". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Blessed New Year!

I for one am ready for it. 2010 kicked my fanny. I need only look at my blog post counter to see how much. In 2007 I logged 178 posts. I started blogging in May of that year. In 2008 I was cooking: 435 posts! Hmmm, wonder what was going on that gave me so much to talk about . . . . In 2009 I slowed down a bit, posting 321 times. But in 2010 I crashed and burned: 173 posts, including this one. That's just a little over half of last year's output.

I'm hoping that in 2011 the pendulum will swing the other way, if only a bit. I have wanted to write more this year, but life has gotten in the way. When I have managed to write it has been mostly about my personal life because I have had a hard time thinking much beyond that. That's not a bad thing, since most of you are friends who for some reason actually seem to be interested (thank you for that). But I envisioned this blog as a place to write about a lot more than just my comings and goings and doings, and I hope next year to more often venture outside my own four walls, maybe take a stroll through town, hike over to the next town or those hills in the distance, and perhaps even climb one and see what's on the other side. I would be honored if you would join me.


Dakotapam said...

I, for one, like reading what you have to say, so I look forward to hearing from you in the new year!

Katie said...

I haven't been following you TOO long, but I have a feeling the GOP race to 2012 will give you something to talk about.

Cheryl said...

Dakotapam & Katie, thanks for reading! And Katie, it looks like you've been following long enough to have me pretty much figured out! :-

Katie said...

I can't wait to hear what you have to say. I am getting quite excited for election politics to begin! 2012 will be my 2nd chance to vote in a national election. I've already started my research. Read this article last night: http://www.newsmax.com/JackieGingrich/GOP-2012-Romney-Palin/2010/12/30/id/381428
24 possible candidates mean I need to start my research!

Phillip said...

I was going to say "don't be so hard on yourself, dear - 2008 was a Presidential election year!", but Katie figured that out first!

Mitch Daniels in 2012.....unless we can get Chris Christie to run!

Cheryl said...

Katie, as you can see, my husband already has his candidate picked out. I haven't yet. :-)

I am beyond humbled to know that you are interested in my thoughts. I'll look forward to talking politics with you over the coming year!