2019 Life Logs, Day 365: Happy New Year to All
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Weather: Dreary and Misty; High 38, Low 28 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Happy New Year to all of you from me and my Shadow. We are having a quiet evening at home except for Shadow’s barking fits when fireworks go off. In fact, Shadow has been a little crazy all day. Maybe he is affected by the dreary weather. I know I am. It rained all day yesterday and today there was so little light inside that it was hard to see to work on my puzzle. So, I read and slept and cooked while Shadow ran around like a crazy pup. My friend Bruce Wooden posted this on my Facebook page a few days ago: “Having a puppy is like having a strong, fast, lightly armed infant that loves you unconditionally, but gets bored easily.” Yep. Even a long walk didn’t help today. We did take one nap together on the couch, but I was abruptly awakened with a wild black furry thing sitting on my head.

I got a text this evening that said, “SNOW, SNOW, SNOW, SNOW, SNOW, SNOW.” That was a message from Jonah. Evidently, they have had two days of snow in Maine and are headed to the slopes tomorrow for a few days of snowboarding and skiing before heading home. And then I got a Skype video call from Justin. The Handley-Hunts in Puerto Rico are bringing in the new year by camping out on the beach with many friends and lots of music. Ziggy was wearing the greatest 2020 gold rimmed glasses. And as soon as I hung up from talking to Justin, Lynne Kirwin called via Whats App from New Zealand. She is spending our winter, their summer, in New Zealand and is having a wonderful time connecting with friends. So from snowy Maine to tropic beaches to warm and wonderful New Zealand, I spent the last couple of hours of 2019 communicating with wonderful friends and family. And I just watched the ball drop in Times Square. Happy New Year to all!

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