I cannot believe another year has come and gone. It always seems like everything happens so fast. Overall it was a wonderful year with lots of exciting things happening. I'm grateful for every moment of it, even the bad ones. We need them all in order to grow.
As they say, "Tempus neminem manet..." Time waits for no one.
So I did the best thing I could think to do, come late afternoon. I went out into the forest, laid down in a snowbank and drank a beer.
I enjoyed the moment. I thanked the forest for it's friendship, I listened to the chickadees song and I tried to lure a Weasel to eat a pumpkin biscuit.
Then I came home and snuggled with the one man who holds my heart in his... Hooves....
Sammy loves a good kiss.
And I mean he really loves a good kiss.
He also loves a good neck rub...
Oh yes, I am a well trained goat masseuse, just ask Sam.
That's the spot, scratch right there...
Is this one happy kid or what? It's honestly not normal how much I love this goat.
It's tradition on New Year's Eve for me to make Chinese food. My mom always used to buy Chinese food on New Year's Eve, so I have carried on the tradition, except that I make all the food myself.
Usually I make a ton of food, but we usually have company. And since I was pretty tired tonight, I made only three dishes, pork eggrolls, scallion pancakes, and Dandan noodles.
I ate way too much of all of it.
The dogs are all asleep beside me and I don't think I'll be long for the world tonight, I never expected to make it until midnight, (first year ever) but I was hoping to make 10 PM. I doubt that will happen. I'll be lucky to see 9 PM at this rate...
It was raining earlier. Yes, I said raining. I'm hoping that doesn't freeze... I have a load of hay coming in the morning which I really need. Note to 2013 - please don't start with ice.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope to spend it with all of you!