And A Happy New Year ...

I really did have a better Christmas this season but the new year has reminded me of some simple things. Like clockwork, our heater gave out two days ago. It's freezing out there! The repairman is supposed to come tomorrow morning and meanwhile we're relying on space heaters and the beagles are looking at us as if some core aspect of our bargain has been betrayed. About that food and shelter ...

And then a tooth-ache that almost certainly means that that wisdom tooth I refuse to have removed until I am screaming in agony needs to come out. Do I call the dentist tomorrow? Or do I wuss out again?