You have truly inspired me with your creativity,
made me laugh
and have generally made each day a little brighter!
It feels good to know there were a few things I was able to give back to the community.
So here they are....my top three posts from 2012.
#1 - Chicken Wire Valance (uh, make that Poultry Netting Valance)
#2 - Front Porch Addition
#3 Pinwheel Flank Steaks
So what will the new year bring?
I do have a few predictions for this lil' ole blog.
I predict this will be the year I finish the exposed brick office,
and post that house tour I've been planning for so long.
I also predict I'll get the video tutorials on using Olioboard finished.
On a bit more personal note,
2013 will be the year I step over the half-century mark (if all goes well). I admit to clinging to the few remaining days of my 40's as I await that welcome letter from the AARP. That dreaded letter letting me know that I'm now eligible to join the ranks of the Association of American Retired Persons....even though retirement is a distant dream for me.
But there are a few things I am looking forward to as someone who has lived a half century. For example:
going to dinner at 4 pm
and a colonoscopy.
Yup, you read that right, and why did I add colonoscopy to that list?
Is it because I haven't had a chance to flash my backside since mooning fell out of fashion in the 1970's?
No, that's not it, but good guess.
Actually I have a great example to follow.
My dear old dad is with us today and free of cancer because he did the very thing many 50-year-olds don't. He submitted to a bit of an inconvenient test many, many years ago and was able to receive early treatment for the colon cancer that was discovered. We can't imagine not having him there for the very special day we all shared a few weeks ago.
And that is why 2013 will be the 'Year of the Colonoscopy" for me.
So if you are 50+ and have been putting it off, set a goal to make this the year for you too.
It's a day that is sure to make this blog and we can
laugh about it,
and maybe cry a little
and just be glad we cared enough about the people who love us to get it done.
But if it's all the same to you, I think I'll tell the AARP to just hang it up for a few years.
Thank you Dad for always being there!