"Searching is half the fun:  life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt, as opposed to a surprise party."

~  Jimmy Buffett


Jimmy might have a point, but I stumbled upon a rose bush in full bloom yesterday -- and given that our recent cold weather has eradicated most signs of colour around here, I'll happily take this lovely surprise.


*  Whether you're a scavenger hunt or a surprise party kind of person, consider signing up for CREATE.2014:  it's going to be all about framing the coming year, with lots of mess-making, and not a guilt-inducing resolution in sight.   I'd love for you to join us.