Happy New Year to all. I hope that 2010 will prove to be a good year to and for us all.
To say this year has been full of ups and downs for me, my family and friends would be a very mild statement. This year I:
- lost an uncle,
- almost lost my mother but found her again,
- had a temporary but appreciated job duty change,
- traveled by aircraft almost every week since mid-year,
- attend at least three fiber festivals: Wisconsin Sheep & Wool, Taos Wool Festival, and Rhinebeck,
- was able to meet and share hugs in person with friends,
- completed only a few knitting/craft projects,
- acquired one new spinning wheel,
- read a lot of books,
- saw a musical at the National Theatre,
- walked out of a Trans-Siberian Orchestra performance,
- lost a few pounds but also found some of those pounds again recently (darn!),
- didn't spend nearly enough time with husband, my family or my friends,
- started to grow my hair long(er),
- made butter (once) (really),
- started using Facebook (and will have to break my addiction to the games soon),
- started using Twitter but now check in only once a week, if that,
- didn't post here all that often,
- had a vegetable garden that fended for itself and did quite nicely,
- went deer hunting,
- and a lot of other good and not as good stuff. My heart breaks for my friends' losses and trials this year.
There's been a lot of introspection going on here and posts have been sparse lately to spare you the navel-gazing. Facebook is easy because I can just send out snippets of what I'm doing or "like" someone else's comments, there's no narration required. You're present but not much is required in the way of depth. However, it has been very nice to re-connect with some family members that I haven't connected with before regularly. Hurray for "friending."
I wish everyone reading this good health, wisdom, and prosperity for themselves and their family in the coming year.