Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Last Post of the Year.

I wish every day of every year could be spent like today; short of taking a cast or two in a stream teeming with native brook trout, the last day of 2006 was perfect.

My children woke me up at 7:30 a.m., and I promptly sent the boys out the front door to get the Sunday paper; my wife brought me a cup of coffee while I read the front sections of the Observer; afterward I ate breakfast with my family, goofed around a bit on the internet, and then accompanied everyone outside to rake pine needles and play.

My wife is much better (more diligent, in any case) at raking than I am, so my four year old son, Mitchie, and I went down to the stream in our back yard to look for crayfish. We saw a small green anole lizard, racoon tracks, and a wild cat, but alas no aquatic life.

We came back inside, and while my daughter napped and my wife shopped I left some comments on other people's blogs, and wrote a post of my own here. Thanks to the power of the wireless network, I was able to do all of this in front of the television with my sons, watching Return of the Jedi for the 100th time.

Now the children are in bed (though not asleep, for I can hear the boys' chatter slowly raising up to a dull roar), and I am enjoying a cup of mint tea, made from leaves off a mint plant on my back porch that has thus far survived the light frosts we've had this winter.

The day is ending well, and hopefully it bodes well for tomorrow, a new day, and a new year.

It marks the milestone for Wilsonizer, too; one year ago this afternoon I began this little blog, with just a bit of motivation and a spare electron or two to get it started. I tapered off posting a bit when my work duties became busier, but I nonetheless kept this place open. For those of you who visit from time to time, please keep doing so, and I promise to keep trying to have relevant interesting and even occasionally funny things to say on this little blog.

Happy New Year everyone, and good night.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you on your first year of blogging - And for continuing!! - I admire your diligence. And it sounds like you have a lovely family.
Best wishes for 2007.

Bob W. said...

Thanks, Cindy, and please keep reading!!

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