I'm sorry I haven't been around much, but my dog died. No, really. Our nearly 9-year old German Shepherd died on our living room floor last night. Hubby and I had been up in Napa for a family after-Christmas dinner (our annual trip up there) and he held on until 5 minutes after we got home. We sat and patted him and loved on him, but he had just wasted away (canine lupus) and he gave a couple of sighs and that was it. I literally drove like a bat out of @#%% to get home, as our son had called us and said he wouldn't last much longer. So, yesterday, I drove from Sonoma to Palm Desert in 11 hours. We stopped once for lunch at a Denny's off Interstate 5 and once to grab a burrito from Baker's in Yucaipa. I drove the entire trip, except for the one hour that hubby drove from Mojave to Desert Center. While I'm glad we made it home in time to see Rommel alive, I'm just numb today and don't feel like blogging. I do wish you have a Happy New Year and I'll be back soon with photos from the trip.