Wow, the first month of the new year is already over. And I am glad to say it was not a bad one. No major appliances broke - although it seems like the washer is on the frizz - and nobody got sick. The outside cats stayed inside most of the month because it was too cold or too wet to let them out. They don't seem to mind, they have their warm beds and plenty of food and drink and cuddles too. Miss K. is doing well, driving me nuts because she wants to be in the porch all the time and I do not let her out if it is not warm enough. Yesterday I decorated my mantel for February.