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And so the new year begins...

...and I'm knocking things off my to-do list as we type and read.

Top of today's list was early morning coffee while watching the chippies and chubbies (otherwise known as squirrels and finches) on the back deck. With the lovely, moderate temps and newly melted away snow we were almost convinced it was a spring day. Yes, we went running around outside without coats just because we could.

Next up was a worshipful pause in admiration for the way C-A-T-S have managed to domesticate H-U-M-A-N-S. Just think about it. (Note: typed out as the fat boy is on my lap and he's a smart fellow).

Getting ready to start the rounds of blog and website updates. Get ready for a bit of dust. Hopefully nothing too inconvenient.

Catch me tomorrow over at Chez London as I make my annual, January 2nd blog post for Clare London's Birthday Blog Month. Today the lovely Layla is sharing her artwork with us - make sure to stop by throughout the month, the blogger list looks quite fun.

I hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy start to 2011.

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egret17
Jan. 2nd, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!!
chrissymunder
Jan. 2nd, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Did you and the kitties have fun? Has your snow melted in time for the next round?
stevie_carroll
Jan. 2nd, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!
chrissymunder
Jan. 2nd, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! There's something quite invigorating about fresh starts, be they of the year, month, or week mark. Do you have any hopes for your year?

BTW, That icon demands belly tickles.
stevie_carroll
Jan. 2nd, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
I want to get two novels submitted somewhere by the end of the year (one needs editing, one needs me to write the other half of the first draft, but I'm hopeful).

Belly tickles are all very well if cats don't decide to retaliate with all their sharp bits at once.

chrissymunder
Jan. 2nd, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
I wish you much luck on the submission goals. As well as avoiding the sharp bits.

(you are killing me with all these kitty icons, LOL)
stevie_carroll
Jan. 3rd, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
Thanks.

The icons are all sallymn's fault.
egret17
Jan. 2nd, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
LOL! Um, no. Still giant mounds of snow everywhere, alas.
chrissymunder
Jan. 2nd, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Humph, that's quite unfair. Everything here melted away under the warm temps and rain we had. I guess that's the difference betwee 8" and 18" (she says with a wink).

It's tried to coat the ground again on and off today, but nothing's sticking.
clarelondon
Jan. 3rd, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
*searches for kitty icon and fails...*

Thanks for the Blog pimp! You had some great and deserved attention :).

I think I may make To Do lists a major feature of my New Year's Resolutions - though I'm going to restrict them to 3 items a day, in the hope that concentrates my mind on what's *really* important.

*hugs*
chrissymunder
Jan. 3rd, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Heh, the day you have a kitty icon... well, that'll be the day.

Lord, yes. I'm a terror with my lists. It's just so satisfying to my inner control freak to cross things off when complete.

My mistake is I always list *everything* I'd like to get done, and the list is huge vs. the more reasonable, putting down the 3 most important and feel accomplished when done.
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