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Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm posting this on January something, 2011
but dating it December 31, 2010.

How did the year end?
Some comments and photos follow.

I think I've determined the reason this blog
gets so many hits on the September 20th post.
I named my bendable car companion "Bob",
but there is also a Sponge Bob which is bendable.
So, searches on "Bendable Bob" list that post.

I read a total of 53 books in 2010.
The book count isn't particularly important,
but since I've been logging my books since 1986,
it's easy to make a count at the end of the year.
This is a fairly typical count;
my highest is somewhere over 100,
my lowest is in the 20s.

I've given myself permission to
end my Blessing cards project.
Very freeing;
it was becoming a chore, not a pleasure.
Instead of 100, I have 75.
An acceptable number.

I didn't post to this blog every day of 2010 as planned.
I quit on December 19th.
Just quit.
And didn't miss it.

Also, I've almost totally quit taking photographs.
I think I will resume; I just need a break.

I got my ears pierced on December 30th
(my first and probably last piercings)

Anne and I got tattoos on December 27th,
her third, my second.
We have identical tattoos
and we can add accessories with marker as the mood strikes.
Happy faces, anyone?
( Jan ???? )

Most everything else that's happened this year
was posted as it happened.

Here is a final "You are here" . . .

and a close-up of the oil spot . . .

A reflected good-bye to 2010 . . .

The end.
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ian's snowman . . .

Theresa reading "The Polar Express" to Ian . . .

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Walked to the mailbox this morning;
took some photos on the walk back down the drive.

When I copied them to the computer,
this one stood out (no edits) . . .

With CoffeeShop's Grainy B&W action . . .

With CoffeeShop's Lustrous Pop action . . .

With CoffeeShop's Orton action . . . my favorite . . .

Friday, December 17, 2010

Anya explores . . .

Leftover faces . . .

Thursday, December 16, 2010

CoffeeShop Blog posted a Grainy B&W action.
These photos are from Spring Mill this past October . . .

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Walking to work this morning,
there were little ice motes falling from the trees . . .

Looking directly into the sun . . .

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sent to me (on my cell phone) from Emma.
In the drip tray of the coffee machine . . .