The year has hardly begun and already evidence of trails being blazed are apparent.
Some paths are straight, others seemed to have taken in error, requiring re-orientation to get headed in the right direction.
Some trail blazers had friends join in on the hike...
(Real friends stick with you even when it means being out in bitter cold.)
Then there are those friends who will join with you when you dance!
Passing in the dark: A man and a deer both tread the same path, but at different times and for different reasons.
The Lord (and snow) notices our comings and goings.
Mysterious trail blazers, whose mark our world in ways that puzzle us, sometime seem to know more about where they are going than we do!
(What made that trail anyway? A bird? A cat? I really don't know.)
Ever feel like you are coming and going all at once?
I added my own slippered footsteps to the trail as I slipped outside to get the morning newspaper.
More changes are a-foot: A new "in" color has been named for 2011!
Last year the color was turquoise.
Honeysuckle pink is now in!
(Curiously, that is exactly the color I wanted to paint behind our head board last year. It is also the color of a sweater I bought for myself so the cats could give it to me for Christmas, ahem...
And now I am considering using it in the downstairs bathroom along with turquoise to match the tiles, in a stripe.
Might even add a touch of celery green striping too.
Oh for more time, energy, ambition and less time at my job!
Interior decorating is fun...but seriously, after awhile, one simply must STOP changing things at home.
For those with a serious addiction to interior decoration: I vote the above decorating project be attempted!
Wouldn't that be fun and useful too?
OK...so here's what else I found today to make me laugh:
Quote from the newspaper columnist Ann Cannon.
She gave us 50 observations that she called Lessons That Carry Over to 2011.
I'm just going to copy my favorite few.
1. Public school teachers (and NURSES!) should be paid more than professional athletes.
2. It's worth it to keep speaking to family members even when you don't feel like it.
3. Peonies would not be loved nearly so much if they bloomed all year long.
4. Running never really gets easier.
5. Given a choice between winter rain and winter snow, I'll take snow, thank you.
6. Have you noticed that you spend the first half of your life acquiring stuff and the second half of your life getting rid of it?
7. Thank you notes are still a good idea.
8. Things often get worse. But then they get better. Until they get worse again. But then sometimes they get better again!
9. It is SO NOT TRUE that urine reduces the pain of a jellyfish sting.
10. Salt Lake City has excellent restaurants.
11. They should mention in prenatal classes that you never stop being a parent.
12. A great book for kids is often a great book for adults too.
13. The powers that be are well served by loyal opposition.
14. You say goodbye to your children's childhood when you say good bye to an old pet.
15. Taking offence is stupid: Most people don't intend to give it and why let the person who does have power over you anyway?
16. The good thing about winter is that you're allowed to put on your pajamas at 5:30 if you feel like it.
17. Change is hard. But so what?
18. At the end of the day, America is still an amazing country.
What say you?
Any clever insights to share to assist us in making 2011 a really great year?
Remember where ever you go this year:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him
And HE will direct your paths!