the seconds slide into minutes, the minutes race toward hours, and in measured time, we move towards 2010. The beginning of the second decade in this amazing 21st century. As time slips away, so do the minutes until our New Years Eve UFO Countdown ends. It's been fun and quite a wild ride. As you can see, altho I meant to get this Peppermint Delight together in 2009, it didn't happen. That has become a very familiar refrain in my book of lamments. Oh well, there is always next year. I think we've done well, and I'll be reporting the results tomorrow.
This is a picture from Christmas Past. Hard to believe 4 years have slipped by since my youngest son brought his boys to my house that first time. The youngest is now 6 and getting to be very worldly. Big brother has turned 10, and there isn't much he doesn't know. I agree with the song "Old Devil Time"...and thank the powers that be for the ability to 'freeze time' at a particular moment and enjoy it over and over. Such a bunch of "measurers" we humans are. How far? How fast? How much? How soon? How far? We measure almost everything, and keep tally, one way or another. I don't find this to be a bad thing. I've been a Time Keeper, a Keeper of the Keys, the records, the totals, for a long time now, and I will continue to do so, as it's part of who I am.
The Old Man of 2009 had his folly with me today...LOL, and I really need to laugh about it. Not as clever as I thought I was. I did have my #4 finish back before Christmas, but didn't take the picture or blog about it. As of last evening, in talking to Vivian, I didn't think I'd get #5 done. And then I decided to push myself towards that finish. And I did!!! About 8 p.m. tonight, while sitting with friends at the nursing home, listening to live music for New Years Eve. I was so proud. I came home anticipating the picture taking, and the posting of said pictures...hurray for me! Ya, right! I spread out #4 and snap a picture, then decided to flip over the corner and show the fun flannel backing. So I did, that was 2 pictures taken. Well, now just put this tiny doll quilt on the contrast of that backing and snap it's picuture. And at that point, both lights began to blink on my camera....not a good sign. I waited. They blinked. When they stopped, I hoped it would take one more, but for sure the batteries? KA-PUT! I know this. I should have taken them out and recharged them over the days I didn't use them. Sooooo, the camera won't let anything be down loaded until I can close the shutter, and I can't. Please believe me when I say I really DO have finish #4 and #5, and you WILL see them tomorrow, when the batteries are re-charged. In the mean time, this is the quilt I finished up tonight *VBS*
And last but not least, as the year slips toward its conclusion, Ebony and I begin another year together. She's still reclusive, stand-offish and extremely independent. She's not what I had anticipated in a companion animal, but she needs me, and I need her. We accepted each other enough to be co-dependent, and she stays. Happy New Year to everyone from Ebony and Finn