Starting the new year on the path least traveled..

Dear Diary Page 48..

Hello Diary..

Well, the new year is here, should prove to be a interesting one…and I have learned a few things.. I had a teacher in high school once tell me that “ the day I need not gather anymore knowledge is the day of my funeral”.. 😀 so what have I learned, one asks?..
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”
“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”
“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.”
“I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.”
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.”
“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”
“I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”
“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.”
“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

And remember, Diary; “Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow remains a mystery, today is a gift. Greet it with open arms, a open heart, a open mind and a smile. Enjoy it because it won’t come again. (Larry “Dutch“ Woller penned 6-7-2008) “

That being said, the last post I shared a few hobbies that I did not get to finish, for one reason or the other… will now share some that I will be working on and a new one or two… 😀

But before that, a picture of Bree opening Christmas presents;

Bree opening Christmas

One of my likes/hobbies is puzzles.. in the past I never had room to put one out and leave it out to work on as I wished so made a puzzle table….

puzzle table (2)

I like the challenge of a complicated puzzle although I would probably be more successful if I stayed with the 6-10 year old age group… 😀

Two things I have done in the past is draw and paint, nothing earth shattering because time would not let me dwell on it like I wish to but now have a drawing/painting table, can use it for drawing;


Been doing a bit of practicing;


Or I can use it for painting, either by numbers, as you see here, or by free hand..

paint table

In either case, I can leave it all out whenever I have had enough for a time, unlike in the past… I recall in history’s past about a time I were building a 36 inch model of the USS Constitution.. I had it painted and all put together, ready to run the rigging and the sails, when a group of children (who shall remain nameless but the know who they are.. 😀 ) decided to have a pillow fight…when it was over, the model looked like it took a direct hit from a cruise missile, completely destroyed!.. to this day do not know who the perpetrator was…. 😀

Anyway, while I am not very good at multitasking, while I am doing any of the above, I can work on my interrupted a number of times so more or less starting over….

speed spanish diploma

While I was going through my list of hobbies/things I like to do, woodworking was one of my favorites and still have number of tools.. one of which is this dremel;


Going to send the dremel to a close friend as my friend has developed a interest in carving, scribing, relief work, etc and this is the tool to do it with.. Takes practice and patience, I never used plywood but real wood and each type was a bit different to work with but one can do a lot with the dremel… I made music boxes with it, one or two like this one, which I kept;

With garden and other likes, it should be a active, interesting and pleasant year on the path least traveled… will return again one day, Dairy, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..

As for my outlook for the coming year, I agree with Mr. Armstrong…

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