I think it's no accident that wishes are associated with things that float on the wind, like blowing the seeds off a dandelion or an eyelash off your finger. Butterflies are a good symbol for wishes because they also fly on the wind, but not until they've undergone a complete transformation. Of course, their flying time (and lives) are brief, so they're a reminder not to hesitate too long to pursue our truest wishes.
Kansas Women Bloggers has a Photo a Day challenge every month intended for Instagram, but I thought it might be fun to do it on my blog this month instead, particularly after I fizzled out with NaBloPoMo in November.
December 1st - What makes you smile?
Post-playdate Toby with his tired eyes and his tongue poking out.
Here's a preview of the whole month's worth of subjects.
In the past year, I've had less to say on the blog than usual, so it seems fitting that a retrospective should be based on photos rather than solely on words.
I decided to choose one photo from each month. They aren't necessarily meant to sum up the year, but I wanted to pick images that I hadn't posted before that caught my eye while I was scrolling through.
The year was marked by unseasonably warm weather, which explains what I was doing at the Kansas City Zoo in January with nephew, niece and sister.
In February I spoke at the IABC Business Communicators Summit. I wore my pixel skull socks for luck.
In March, I chose not to cook Trillian for dinner despite her apparent willingness to sacrifice herself.
Did a little antiquing in Weston, Missouri after Applefest in October.
Got in one last run in November: a two-mile wilderness run. It was cold and my asthma acted up, but I still enjoyed hanging out with friends and getting some exercise.
December was all about cooking and baking. I hosted a cookie party, got together with my sister and niece for a day of candy making, and made these sugar cookies on my own time to try out the rocket cookie cutter that one of my co-workers made with the company's 3D printer. Keith will recognize the Dalek from the cookie cutters I got from him.
I'm looking forward to an equally active and fun 2013 and wishing you the same!