Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

New Years Eve


Fireworks at New Years 2002

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My New Years Eve started early.


This is Molly. She was a rescue dog, but now she’s the queen of the castle.

She protects her family from marauding opossums who try to steal from our pond.

She’s a little shy, but she tries to help us watch our weight. *If you don’t want that meat, I’ll take care of it!*

And she’s really bad about looking away just when I snap her picture.

She keeps the snow in line. She even lets us know when it’s storming. 

When Molly first came to rule the house, she was thrilled because she thought we’d installed an indoor bathroom for her. G-Man and I, however, had in mind using it for a living room. Since we couldn’t come to a meeting of the minds, G-Man and I installed a baby gate to keep “accidents” from happening.

Clever Molly has found that she can use said gate as an early alarm system. Anytime it storms, she just grabs the gate with her teeth and shakes it. Hard. And. Wakes. Me. Up.

This morning, a t-storm rolled through at 3:30. At 3:31 she was rattling the gate and I was downstairs, trying to keep her quiet.

The last day of 2010 started early is going to be v-e-r-y long.

It’s 5:15 now and she’s peacefully sleeping on the love seat. I have to start fixing G-Man’s breakfast in thirty minutes. *sigh* I think I’ll take a quick nap.

Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

6 thoughts on “New Years Eve

  1. oh poor Molly. Maybe you should let her sleep with you like we let Toby. He starts out in his own bed, but ends up with us. He used to be able to jump up into the bed all by himself, but now since he is fat, I have to goose him to help him along!

    • You always make me laugh, Li.
      Toby’s not hairy like Molly. I can’t stand the thought of sleeping in a hairy bed. Sleeping with all ll the hair I lose is bad enough. 😉

  2. I awoke to that same thunderstorm which my husband slept through! I got up and unplugged my laptop just in case of lightning. I went to bed at 1 AM so I am still tired. But I must face the day. It is the last day of the month and I have invoices to do and in the afternoon we are going to PF Chang’s to eat and pick up my granddaughter for the night so her parents can party. What a party I’ll have. I hope to be in bed by 10:30 or so tonight. :))

    • I have to be at work, too. I’ll have to use toothpicks to prop up my eyelids.
      I LOVE PF Chang’s. We often get carry out from there to bring home. Good stuff!!!
      Have a happy New Year! Enjoy your party. (Wish I had a munchkin to party with.)

  3. We did have a good time. My son and I made two different batches of sugar cookies New Year’s eve and my granddaughter watched. We stayed up until midnight. I guess the Osage Casino over here had a fireworks display but I had already gone to the bedroom by then.

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