I tried to post a photo that Techwood took on Christmas Eve but he was using an application that must be patented or copywrite or something. Blogspot refused to accept it. Too bad. It was cute. My photo was on a billboard outside a bustling cafe in Paris. He used his new phone ... one of those phones that can do everything ... tell time, give directions, act as a compass, take photos, everything but cook dinner and do dishes. I was reminded of Maxwell Smart's shoe phone ... but a 21st century version.
My own photos are all locked in my camera because I left my camera case with all my cords etc. at Tamarack's. I will get it tomorrow when her family comes here for dinner. Then I will share photos of live lobsters and livelier Lily.
Thursday a friend is coming up to the lake for snowshoeing and dinner.
And then, by heaven, it is New Year's Eve.
I haven't managed to stay awake till midnight on New Year's Eve in years, and so I haven't made any plans yet. I don't make resolutions. What I do do is think about the past year and write something reflective and forward looking and put it in the toe of my Christmas stocking so that I will have a record of what has been important in the past year and what my aspirations were for the following one. It is instructive to reread these scraps of life each December.
I came across something I wrote about 1 1/2 years ago entitled "70 Things to do in my 70th Year". I had got as far as writing down #18 ... and had accomplished 4 and started 2 others ...
Of course I also did things I hadn't anticipated doing ... but that's why I don't make resolutions on New Year's Eve.
How do you celebrate New Year's? I bet Barbara and John get in movies and snacks and stay in their pjs all day. Sounds pretty good to me. I think I may try it this year.