So here we meet again. The end of another year. Amazing how that flew right by, huh? I am really looking forward to this year, 2014. I love the number seven and this year will have two of them! Double sevens! Seven plus seven, equals fourteen. Get it? Come on.... It's lucky!! Anyway...five years ago I started this blog. The first year was just a challenge to post a daily picture for a year. I loved it so much that at the end of the year, I wanted to continue, but also include little tidbits and stories of my adventures. Well, adventures might be a little stretchy, but silly, boring life isn't very exciting now, is it? But, as time goes on, life changes and so do my interests. I have been working on a book on and off for quite some time, and find that I really would like to tackle it head on. I just don't seem to either find the time (Lame excuse) or I can't focus, as I have too many other things that I am "working on and thinking about." (Closer to the truth excuse) This past year, I have been slowly but surely eliminating and cutting back in many time consuming areas, learning to say no, and simplifying my life. One by one, letting go and moving on, making space. One of the things that I am letting go of, is this blog. I have taken it as far as it can go. It filled a need to write and post pictures, and it was a wonderful adventure. However, now it is time to close this chapter and start a new one. A new need. A new book. My book. The one I've been working on forever and really would love to finish. O.k. I guess that makes it an old book. Not a new book. Well an old, new book. Oh, you know what I mean! Anyway...Starting tomorrow. New years day. The first brand new, fresh, crisp, day of the year. I will turn the page and start a new chapter. (Geez...it's getting a little sappy here. Somebody stop me, already!)
Anyway....I am ready. I feel lucky. (This IS the lucky year!) I feel good. The stars, the moon, and Twinkie boxes are all lined up just right. (I'm so happy they brought back Twinkies, aren't you?) It's time. I thank you all for coming along on this five year ride with me, and for sending me your funny and thoughtful (And sometimes not so funny or thoughtful!) emails and notes and sharing your stories too, with me. I loved them all. I will always remember those who took the time to do that, and you can bet that I will make sure that you all get an autographed copy of my new book, when it's finished. Please read it. All 5,677,777 pages. There will be a quiz. Oh come on now, relax your tighty whities. Ya know I'm just kidding. (Kinda) Anyway, here's to happy endings and new beginnings and all the funky, fun stuff that goes on in between.
God bless your little pea pickin' hearts,
and your garbanzo bean friends and family,