Happy New Year Everyone! This was a flash from my past. 1958 to be exact. When you quit laughing and can read again, that was the style both for hair and dress. It is now almost 7 p.m. here and dark and rainy. I hope it doesn't interfere with the fireworks at midnight. I love watching the colors fill my TV. Every year we talk about going to watch the fireworks over the inner harbor and every year we say, 'Why? It's cold out there.....' So we stay home, toast the new year in front of a cozy fire and congratulate ourselves on being so smart. I think it's just being old but I'll take smart. As long as the yarn doesn't run out and I can still pick up a crochet hook and occasional knitting needles, I'll be happy. There isn't any chance of that happening. I used up several skeins of yarn last week and then had to buy an additional skein of lavender to finish a shawl which means I'll have to make another one to use up the remaining lavender and so it goes. Anyway, life is good! Here's hoping that you had a great 2009 and that 2010 is even better. I am the hopeless optimist so I always expect tomorrow to be even better than today. So be happy, and remember, a person is just about as happy as he/she wants to be. I think Will Rogers said that and he was a very smart guy!