Isn't this typical - I wrote my New Year post whilst updating the maps on my new Garmin. Apparently that is too much for my PC because my blog post froze. SIGH
It was dead brilliant.
Oh well. The blogosphere is full of beautiful written and important blogs where you will find posts commemorating the New Year. I am neither important nor a beautiful writer (and I'm only doing this because I have a cheesecake in the oven and what I really WANT to be doing is taking a nap) so I make no promises for this post. No. None at all.
Suffice to say we had a good year. Our travels enlightened us. We lost weight (but sadly gained some back - damn you Italy, damn you and your brilliant food all to hell). At the start of the year we had a long list of things we wanted to do around the house - at the end of the year it is all done but 4 things (light in wine cellar, re-caulk the master bath shower, replace the tap outside, and some electrical work outside) - we are those rare folks who renovated and lived to tell about it. I am now waiting for the karmic burning down of the house as the universe rights itself. I blame the aforementioned weight gain on the renovations as well - talk about stress! Work went well. We shared brilliant wine, drinks, and meals with good friends. We walked more than we ever have - having decided it was high time we explored the natural areas around us. We become more aware of local farmers and food producers. We laughed a lot.
Our motto remains, as always, a life is to be lived.
We try and live it to the max.
Our hope to you is that you can live your life to the fullest in 2011.