holidays


Another year has gone by.

It happens every year.  Christmas happens.  Everyone leaves and I’m left like a deer in headlights.  Which way do I go?  What do I do now?  I just spent the last five days joking and singing caroles and making food, and more food and more food.  Good food, no, “Great food”!  Foods I haven’t made since last Christmas.

I have this pang in my heart and tears in my eyes as I watch my daughter Meg, do the “Nini Wave” good-bye one last time as she turns towards the bus station and disappears into the building.  What happens to me now?  Do I just go back to – work?  Does this Christmas get filed like all the rest of the Christmases past as a “Christmas Memory”.  The answer is yes.

Our family is crazy to say the least.  We love movies; we live movies.  Movie quotes pop up in our conversations all the time.  This would be the time that I take the penny out of my pocket like Christopher Reeves in “Somewhere in Time” and go back to reality for at least one more year.

Keep it simple.  Yes that’s right; keep the resolutions simple and easy.  It’s the perfect solution to keeping the resolution.

Don’t say you are going to lose 20 pounds; make it five.  Don’t go to the gym and run five miles around the track, make it one mile of a pleasant walk to your Ipod; in other words, climb the mole hills not the mountains.

You could also make the resolution to say hello to people more often or to comment on how nice they look; ok, so they don’t look nice.  Be an “Eddie Haskell” and lie.  The next day they very well may look nicer because you made them notice how they look.  Make a resolution to make others feel good about themselves.

Clean out one drawer a month; get rid of all those clothes you didn’t wear in the last year (someone could really use them – except for those special things that you’ve had since high school); take a different route to work to experience the other side of the street and put away $20 a month in a safe place.

The best part is when next year rolls around you will be $240.00 richer and you can tell everyone you kept your resolutions!

Happy New Year Everyone!

It happens every year.  Christmas happens.  Everyone leaves and I’m left like a deer in headlights.  Which way do I go?  What do I do now?  I just spent the last five days joking and singing caroles and making food, and more food and more food.  Good food, no, “Great food”!  Foods I haven’t made since last Christmas.

I have this pang in my heart and tears in my eyes as I watch my daughter Meg, do the “Nini Wave” good-bye one last time as she turns towards the bus station and disappears into the building.  What happens to me now?  Do I just go back to – work?  Does this Christmas get filed like all the rest of the Christmases past as a “Christmas Memory”.  The answer is yes.

Our family is crazy to say the least.  We love movies; we live movies.  Movie quotes pop up in our conversations all the time.  This would be the time that I take the penny out of my pocket like Christopher Reeves in “Somewhere in Time” and go back to reality.