place is on a hill so we have no worries about being flooded.
Um...I can't think of anything more at this moment, but no doubt I will over the next few days. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families and that 2008 brings you lots of love and happiness.
What a cute Christmas gift
Aren't I just gorgeous?
MY computer chair!