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That feeling ~ New Year’s 2019

December 31, 2019 ~ I woke to a darkened house, blanketed in quiet from the snow swirling down.  It’s New Year’s Eve ~ and here we are on the cusp of a new month, a new year, a new decade.

Just like that.

When asked my resolutions for 2020 and I answered quickly – it’s simple, really. All I have to do is look back at the past 11 days off,  and therein lives my answer.

In 2020 I’ll try my best to recreate that ~

  1. That feeling, as winter winds roar outside the windows and you lift your head up from reading for 4 hours straight, plowing through magazines and books without a care or a distraction, a deadline or a phone call.
  2. That feeling, stretching and waking gently, without the glaring jolt of an alarm.
  3. That feeling, when you listen to your body and move it a little more, haul the boxes and work up a sweat taking down and packing up and catch yourself smiling because it’s only 9:30 a.m. and you’ve been up for 3 hours already.
  4. That feeling, between two major holidays, when you’re not sure which day it is – is it a work day? is it a week day?   And you have to consult the calendar to confirm.  And laugh about it.
  5. That feeling when your sustenance consists of coffee, bacon, eggs, cheese, pickles and clementines.

Nope, no New Year/New You for me. Not this year. I’m gonna focus on finding more of that feeling denoted above.

Your turn:

  1. How are you ringing in the new year?
  2. Do you resolve to do things differently?
  3. Do you want more of what you already have?

 

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” —Shauna Niequist

Happy * New * Year *

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Meme Christmas!

I’ve never done a “meme” before but this one was fun and easy to do – so thank you Terri at Into the Mystic for the idea.  I hope you’ll give this a go, too.

1. A Christmas song I can listen to even in June is: “Christmastime” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio (Charlie Brown).  It takes me right back to being a kid and the wonder and excitement that Christmastime always generated.

2. Hot chocolate, eggnog or mulled wine?   I’ll take an extra hot Chai Tea Latte, please!

Hot Chai tea? Yes, please

3. When do you put your Christmas decorations up? Usually about 10 days ahead of Christmas; I used to decorate every single room – now we only decorate the living room and front door.  Why?  What goes up must come down.   (Read how I nearly lost my cool here: Rants of Christmases past ).  Yep, no more manic merriment for me.

4. What are you having for Christmas dinner? We’re not. We’re having appetizers & pizza the afternoon of Christmas Eve so we can all feel like little kids again! Christmas morning we’ll have brunch featuring my company Fresh Toast … and dinner that day will be … leftover pizza! 20+ years of holiday cooking has taught me one thing: Simple. Is. Good.

5. What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? We always visit with family & friends on December 26th – Boxing Day. Never heard of Boxing Day? Read here.

6. Have you ever gone caroling? Yes, with my Sunday school class. I remember being very cold and wondering just who had the hot cocoa?

7. When did you discover the truth about Santa? Don’t know what you’re talking about.

8. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Our tree is a compilation of glass ornaments and hand-made paper treasures from the boys. Few items match, but it’s multicolored and has special items of significance from all of the places we’ve lived – Canada, Connecticut, New York, Texas, and Michigan.

a shot of youngest boy in grade school ...

the letter "B" for his big brother

handmade reindeer and holiday glass

and some Elvis for me!

9. What’s the best thing about Christmas?   All of it: time together to laugh, to play, to sing, to smile, to eat, to rest and to just … be.

10. All I want for Christmas is: See # 9.

  Christmastime is here… Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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