January 1, 2010

A Wallpaper Kinda Year

Retired totem, Ketchikan, AK, 2009

Retired doesn’t mean ossified. Not at all. It means moving on into something new. Changing.

Stirring things up too. Remembering the old while going head to head with the new. Can I do that? I’ve been shrinking a lot lately. Not in the ways that count, of course but into myself. That’s not good. I shan’t even mention that I ate too much sugar yesterday…..so much I had to actually stop eating the cookies and cakes at the alcathons we went to yesterday. That’s not good either.

Today I want to tidy things. Tidy my brain, oh, what a thankless job. Tidy my surroundings. Tidy a bit of the past.

I offer you a gift of friends. How wonderful to see old friends. Some still with us. Still caring friends. What more could one want at the end of a year than such special things as friends.

I wish you all, new and old, a glorious New Year and a marvelous New Decade. How glad I am that you are in my life.


A bouquet of friends and special people from near and far, from now and then, and then to forever. Wallpaper is good for the soul. Amen.


  1. A very nice roundup of all your support and love groupies! You are blessed.

  2. What a wonderful post and the photos ...a bit related to what I said in mine today actually. xx

  3. How wonderful and rich is the tapestry of a life, when we take a precious moment and look.

  4. Was nice to see Duck there, too! I miss reading about Duck.

  5. Oh how great! I see Duck! I started to read you when you were visiting him every day.


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Peter in front of a wall sculpture. We were invited up to Peter Knego’s home to see the latest installation.   Abstract flat ...