Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking back

2010 is almost over.

It was hot...

and cold.

There were accomplishments.  The garden we had prepared the fall before gave us an abundance of delicious edibles all summer and into the fall.  There's stuff on shelves and in the freezer still with that taste of summer.

I made progress with my piano journey.  I finished one beginner book and have performed a couple of times at student workshops.  While, I still have difficulty getting my fingers to behave,  I can read and play what I read - slowly.

There were pleasures:  new and old.  Watching my son create in the kitchen was a new and rare treat during the Christmas holiday.  I'm sure our kitchen wasn't quite like the restaurant kitchen where he cooks  for a living.  He brought his own knives.

There was time to spend on walks through the woods.

And always lots and lots of yarn to be knit up.
But my very favorite memory of 2010 is the time we spent at Lake Idabel.  That week of sun, lake, rest and respite from the world was one of the best holidays ever.

And now I'm looking forward to 2011.  Wishing everyone a happy New Year full of discoveries, pleasures, and celebrations.


Ginny said...

A wonderful retrospective of your year in pictures. Wishing you the best year ever Stephanie!! With joy, peace, health, and lots and lots of pretty yarn and patterns!

Rudee said...

Happy New Year, Stephanie!

Rose said...

Great blog post! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Mimi said...

Happy 2011, Stephanie!
It's been so much fun reading your posts in 2010.
He brought his own knives, he he he! I'd allow him in my kitchen any day!
Lovely look back at your year, and look forward to more fun this year!

Angie said...

Nice to look back & even nicer to look forward to a GREAT year ahead. Bring it on I say!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I anjoyed looking back with you....all the very best to you and your family in 2011,


cindy said...

What a wonderful way to reflect and look back over the year. We are lucky to have sons who cook...does yours clean up?

jeannette said...

Must be great to have a son who likes to cook! With piano -when you do it a lot, your progress will be fast:)


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