Bears won!! But so did Minnesota, so the Bears are out of the playoffs. So ends another year of pathetic performances by Chicago's sports teams. And 2013? Ain't lookin' a whole bunch better.
Today, of course, is New Year's Eve. I had to decide whether to look back over hte year or look forward into next year.
I think I'd rather look forward.
This will be a year of renewed effort and devotion to the processes of Art. Oils. Watercolor (I'm hoping Rusty Harden will hold another watercolor seminar in Tipp City, OH. On a weekend. I'll be there.) I need, also, to attack "Sarah" with more vigor (I REALLY want to get her done) and I need to get back to Gwalchmei and his story.
This will be, for me, a year in which I adopt some new technologies as my own - for the purposes of my employer - and, also, for the purposes of the business I own. Building, configuring and deploying virtual systems - cool stuff and tricky.
More reading. I am currently reading "The Woman Who Died a Lot" by Jasper Fforde - the seventh in the Thursday Next series. I may have mentioned once or twice before that Jasper Fforde is my favorite author. I'm also in the middle of "Nearly Departed in Deadwood" the first of four in a series by Ann Charles. Jasper comes first, though. I have him from the library. Hardcover. Ann is in my Kindle.
Lastly - The Packers are going to play Minnesota next week. They really needed the bye week to heal up some players - I see the Packers losing the NEXT game, as well - and the Vikings go on the the next round of play.
I wish one and all a Happy, Joyous, and Prosperous New Year.