A new year is here and so is the rain. With the end of the holidays and the recent not so chilly temperatures it looks like people are having sales again. My schedule today is open. The only errand I have to is buying cat food for Tony and purchasing some new goldfish to replace the ones lost in a raccoon attack on our water garden two nights ago. The animal invasion occurred the night after Cindy removed the light up Nativity scene from our yard. Perhaps the shepherd, holy family and wise men had acted as glowing guardians keeping masked fish snatching bandits at bay.