Monday, December 31, 2012
Happy New Year 2013
In today's world most people rely on electronic calendars that are thoughtfully provided on every cell phone and computer in existence. Not me. I always march out the day after Christmas to pick up my bargain half-price paper calendar. Then I take it home and flip through its pristine pages. Each one looks fresh as a newly wrapped gift under the Christmas tree...full of possibilities.
I pick up my pen and begin the process of transferring important dates from my old calendar to the new one. Reading last year's scribbled notes is a lot like reading a journal. Remember that surprise birthday party? What a blast. This year we'll be married how many years? Wow. Our son's wedding. Awww! Another trip to Rockbridge. Good times. A surprise marriage proposal for our daughter. Hooray! Doctor appointments. Ugh, guess it's time to schedule that check-up (yes and one for Indy and Bogey, too). H'mmm. A few publishing contracts. Maybe I can improve on that number next year.
Though there were some tough times in 2012, it really was a wonderful year. We've been blessed. As I begin to write on my new crisp clean pages, I say a little prayer that this calendar will soon be filled with many more events that are destined to make me smile.
And I wish the same for your calendar. Happy New Year from all of us at Critter Alley!