Holiday Letter 2011

Holiday letter: once again I fail to come up with an idea. This makes sixteen years I have been trying hard to be original. But I’m at a loss for a remarkable theme. Guess I’ll just wing it.

What shall I tell you about the year behind us? Not a lot to share.

Highlight #1: My Hawaiian vacation with my friend Margot. In February we spent a week in the sun. Well, it rained some too. My pictures are here, also here, here, here, and here. I think they came out well.

Highlight #2: My big project at work (POP) launched without a hitch. I led the effort to rebuild our intranet. And we succeeded.

Highlight #3: Thanksgiving with family meant so much this year. Time spent with cousins and a wonderful dinner in Wayne, New Jersey. [NOTE: my cousin Gail, who hosted our family's Thanksgiving dinner has just informed me that they reside in Warren not in Wayne, NJ.] And then, on Friday, my mom's 80th birthday. Great celebration. Day in NYC and Hugh Jackman’s Broadway show. Extraordinary!

I played lots of bridge and became Bronze Life Master. I am very proud. The NABC came to Seattle this fall. Many masterpoints.

I had a visit: my dear friend Linda who lives in Costa Rica. A short business trip brought Linda to Seattle. Wish we'd had more time. But we did enjoy the time we had to visit. Old friends are the best!

Other special things: Herbfarm for Margot’s birthday, Fabulous dinner! And this was precious: Holding a day old baby, so sweet, in my arms. You can find pictures of these things and some others: Google web albums.

I almost forgot to tell you about something: I had surgery. In January a hemorrhoidectomy. Snip, snip: all better!

Now I am planning my big vacation next year. Denmark and Sweden. Plus Estonia, Finland, and Iceland as well. Three weeks, May and June.

Have you figured out that there’s a hidden theme here? Or have I fooled you? If you cannot tell, keep reading until you can find the secret theme. Tell me what it is, and I will add your name to the Wall of Honor. If you need a hint, click the button up there at the top of the page.

I hope you have had and will continue to have a wonderful year. And your holidays are filled with much happiness. Plus good food and drink. And the year ahead brings you all manner of joy and a world of peace.

The Wall of Honor

Brooke Ducey
Erin Eadington Hoalst
Tom Wachs
Aaron Malver
Troy Aker
Mark Edgbert
Jason Brittsan

Now can you get it?
Be the next one on the Wall:
Guess the secret theme.

Email it to me:
lane at nocloset dot net.
It is not so hard.