Well, the New Year drawth nigh...... I think that sort of how Old Will Shakesphere would have put it..... Humm... come to think of it... have you ever really met anyone lately named "Shakesphere"???? LOL... it was just a thought.... I have random thoughts pretty frequently, it seems. I do sometimes wonder where these come from.... maybe its sheer boredom...that brings these to mind, and yet, maybe.... I'm just terribly creative in my thinking..... Yeah... I like THAT thought much better. It makes me feel as though I'm NOT losing my marbles. Come to think of it... have I ever HAD marbles?.... No... not even to put in a pie shell to keep it from bubbling up as it baked. I hear some cooks use dried beans instead.... OH...see, how one thought leads to another? Another tangent strikes again!!! Well... that's a deep subject... darn... I did it again....LOL........... Ok.. I will try to stay on track.. Today, being one of the last few days of 2009.... brings to mind that a new year is in the wings.... Have you considered what you might like to do in 2010? I don't think of these as my resolutions... but, rather, my contemplations.... I think that I will want to concentrate on learning some new skills.... maybe learning how to take some really cool digital photos like Pony Girl manages to do ... and make it look so easy... Or to have some sort of Etsy shop and make creative things to put online to sell... or, maybe, I will try and start my Great American novel, that I've thought of doing before.... I did have a college professor once, who told me that my stories were good enough to be published. Blogging seems harder to me than writing fiction.... so, don't judge my stories on what I write here... LOL.... I'd like to be able to cook some of the super recipes I've seen on the foodie blogs I have frequented... but, better yet... I'd rather be invited to taste test their samples... I'm getting a little lazy in my older age... but my mouth works pretty good still.... Of course, eating samples of great food may interfere with my losing the weight I'd like to send elsewhere, every day of my life.... And... I think that I might like to find time to see the Grand Canyon this coming year. I have been past it at least 6 times... within 50 miles of it...but was on a time schedule that prevented me from getting any closer. But... maybe this coming summer.... who knows?..... As I said...contemplations.... you can sit and ponder.... now, what would I like to do in 2010?..... Got any ideas?