Maybe I'm still basking in the afterglow of the New Year's celebration but I am optimistic (yikes!) that this year is going to be bright and full 'o light.  Does anybody else feel this way?  As if 2013 is a tomato red, wrinkly, screaming infant right now and we're the proud parents cooing at it and daydreaming of its potential.  Anything can still happen and the outlook is cautiously sunny and cloudless - a bluebird day.

Folkses, this house captures my sentiment for 2013 perfectly.  Look at that gorgeous, watercolour Texas view.  You know what, I don't even care that the kitchen is the size a thimble.  And that the doors inside the home look like that out of an office complex.  And that the lawn is probably crawling with rattlesnakes and fire ants.  And come tornado time, the house would be a pancake with a light dusting of shattered glass.  Right now, it's crystal clear and gorgeous in this one frozen moment.