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Perhaps we should move New Year’s to mid-January or maybe even February.  Does it come too soon for you?  How has your year started…..any resolutions?  I resolve to keep on truckin’ and not make any new resolutions.  

Thirteen fruits are essential in China and the Philippines.  We comply with all regulations around here.  One year, when Charles & I were in Spain for the New Year we happened to be in the tailor shop where Picasso had his capes made (a must stop for me of course)….the owner  tried (language problem) to tell us to eat a grape with each bong of the New Year’s bell.  What was funny was that it took about thirty minutes to figure out the instructions.  We complied. And yes, I still have the cape!

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I am faithfully taking a spoonful of this Manuka honey from New Zealand …..thanks to Miss Judith.  It’s warding off any and all of the bugs that are floating around here.IMG 2121

This was a welcome gift to begin the festivities.IMG 2142

Sir Charles was very delighted with his Platinum Egoiste after shave by Chanel….sooooo nice!

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The most comforting thing I could think of was my famous (well, at least around here) grilled cheese sandwiches made with lots of bacon, heirloom tomatoes and a ton of butter.  Always a requested hit!

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Usually I make the cole slaw to go with but KFC’s is real goooood!

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The musical Crackers were so much fun at Christmas we went for the charades ones for New Year’s.

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How cute is this?  Emma has it going on!!!

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Martin is home from Boston where he interns at Reebok.  He’s so grown up now….no longer the wide eyed 12 year old that helped fold cards.  Charles always said I was breaking the child labor laws but Martin loved his job and we loved him!

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Did you stay up ‘till midnight?  We did….including mom who found herself totally attacked with puppy love.  We had cordoned off Kita but she managed to nearly jump over the sofa.

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Hi, my name is No No Bad Dog!

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Emma did get a ‘Shake Hands’ out of puppy!

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We shook off the old year with Taylor Swift….

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……..and started the countdown.IMG 2316

For sure, this is one place I would NOT want to be.IMG 2313

Mom, as usual, was ready to party.IMG 2301

We’re a rather noisy bunch….IMG 2320

I thought it only fitting to do my first selfie of 2015.IMG 2296

2:00 A.M. and Kita had had it!IMG 2330

However, she’s was ready to go go go with Trudy first thing in the A.M. to start the New Year off right!

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May this New Year bring you all that your heart desires along with everything that you need!

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