New Year 2011

No snow this morning but the price we paid for a patch of clear sky was the FREEZING cold. Grass crunched as we walked.

Two cats followed us up (Kitty and Moggy).

Gus was lured up the hill with promises of hot cocoa.

Our two favorite local coffee shops plus the E cup Alice gave me for Xmas. Here seen in the frozen tundra.

My fake smile was my automatic ‘smile Gus’ face.

Despite the cold and the scramble to get out of bed, dressed and coffee made by sunrise -it’s a very satisfying tradition. Makes me feel awake, alive and like I’m in control of the new year. At least until 8am.

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