Monday, December 28, 2015

The end is near

The last few days of 2015 remain and I wonder if I should look back in retrospect, to divine some knowledge to help me construct a plan for the new year, or just say "Fuck it!" and get on with the day to day grind, with no mind to the imaginary boundary of time. Probably the latter. 
   One day blends into another anyway, it seems. This feeling can definitely be attributed to the lack of sunlight! I am so looking forward to getting back in the yard and watching things come up from the ground, becoming green. The raised bed should be ready for crops by the last frost date. The beds around the deck are settled and I will get myself together earlier this winter for peas and other early plantings. 
    I have a few art projects to accomplish during the upcoming crappy, cold days of January and February. I will be very happy to bury myself in some creative endeavors, as I must take my head in a completely different direction for awhile. That is the one retrospective analysis I've gleaned from my experiences this past year!! 
   So let's raise a glass to the new year, whenever it decides to start itself.....

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Closing in....

Less than two weeks before the BIG pesky winter holiday and the weather is nothing less than balmy. A lovely evening out here on the porch, all tidy and rearranged to my suiting. I was up early in a baking mood and gifted neighbors with goodies. I live in one of the best heighborhoods in this country and maybe that contributes to my ever present joyous feelings. Not a whiff of snobbery here, only good vibes all round. 
  With the coming new year, it comes to my mind if I should start anew somehow. This past year started off with many complications. Yet, I was able to weather through and wage a small unsuccessful  fight to keep my beloved grandson near me. I distracted myself in romantic endeavors which proved equally unsuccessful and somewhat disappointing. I'm calling 2015 the year of men. The year before was the year of family. Maybe 2016 needs to be the year of me. 
  Artistic projects have gone by the wayside, and that is problematic. I cannot let my creativity shrivel, as that would be the end of me......
    So I leave you, dear readers, to ponder future efforts in a more productive arena, and fulfill my less carnal desires. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

They are upon us.....

The pesky winter holidays are coming closer, friends and loved ones! Since the last one, Thanksgiving, I have been a total slug, except for certain duties. I guess it was all the food and drink......yeah, right. One of the activities that got checked off my list today, was the annual holiday card. Photos were taken, downloaded to website, design chosen, sly and funny message added, order placed. Pick up, postage purchase, addressing of envelopes will ensue shortly. 
   I do love cards, sending and receiving! Two have arrived already and I feel like I'm falling behind. Other projects have fallen by the wayside in my stupor, and I must snap out of it, get to gettin' and all that. This past year seems like it has gone on for months and months, but is snowballing to its inevitable end. 
   The photo accompanying this post is a bit of a spoiler alert, yet I cannot resist showing Jerry in her best photobomb!