OT (Off-topic) – although is it really off-topic? Hmm.
PART I: KARMIC BALANCING UPDATE
Not all this stuff has been documented here, but I do consider it part of the overall kismet of the project. Whenever I give a bag of stuff away, I usually feel that much lighter and spryer. There is the occasional tear shed at the departure of certain objects, those ones that have been with me for a long time, or were intended to be great things, but ended up being albatrosses. But truly I think they are more tears of joy.
2012 closed off with getting rid of old sheets – not donated as they were truly rags, tossing out old sentimental greeting cards ( a super tough one for me – I kept 1/2), and spending a lot of time cooking to use up dried beans, cans etc in the cupboards that had been there for a questionable period of time. No one got sick:)
I also recently got rid of, but did not re-photograph:
The waffle iron, the radio, sandals (plus another pair that didn’t get documented) and at least 4 more items I can’t remember were also released. Sometimes I say I will donate, sell or trash stuff, and sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. But it’s happening more.
One funny moment from 2012 – I found a link to my site from craigslist – the seller was using my pixs of the toaster to sell their own.
PART II: AWARDS
I got 3 blogging awards (or nominations) this past fall and am only now responding to them officially.
A Versatile Blogger award from Jen at WinterOwls.com (her blog extremely versatile and lovely too:)
One Lovely Blog Award, from Edwina reretro.wordpress.com (lovely stuff too)
and A Liebster Award ( which is the 2nd I think) befasterblog.wordpress.com ( a fellow Dr. Who fan)
1. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
2. Rules: Aack, I’ve left this so long that I can’t quite comply with this part the way one “should”.
Let this suffice:
Check out their blogs above.
Here’s a few more I read on a regular basis (even if I don’t always comment, time being what it is) – ones I award whichever award they would like: (in no particular order)
Richard – The Future is Papier Mache – art, photography, fantastic lists
Syndey – http://sydneylancaster.com/ – art (and I believe she is a fellow Canadian!)
FM – frivolousmonsters.wordpress.com/ – challenging to describe. Very funny writing.
CG – http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/ – photographs
B.G. Mitchell http://bgmitchell.com/ – who is a about to embark upon a year of comedy, after a year of living sober.
John – http://johntodaro.wordpress.com/ – photographs (many with stunning light)
Olive – http://ingewilkens.wordpress.com – photography – which I just discovered today she has been doing for over 50 years! I salute you.
That’s 7 – a nice uneven number. There are so many more. Happy New Year to all, happy blogging and all that jazz.
Many thanks for reading this blog, I appreciate every comment, and have a lot of fun reading your blogs.