Happy New Year, everyone!
In my small world a lot has happened in 2008. This year we have accomplished a lot of construction. Jerry built an addition to the house that I sit in now. A new pantry is almost finished, and renovations to the house in Manley Hot Springs, AK were mostly done this summer. I started a blog. Fluffy, my daughter’s poodle, came to live with us (temporarily) and keeps Daisy, the other poodle, happy. Gwen, a good island friend, moved to Alaska. I started painting again. I learned to play Mah Jongg.
The coming year will bring some fascinating changes in the wider world. Gone will be Bush and his henchmen. Gone, I hope, their philosophy of greed, paranoia and superstition.
Will things change a lot with Obama? Oh, I hope so. Will this country be able to turn away from the frenzied consumerism that has increasingly pervaded it, and look more to its people and communities? I hope so. That’s my wish for 2009.