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Freedom is not free #22aday

This weekend I drove to Tuxedo to see the 660 flags representing the soldiers that take their lives each month.

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The bombs bursting in air *

The bombs bursting in air night after this year has gotten to my cats (and me).
I think I like the fireworks better when the 4th falls on a Friday or Saturday so they don’t go off for 4 or 5 nights in a row. My cats are scared of our cell phones and the ice maker, but fireworks on the other hand, haven’t been bothered them until now.
I’m guessing if I looked around our yard I’d find remnants of them in our yard from neighbors who don’t think the show the city puts on is big enough and buys illegal fireworks (for our area). Nothing like a neighbor a stones throw away pointing lit rockets away from their own home, that when set off in the neighborhood actually shook the painting on our walls with the bang.July4th-07Babies (4)sm
I’m not sure what the percent of pet owners is but I’m guessing theirs at least some amount of pet owners who have pets scared of fireworks that set them off regardless.
So glad fireworks are not set off for every birthday.
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Happy 240th

and a big thank you to all those who fought for our freedom.

Happy NEW Year


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Our cats survived the fireworks that the neighbors walked on to our land to set off. Oddly enough they’re more scared of the ice maker, doorbells, cell phones and vacuums than the bombs bursting in air.

I’ve seen several post on social media that 2015 was the year that offended everyone, and that’s just sad, even if it has truth in it.

I am going to make 2016 my year of gratitude. 

I’m not big on new years resolutions but it’d be great if my to-do list didn’t run out of room on my screen. I’d like to continue to read, walk, and take time to enjoy friends, family, photography and the still quite moments. I’d like to read through the entire bible, and all my unread books on the bookshelf, plus discovering new authors too yet most of those things have been on my mind several January 1st before.

On top of typical life things, we are downsizing and building again. So purging stuff is a top priority. I will need to set time aside to do our taxes, keep the clients I have projects done in a timely matter and hopefully come up with some great covers for authors who hire me to put a ‘face’ on their books they’ve worked so hard on.

Tyler and Trinity can expect cuddle time to continue. After Trinity’s health scare last year it puts the time we have together in a new light and drives home the fact that we often outlive our pets. They’ll turn nine this year and I remember going to Georgia to pick them up like it was yesterday.

No, is a word I’ll say more in 2016. You can’t be everything to everyone and sometimes you just need to say no. I have a hard time with that.

Basically it’s a new year, a good time for a renewed start to all those things we wish we did  anyway. I am blessed. I am grateful and I am loved. What more could a gal ask for.

Happy New Year to all of you ~