The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ~Madeleine L’Engle

  One of the ways I prepare my thoughts for what I’m going to write is once the topic is lodged in my brain I look for a quote that fits the feeling I’m feeling. Usually I stay with the quote, sometimes—like the last entry I don’t. I started off …

You know everything must change /As time goes by /Though it feels like yesterday/ When we first met ~Voltaire: Anniversary

I wish I wasn’t going to blither, but that may be what you are going to get. I have pneumonia or a really horrible case of bronchitis from the SECOND flu I’ve had this year. I had a horrible cold, 2 flus, a stomach virus and dislocated my ankle. Since August. I …

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. William Cowper

The Biggest Risk You’ve Ever Taken–Postaday2011, Postaweek2011   Ok, back on the bloggy horse, for reals this time. I don’t think I can post every day, but I’d like to post a couple of times a week, or a least once a week. I’ll shoot for once a week and …

And I feel the way that every child should /Sit and listen, sit and listen /Went to school and I was very nervous /No one knew me, no one knew me ~Mad World, Tears for Fears

Are you socially inept? I am. Well I can be.  Very much. I have improved a lot on my once crippling social anxiety. I have no problems at work anymore—that was mostly the fall out from a horrible marriage and a painful end to a good relationship (that followed the …

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll

DECEMBER 24 – EVERYTHING’S OK What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead? (Author: Kate Inglis)   Hmmm…Well this year and as I’ve gotten older I’ve figured out that while …

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine

DECEMBER 22 – TRAVEL December 22 – Travel How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year? (Author: Tara Hunt)   I got out  and got some last minute shopping done –actually got out and went shopping. It was only a 45 minute …

I like men who have a future and women who have a past Oscar Wilde

DECEMBER 21 – FUTURE SELF Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?) (Author: Jenny Blake) Have you noticed  that there is a great …

It goes. that’s the way it goes. it goes that way.~It Tango by Laurie Anderson.

DECEMBER 20 – BEYOND AVOIDANCE What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?) (Author: Jake Nickell) Is it me or are these all starting to sound extremely similar? I should have …

When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing. Rabindranath Tagore

December 19 – Healing What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011? (Author: Leonie Allan)   I don’t know that I healed from much. Some of my scars are as healed as they get.  I’ll always have …

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde

DECEMBER 17 – LESSON LEARNED What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?   The BEST thing? or The most important thing? The Best thing I learned is that I have a brain. I felt uninteresting (and …

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. Cary Grant

DECEMBER 11 – 11 THINGS What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Author: Sam Davidson) What if my life doesn’t have 11 things? Let’s see if it does. My …

She’s afraid that if she leaves, she’ll become the life of the party Groucho Marx

DECEMBER 9 – PARTY December 9 – Party Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid) I enjoyed our Halloweeniversary because it is fun making all that for folks and having kids run around. It is …