snowman Originally uploaded by dressform.
the long awkward way of saying happy new year! 2005 is going out with a BANG in our hood. it's been raining non-stop. pouring really. flood warnings [that wrenching noise on the TV and radio] roof leaking [ugh! we thought we took care of this!] 50 mile per hour winds with branches all over the place.... i guess 05 doesn't want to just go quietly.
above is the adorable dapper vintage snowman box that E and C gave us yesterday. he seemed like the perfect pal to usher in 2006 to me....
i've been thinking a lot [this time of year certainly does this to you, huh?] actually contemplating would be more like it. it's funny how we humans use this whole time thing as a marker to institute change or make decisions. i wonder if this is just part of our instinctual fiber.... re-assess and institute alternatives or plunge forward [if things are working for you] every 12 months...
haven't been blogging much because as the countess and i were discussing: if you don't have something interesting to blog about, then why blog? but i'm starting to think that it's all interesting in one way or another. some of the art that i love the most documents the most mundane of moments. and i really think that sometimes by simply typing something [no matter how boring] it can actually manufacture a bit of magic, or a sliver of inspiration [ok, maybe blogging about laundry would not be so great, but....] i can hardly believe that this is the 2nd new years that my blog has managed to witness.....
and in this year so much has changed. i now feel entrenched in this community that i have the utmost respect for. i am so inspired by all of you out there - and so thankful for all of you that visit and comment and notice. really and truly. i had no idea that i would find such loyal, authentic, and frankly tangible friendships with people whose voices i never hear and whose faces i don't see [other than in photos or the occasional lucky meeting!]
i am so very very lucky. for my friends, for my family [who i know sometimes rely on this little blog to know what i'm up to!] thank you. happy new year.
p/s :: if any of you are feeling reflective, and haven't done so already - participate in "why i blog"... i'd love to read more and add to the list!
tonka hopes that you all celebrate so much that you spend tomorrow like this.