Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Still here, I guess

If I checked my dashboard I would know the last time I updated this thing, but I'm sure it's been months.  I always feel bad, since when I started out this blog was a nice opportunity to get things online.  Now it's one of those things I don't recall until I get a message from someone asking me if I still do it.

It really has been a very busy year, what with Kristina's marriage, some illnesses and just life in general.  After the wedding the death of our beloved cat, Babie, is the event that we'll remember about 2014.  Still hard to believe that the furry little girl that shared our home for almost fifteen years won't be with us as we get through the holidays.  We're not sure if we want to go through the emotions of getting another housemate right now.  Donna and I go back and forth on the issue, so I'll probably let you know when we make the decision.

We're going to spend some of the holidays with the ladies and some on a short cruise.  Got a deal that was hard to refuse, so we didn't even try.  As the Orange Public Library will be closing from Christmas Eve until January 5th, we will probably get in a few games of Bingo.  Maybe even a trip to one of the casinos, but there are enough places nearby that have the game so taking a few hours to travel to one of the Indian casinos really isn't necessary.

Hard to believe that I'm actually sixty-four now and that next year I'll be officially old!  Let me tell you, there sure have been a few times along the way when I was pretty sure I wasn't going to make it this far, let alone to the age when all the places around here will give you the Senior Discount.  When you live this close to what was once Leisure World (now Laguna Hills), one of the largest 'senior communities' in Orange County hitting 55 or even 60 doesn't get you that special menu at Denny's.

I always promise to write these more often, but I'm not going to do that this time around.  Most of you folks are keeping tabs on me with Facebook, Twitter or Google +, so we're not going to be strangers.

Donna and I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year and a very Happy Festivus, for the rest of us!