Sunday, December 27, 2009

In The Books & Casting Bread

Tis the season for looking back over the last year and taking stock, trying to make sense of everything that's happened, and trying to fit it all together into a whole. For me, this has been a very eventful year. An eventful year almost in the books now.

Hopefully next year won't be so exciting. If you've followed this blog, you're up to date on most everything - until the last week! Whadda week ...

As much as it sounds like a lyric from Billy Joel's "Piano Man", my
dance instructor, Jacqui, joined the Navy and probably will be in it for life.


This year there were several new and innovative Christmas light displays. This one was around the Chesapeake corporate campus. Of course my camera couldn't do justice to it. It was really great ...


Then came the snow and more snow and then ... even more snow. Driving through the blizzard to get home was an experience. It took 3 hours and 2 minutes to make the 22 miles drive ...


The next day, there was loads of snow around the house ...




I've found some comfort in an old bit of genuine wisdom. "Cast your bread upon the waters and you shall find it" (Ecclesiastes 11-1).

This is going to be my approach toward this next year. I'm not sure what the new year will bring, but I know one thing for certain. I can think of ten things right off the top that are gone and don't look to be ever coming back.


Don't ask. Casting bread upon the water sounds whole lot more postiive than living a lyric from that old Jimmy Buffet song "Margaritaville". So THAT'S what I gonna do!

8 comments:

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

"Cast your bread upon the waters and you shall find it" - a nice thought to start one more revolution around the sun(People call it new year ;) )

kylie said...

i'm not sure how to interpret the verse.
i'm thinking you are gonna let go of what is lost and move on....?

interesting post, skeeter

i hope 2010 is a good one for you

Megan said...

I'm going to go make some toast...

Leni Qinan said...

Margaritaville sounds sad. "Cast your bread upon the waters and you shall find it" sounds much better. The way to get is to give.

Have a Happy New Year, Skeeter. I hope it's much better than 2009!

Mel said...

Ah--well, I'm glad that you arrived safely.

Five hours for the usual two hour drive is what the kiddos did....against any good judgement. *shaking head* Silly kids...

Cast away, sir--cast away!

Cinnamon said...

Look at all that beautiful snow. So glad you got home ok.

You will miss your dance instructor- I know, I got the dance bug too. how is the dancing going BTW?

yeah, agreed, leave the painted toenails behind for sure ;)

Maria said...

Ugh. We received 14 inches of that horrid white stuff and more is forecast for Wednesday. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

Harshita said...

Ah! thats too much of snowfall there.. but then its looks beautiful in the pics n not horrible :)

Wish you a better and happier new year ahead.