Yep, she’s worth it (although my husband might not agree)

We haven’t had a vacation this year. How unfair!

Well, it’s mostly our fault. And partly the stinky economy’s fault. And that cat up there? It’s partly her fault too. Between her stomach issues and the dog’s arthritis and fractured tooth, we’ve shelled out some big cash this year. (The other kitty has stayed on our good side.)

Lucy really is lucky she’s so cute. They all are. Because right now I’d much rather be packing for some time away than staring at a computer screen. But vet bills, plumbing expenses, four new tires, a dishwasher that’s on its last legs, and weekly trips to the gas station are standing between us and a few days of relaxation. Such is life.

My new pad

I never really thought I’d ever abandon my old blog. Five years is a long time. I coded it, designed it, loved it all that time. But I’ve never been able to keep up with the Movable Type updates, or figure out how to back up my posts, or totally foil the spammers (who are back lately). I’m web competent, but not quite web savvy. So I’m starting anew. I’ve really only altered my domain name slightly and I’m putting my old blog on hiatus. I plan to archive the content for myself in a Blurb book so I’ll always have a record of my witticisms, brilliant story-telling and snappy photos. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)