Happy New Year.
Last night, we participated in the festivities on Penn Avenue at the First Night Celebration. We had a really wonderful time: dinner at Six Penn, an entertaining stroll up and down Penn and Liberty, two delightful comedy shows and the company of my best girl, Ledcat. The Amish Monkeys were very cute, if a little uneven. Gab Bonesso showed a wonderful, family-friendly side that was endearing, further confirming my impression that the title character in Juno could be played by Gab (minus the pregnancy bit).
In the spirit of a gentle New Year, I'll refrain from snarking about the absence of the Mayor, the horrific litter contrasted against the environmental theme of the parade and the literal parade of Yinzer stereotypes we encountered throughout the night. Oops.
I'm not settled on my resolutions just yet, but I do have one in place. I've blogged a bit about my girl Mona and the sad resurgence of her lymphoma. I had an epiphany last night and realized that while I cannot capture her final months through any craftsmanship, I can blog about it. So, she now has a blog, Miss Mona's Tails From the Backyard. It is pure sentiment and purely for my own satisfaction. I dread not only her looming death, but the horrible death of a lymphoma patient. It is so hard to fathom that this vibrant, otherwise healthy dog will die soon. I have no idea how I feel about it. Hence, the blog.
We are off to return some clothing and enjoy lunch. I hope this New Year's Day brings you appreciation for the love that fills your life, human and otherwise.