I'd like to write an enormous post right now, about the fun I had at the La Habra Public Library. It was a rotten day, weather-wise; cold drizzle wept from the grey sky all day long. (Side note: amazingly, my beginning riding student showed up for his lesson - by the end, not only was he cold and wet, he discovered he was allergic to horses!) Still seventeen brave souls got in their cars and schussed over to the library to hear me blather on about stuff.
The meeting was supplied with hot apple cider and homemade cookies, still warm when they arrived. The people who stayed away don't know what they missed.
As you can tell, it was an event filled with smiling faces, eager minds, and warm feelings. I'll talk about it all later, but I have to make this evening a short one.
Tomorrow my family heads to the mountains for three days. Please don't tell any crooks who might want to rob us when we're gone, although we'll have a friend hanging out at our place, so I guess it won't do them any good anyway. We'll spend New Year's in Idyllwild with friends, relaxing, playing games, doing whatever we want to do, instead of what we have to do.
I'll be working on a New Year's Resolution list. I don't usually make them. They fall apart after the first day or so, and the only resolution I've ever been able to keep is the year I vowed never to watch Robocop again. So far, that one's holding. But I'm feeling a bit, hmm, thoughtful this year, guilty that I've wasted time and energy doing nothing, when I could have been writing and riding. I'm not certain how that thoughtfulness will end up in the resolution list, but it will shape it.
In the meantime, Happy New Year, everyone - see you in 2010!