When did 'they' start naming winter storms? I really, honestly, would like to take most members of the media and drop kick them off the fiscal cliff (along with ALL of the members of Congress).
It has been another interesting year here, at Little Lucky Farm.
2012 was a veritable roller coaster. There were some firsts (Ratz, Guineas, 500 posts!), some hellos (Apria) and goodbyes (Flora), some bon voyages (Sylvie). But, what I am reflecting on the most is that it was not a happy year, not a satisfying year.
So, move over 2012! 2013 is going to be the Year of Happiness! As I type this, I am sitting in front of the computer wearing my dad's cast off work coveralls - he's shrunk down to a twig, so I (being his only son, heehee) inherited the coveralls. The pants are rolled up six times, as are the sleeves. The crotch is about two inches higher than my knees (how DO those kids navigate with their pants around their knees? Can anyone tell me?). I have been mending and taping the living room walls, building fires in the fireplace (and not seeing much of Bernie), picking out paint colors, and gearing up to rip up the living room carpet. I am having fun! And I am actually photographing the process, so stay tuned.
In looking back, I realized that the entire year had gone by without a blip in my happiness meter. Well, one large blip, but overall, flat as a pancake. I have been sitting on the LLF waiting for happiness to arrive with enough suitcases packed for a lifetime. It ain't going to happen. There are, be in no doubt, a lot of things here that make my heart sing - the glorious nature that surrounds me, my dogs, my cats, my sheep, my llama, my chickens. The jury is still out on the Guineas. I have dear, good friends. But mostly, I live a solitary life. I don't think this is going to change anytime soon, so it's time to take action. Besides, I am not getting any younger and I want to make sure my happiness meter is pinging away.
I like to keep my resolutions vague - but I'd like to keep this one. Any resolutions you'd like to share?