This sweet girl is always asking for breakfast first thing in the morning as soon as she knows I’m awake. But she also wants attention and sits on my lap in bed, so I feel guilty getting up to give her breakfast. You just can’t win.
Today is National Pet Day. I guess that’s a thing! So I’ll celebrate.
Cora is one of the sweeties kitties ever – to humans. She can be a bit of a bully to other cats. But she loves to snuggle at night, and loves to comfort her people with licks. She loves to sit in her puff next to the computer when I’m writing. She also loves to eat – man does she ever love to eat. That’s why she is a little – ahem – round…
I love you Coraline!
What can be said about 2018? It was an unforgettable year.
I’m incredibly grateful for my friends and family who care about me, but I also had to do some letting go of people who weren’t the friends I thought they were.
I also had the amazing opportunity to go on a monumental several-month road trip of the United States. Despite never having traveled alone for more than a week, I packed up my car and set out entirely alone. I stayed with some friends and family along the way, but the majority of my nights were camping by myself. Not only did I get to see some of the amazing scenery and history this country has to offer, but I also got to prove to myself that I can travel solo and have a great time in my own company.
And last, but certainly not least, I got over 15,000 annual views on this blog. My current figure is 15,098, which is more than 1,000 more views than I received last year. I must be doing something interesting! Thank you to all of you who read.
Without further ado, here’s the recap:
I am hopeful that 2019 will reveal itself to be a good year, with new beginnings and continued love from my friends and family. May all your lives be blessed as well.
Tomorrow I’m leaving California for home. I don’t want to, but I have to get back to restart things at home. I have been away almost four months, and in California for over a month. I don’t want to, but it’s time.
I’m not sure how it will feel to be back home. I am excited to see my friends and family. Excited to see my horse and my cat. Excited to see fall in one of the beautiful places in this country.
I feel more ambivalent about the house. It is beautiful, but it is too large for just me, and it is a lot to maintain. My ex-husband wanted a larger house after we married, but I miss the small home I owned when I was single. When we got divorced, it made financial sense to stay in my house, and I wasn’t emotionally in a space to pack everything up and move, but I have been thinking for a while about whether I want those memories there. I know it is time to make new ones.
Leaving California to go home also means leaving someone special to me. A month here has given me one of the things I have been missing most in life – love and affection. I won’t be cryptic – I found someone – or to be more accurate, he found me. I’ll introduce you in another post.
So tomorrow morning I’ll be back in the car for the long drive north. Sigh…