Brand New Season

I lay awake this morning

and realized that today I embark on a new season of my lifelong production, my 62nd season. I am glad I was renewed for another year. There have been changes of course, the theme song needs to be played louder, and I like closed captioning, but hey, the show is still on the air.

There have been times when I was unsure if there would new episodes, but that changed April 24, 2019 with my kidney transplant.

Most of the episodes last year in my 61st season were filmed on location here in Penticton, but some in early 2020 were done in Maui, the entire cast had a wonderful time there.

January 2020 in Maui – the main cast

All the episodes filmed locally are sublime year-round, regardless of snow, wind or sunshine. It’s a lovely location, the Okanagan, with lakes, blue skies, and all the regulars and guest stars love it here.

Over the seasons, it has become a theme of my show to celebrate the ordinary, and really my ordinary seems pretty extraordinary to me.

I love homemade, I enjoy fresh air, and walks and fresh air here strike me as dazzling no matter how easily obtained.

The doctors, friends, neighbours, family and city are all appreciated sincerely by myself.

Florida, Europe, the Cook Islands are all wonderful but I am not waiting until I am far away at a distant location to celebrate the simple.

The local wind, bird sounds, quail, deer and the lapping of lake waves and small city living are all pretty glorious to me.

Another bonfire tonight – toasting my toes and marshmallows too !

One day, you’ll look
To see I’ve gone
For tomorrow may rain, so
I’ll follow the sun – click to hear and see the song

The next season of David Folstad, will likely be more of the same, which is better than “fine” to me. I hope you will “stay tuned“.

Big thanks to everyone – the steady cast, the guest stars, and to everyone that helps the show to continue. Tonight the cast party will include homemade carrot birthday cake from my lovely wife Susan.

Celebrating 62 today, and thanks everyone for your kind wishes as I kick off next year. – Thanks for your interest in my blog.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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29 Responses to Brand New Season

  1. Happy Birthday David! What an amazing adventure this game of life! So glad your chapter continues! Good news. Sending love and good wishes your way, C

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  2. Jane Fritz says:

    Happy birthday, young man! What a lovely post. πŸŽ‚πŸπŸ˜Š

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      young man! :)β™₯ thank you – every day is special and today was really nice. Many wonderful messages, long walk outside in the autumn sun, played frisbee catch, played baseball catch, bonfire on the lake to end the day. hugs – David

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  3. Bob Smith says:

    This is great, one of your best posts. I laughed out load. You made my day. Bob

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  4. Claudette Weeks. says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! Have fun at your party!!! And keep on enjoying the simple joys of life. Warm greetings to Susan and the rest of the β€˜family cast’.

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  5. drpassenger says:

    Happy birthday David from my side too. you are the big man with big heart and huge appreciation. Enjoy the life ahead.

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  6. leggypeggy says:

    Happy Birthday. Glad you cherish every day.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks Peggy, maybe it’s because I am getting older, or maybe it’s because of my ongoing health challenges but regardless I am grateful to be able to enjoy simple pleasures. I appreciate hearing from you. -David

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  7. Happy birthday, David! The renewal doesn’t surprise me in the least, as I believe you still have things to share with and teach us on this earth! I’m grateful for you!

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  8. LA says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  9. storygal says:

    Happy birthday, David. I loved how you referred to life as a stage play with players, including yourself, as the cast, in whatever location you find yourself. Gratitude is a wonderful thing. Keeps us humble.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      This comment is welcomed as I always am interested in particular what readers thought, liked or thought I could improve on. I agree, there is an amazing aspect to the gratitude attitude. Bless you Carolyn. – David

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  10. I hope your renewal goes on for many more seasons. Hope you had a wonderful day in your beautiful surroundings.

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  11. Lorrie says:

    Happy Birthday and Many Blessings to you on your journey forward.

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  12. Southern Patches says:

    Happy Birthday David and cheers to all that you are and enjoy. I am so glad I have come to know you.

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  13. Happy birthday, Dave! I think that celebrating the everyday things, and just being here, is the one the best things we can do for our well being.

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  14. Joni says:

    Happy Birthday! Glad to hear you were renewed for another season, and all the cast and crew helped you celebrate. That Maui picture is beautiful!

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