it's been a while since i've written anything, and part of the reason is because i haven't been motivated to do much of anything. i got a cold about a week ago, and just when i thought i was on the mend, i got a little stomach bug which zapped me of most of my energy and had me remembering what projectile vomit is all about.
i had a great weekend (despite the stomach bug) visiting old friends in Reno whom i hadn't seen in about twenty years (since high school) and remembering why it is that i have furry kids and not the human kind. wow. what a lot of work and challenge those little ones are. hats off to all of you who have the human kind of children. i don't think i could do it.
i was commenting on another friend's blog that i am impressed by her ability to look to the future and see where she might possibly be 5 years from now. i'm just looking at where i might be 2 months from now, and it's hard for me to look much further ahead. not sure why that is, but that's how my brain is functioning these days. might be a survival tactic: that i'm trying to enjoy the moment and not get disappointed in things that might not materialize.
for the next few days, i will be driving many miles: first to Utah, then to Idaho, then back to Nevada. long days in the car looking out across our Western landscape of desert is a great place to contemplate all that we have: the hidden splendors that can show up at any time without warning, and the joys that they bring.
Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a joyous 2011.