Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010: a look back, a look ahead

The dishes are in the dishwasher ~ I can hear the gentle rumble as they wash. Now is the perfect time to take the opportunity to sit down and talk with you a while. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family. We had a nice Christmas. It was quiet, but nice.

This is my first post of 2010. Slow, I know, but I've been super busy so far this month, and I have scads of excuses as to why I haven't got around to blogging yet this year. The biggest reason I haven't blogged,  is that I have been working on a movie project which started filming January 5th. I am working as a Property Master, which is entirely new to me, but it's very creative position and every day is different on the set. I have some good people to work with, so ~ so far, so good.

This year after many, many years of not doing so, we decided to  go take a look at Edmonton's Candy Cane Lane. When our sons were young, we would often go there either driving the lane or walking it, if the weather was agreeable. This year it was very cold, so we drove the lane. The thing that struck us  was just how many houses were unlit. When the boys were little, there were very few houses who didn't participate. The displays back then were innovative, and fun. This year, there were less lights, and a lot less creativity. Candy Cane Lane 2009 was sadly disappointing.Here is an interesting documentary on Edmonton's Candy Cane Lane which was produced in 2004. At that time, 95% of the district's homeowners participated in the Christmas community display. I hope you enjoy the documentary, and I hope that Candy Cane Lane will be better and brighter next year!

Did you make any resolutions for the new year? I don't particularly like resolutions because most resolutions aren't kept. I figure the only way to go is to make resolutions that one knows one can keep. So, with that in mind, here is my 2010 resolution: I hereby resolve to have good intentions all year long. Now there's one I probably can keep.