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Happy New 2012!

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

Holidays have been going beautifully. We have had a STACK of earthquake aftershocks (six over 4.0 in a one hour period from about 5am on Jan 2nd!) but nothing (TOUCH WOOD) too damaging after the first biggish one on 23 December. A bit frightening in some cases, but again, nothing that we aren't that used to! I spent time with family, and we had some sterling weather over Christmas. It feels good to put last year behind us!

This is me swimming in the Ashley river. I like it because it looks like I have no legs. This is two days after Christmas! There are some benefits to summer!Christmas...


I have no New Years resolutions at this time. I think the biggest thing I learned last year was that the best laid plans of mice and men can go remarkably astray in the blink of an eye (I think there's some more mixed metaphors I can fit into there, let me see...). So I'm just going to try and be good and be accepting of the things that the universe gently tosses my way. Or throws, hard, on occasion!

I hope this year will be a happy and satisfying one for us all. Lots of love to you ALL.

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Jan. 3rd, 2012 10:09 am (UTC)
Happy new year, love!

I really cannot imagine what earthquakes are like. Sometimes I am very happy I live in Norway - we can't say we have stable weather, becase it shift constantly, but at least it's (usually) not extreme weather or nature-forces (Except this Christmas - when we had the strongest storm/hurrucane ever meassured in Norway, but it only brushed this area).

I can't imagine summer-Christmas! I mean, I obviously have a winter-Christmas, and all the Christmas pictures are so winter-y etc as well, it really goes well with how Christmas is for me. How is that done in a summer-Christmas land - are you playing the fake winter-christmas (in decorations etc)?

I remember a little girl's reaction the first time she celebrated Christmas in Norway after she and her family came back to Norway after living in Equador for 5 years (I think she was 1 when they moved there). Her reaction was that "it's not possible to celebrate Christmas in Norway, it's so cold here that we can't even change into our nice clothes!"

Here's to a good 2012!

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