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Happy New Year!


The sun is out and reflecting off of the fresh layer of snow we got in Newburgh last night—it’s winter, it’s beautiful, and it’s the last day of the year. My mice are enjoying their fresh pot of wheatgrass, and I’m preparing for a late-night feast with friends at our house tonight.

Be safe, be happy, be bright. In 2008, let’s spend less money, fix more things that are broken, and say hello to people we don’t know!

(The Swedes have the best New Year posts: Camilla, Elisabeth, and Sandra.)

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  • Reply Adam December 31, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Happy New Year to you and Evan and Bruno!! One of my resolutions is to see you in 2008!!



  • Reply DawnMarie December 31, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    I did not realize you had mice. How cute. Their home is as nicely styled as your own. Happy New Year to you and your family, two and four legged. I like your proposal of spending less and fixing more. I am making my “to do” list today.

  • Reply sandra December 31, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    happy happy new year! let’s spend less, i’m in 🙂 gott nytt år.

  • Reply Belinda December 31, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    happy new year to the three of you ( and the little mice! ). wishing you a perfect 2008. i am going to spend less & sew more!.

    all our love B, P & the pups!

  • Reply Elisabeth January 1, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Hope you´ll have a great 2008! //E

  • Reply Julie January 1, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    happy new year to you!

  • Reply nicole January 2, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    happy new year, love! i adore your positive little send off. my plans are to spend less, plant more, and generally be more mindful in my interactions with others. it’s going to be a great year.

  • Reply michelle January 3, 2008 at 1:27 am

    your mice have such a cute space!

    happy new year 🙂

  • Reply Aimee January 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    What a pretty space for your mice. I may have to steal that idea for our wee rat. 🙂

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 10, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Aimee, the mouse house is an ASKER pot from IKEA. It’s perfect, as it has a flat back and bottom and can sit vertically or horizontally. It’s stoneware with a matte glaze, and it comes completely clean with warm water and dish soap. I try not to use any plastics around my animals, so I was happy to find a chew-proof home for them in a nice material.

    The wood branch is from the reptile section at PetSmart. Don’t use anything from outside, as it could have mites or other parasites living in it.

  • Reply anne November 25, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Your mice are the cutest. They look very happy 🙂

  • Reply josh (in wonderland) February 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    i came back to this entry to look at the mice. again. ahaha, so cute.

    anywho, are those mossy rock guys from target? i just found ones just like it there that were on clearance!

  • Reply Anna at D16 February 2, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Josh, yes, those are the moss rocks from Target. 🙂 Love them!

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