A short review of 2010 --
1. Most important accomplishment was the last two months of the year, taking care of mom. We never had a close relationship (she wasn't the mothering type and we both value our privacy), but after she had a fall and a few days in the hospital, someone needed to get her home, and that was me. And then she needed 24-hour care and decisions needed to be made and things done and the household taken care of, and it all dropped in my lap, and I have no experience in such things.
But sometimes when you have no choice it makes it easier. And I had no choice. Things are well now, though she is very frail. But there is an unknown journey ahead. You just do the best you can and hope it suffices.
2. It was a discouraging year for running, sore feet from early spring through late fall. Things don't heal fast, if at all, at this age, though time seems to have at least a little healing power. So not so much orienteering, and certainly not much satisfying orienteering because my conditioning was so poor. The low point was the Highlander, just totally battered. The high point, not sure there was one.
On the other hand, I got out on my bike a lot for me, 2000 miles, included several long rides that will be good memories.
At this point I have hopes for 2011, but it depends on how the legs hold up.
3. It feels like I spent a good bit of time organizing O' stuff, helped with WCOC and NEOC A meets very modestly, both of which went well, plus the Corn Maze Champs and the Superstars. The latter two were both a lot of work and a lot of fun.
My guess is for 2011 I will do a good bit less.
4. I continue to be hopeful for progress for the federation, and disappointed at the lack thereof.
5. I continue to cherish many friends in the sport, even when they are pissed at me. :-)
So far 2011 has gotten off to a bad start. I sure hope things improve.