For some unknown (hmm...) reason, high impact excercise didn't look like the best idea today, on the first day of the new year. So we took the dog for a 1½ hour walk in the sorrounding areas of our home in Huddinge, starting out by exploring well known trails in the nearby forest. Great day for the outdoors - sunny and cold. Still no snow, but all the wet areas in the forest have frozen now, allowing for walking and running shoes that will be dry on returning home. What has 2009 in store for us? Who knows...A lot of things look threatening and dull, with talks of mass unemployment and resession on the horizon. I guess the best you can do, as always, is to keep your spirits high and retain a positiv outlook on things. It rarely helps to pout...(even though it sometimes actually feels good to embrace yourself in gloomy thoughts).
Anyway - let's hope that 2009 will surprise us all with lots of fun and good events. Let's hope that we can learn from the economical crisis of 2008 and that the terrible developments in the Gaza strip will resolve peacefully. In the long run, there obviously aren't any winners in a military conflict...Watching the horrible scenes from Gaza and Israel really makes you feel fortunate to live in a place so sheltered from any kind of real disturbances. It really put things in perspective, doesn't it? Recession? Unemployment? Lower value of properties? Sure, but this is something most of us can cope with. War isn't.
Looking forward to a great year - 2009.
Above - running parallel to the trail, a small creak has frozen overnight. You get the impression that it's been frozen instantaneously. Monica, Otto and Chico (our white Boxer) are enjoying themselves in the faint December sun light. Chico is incidentally wearing his Elvis costume - pretty sharp, right? :-)
The clouds on the horizon (last pic) are kind of ominous - let's hope they'll stay there...