As I looked back over my 2013 calendar, I found myself poking around my blog and reliving a few events of the past year. Some of my life is exactly the same; some is challengingly new.
I'm in my robe, sipping hot tea, as I've got a head cold that started the day after Christmas, so no parties for this girl tonight. I'll be blowing my nose instead of a party horn, but I'm OK with that. I'll watch the ball drop on TV, if I can stay awake.
My New Year's message to every reader is this: Thank you. Just thank you. For popping in. For reading anything I've written. For commenting on any post. For following this blog in any form. For taking time to visit the Ballpark. There are a gazillion blogs out there in blogwarts, and I appreciate anyone who decides to spend time here.
Every writer hopes to touch someone's heart, or share a helpful idea. We want to connect, because that's what writing is about: connection. Realizing we're more alike than we are different. Realizing we're not alone. Realizing we're not completely nuts, that others make the same mistakes we do. It's a wonderful thing.
So, thank you for reading. I never take for granted that you come by.
Here are some highlights from 2013.
THIS TIME LAST YEAR
ROSES, BABIES, A NEW WRITING GIG, AND NO CHOCOLATE
BRAIN SURGERY AT 90
A LITTLE PIECE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
ACCIDENTAL BLESSINGS (and one totaled car)
FAVORITE DIY PROJECT THIS YEAR
LEARNING WHAT I'M MADE OF - BULLDOG, OR WIMP?
ESTROGEN-ONLY WEEK AT THE BEACH
25 WAYS TO REACH OUTSIDE MYSELF DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
I hope your New Year brings many opportunities to recognize that, in
spite of the difficulties you might face, we have a loving Creator who
always has a plan.