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Cold Winter

for the Month

We purchased an old home in Northern Michigan from two elderly sisters. Winter was fast approaching and I was concerned about the house’s lack of insulation. “If they could live here all those years, so can we!” my husband confidently declared. One January night the temperature plunged to below zero, and we woke up to find interior walls covered with frost. My husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm. After a rather brief conversation, he hung up. “For the past 30 years,” he muttered, “they’ve gone to Florida for the winter.”

44 • January 2017

Lessons we can learn from a snowman Wearing white is always in style – even after Labor Day. Getting outside in the winter is good for your health. We’re all made up of mostly water. It’s fun just to hang out in your front yard. Accessories don’t have to be expensive. Don’t get too much sun! If you’re a little bottom heavy – hey, that’s okay! You know you’ve made it when they write a song about you. If you look down and can’t see your feet – you’re probably not very active. Sometimes sweating too much can have disastrous results.

New Year Prayer

Dear Lord, so far this year I’ve done well. I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper, I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I’m very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on I’m probably going to need a lot more help. Amen

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New Year Resolutions for Pets

10. I will not eat other animals’ poop. 9. I will not lick my human’s face after eating animal poop. 8. My head does not belong in the refrigerator. 7. Come to understand that cats are from Venus; dogs are from Mars. 6. The garbage collector is NOT stealing our stuff. 5. Hamster: Don’t let them figure out I’m just a rat on steroids, or they’ll flush me! 4. Cats: Use new living room sofa as scratching post. 3. January 1st: Kill the sock! Must kill the sock! January 2nd – December 31: Re-live victory over the sock. 2. Take time from busy schedule to stop and smell the behinds. AND the Number 1 New Year’s Resolutions Made by Pets… 1. I will NOT chase the stick until I see it LEAVE THE IDIOT’S HAND

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