Happy New Year!
I would have to read the archives to remember most of 2011. If I'm correct, it was a lot of smooth sailing - not much craziness. If my resolution last New Years was to live more simply, I think I'm getting closer. I was steered towards soccer by friends, and I am grateful to those peeps. I made myself a promise that I would knit twelve Elizabeth Zimmerman patterns, and I did cast on twelve; however, three have yet to be finished. I'd say that wasn't horribly bad. I didn't add too much yarn to the stash. I was somewhat controlled. I learned a lot about photography. I got more involved with my community at public discussions, and I consider myself a heck of a lot more engaged. I renegotiated our mortgage. I connected with friends and family. I started volunteering again after a bit of a hiatus. I put my foot down and stood by my opinions. I picked up my tennis racket again after two decades. I went to some rockin' concerts. I did not see any rattlesnakes or bears. And it was all good. I'm happy. My family is healthy. They have clothes, food and shelter. They are loved. I have everything I need and, more importantly, want.
I made my resolution back in November, and it's not really something I can conquer in one year, maybe never. I'm going to be part of building a caring community. I think Starship said it best. They also built this city on rock and roll. They were so ahead of their time.
And thanks, Kat, for reminding us that we didn't have to take our clothes off to have a good time! Oh no.