Happy New Year!!!! I cannot wait to say “good riddance” to 2020, and I have a feeling that I’m not the only person who feels that way. I haven’t seen my sisters in almost a year. I had knee surgery at the end of November and our son and grandson were here to help, so I did get to see them–and it was great. I wish they could have stayed until Christmas. And Christmas was SO different this year, too, wasn’t it? Our daughter and son-in-law live in Indianapolis, so it has been wonderful to have them close by. And they’ve been very helpful, too

Technology has probably saved my sanity on some days, because I can at least call, text, ZOOM, and even exercise virtually. Thank goodness. Something else that has saved my sanity (and no cracks from any of you about “WHAT sanity” ) is having a place in my home where I can go and paint and make a mess if I want to. Marilyn Derwenskus recently had a birthday, and I sent her birthday wishes via technology. I love what she said in response: “Thank you for remembering me on my birthday, and keep those paint brushes wet!”

At the end of this month I’m no longer going to be on the WSI board. I have been on the board for quite a few years, and I’ve held almost every position–and I’ve loved it and I’ve learned SO much from everyone. I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be here. I’ll still be a WSI member. I’ll still paint. I’ll still see you at meetings, etc. I encourage you to get involved. It was Doris McKee who encouraged me to get involved, and I did, and I’m glad

Meanwhile, paint beautiful things, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay healthy, and I’ll see you around

But that’s just my opinion.

Pat