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E#nd of the Year Thoughts

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some thoughts from Zig Ziglar:

The pessimist sees only the mist.

You cannot have good ideas until you have a lot of dreams.

The best dreams happen with your eyes wide open.

What's a genius? Someone who aims at something no one else can see and hits it.

Why grieve because all your dreams have not come true? Neither have all your nightmares.

  


Counting Down, the End-of-the-Year Cleanout!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just two more days left until the new year arrives. That is two days to get all of the bad stuff from the holidays out of the house. Chocolate, cookies, cakes, pies. My usual routine is to eat all of this stuff. After all, there are children in (insert the third world country of your choice) who are starving and my eating this stuff will fend off their starvation. I think a better solution would be to find someone closer to home who would appreciate these goodies or just feed them to the trash can. No real point in backing up to get a start on the new year.

  


Reflections on Christmas

Monday, December 28, 2009

What a great season is Christmas. People actually act as though they like one another! While the magic of Christmas is in no small part because it comes but once a year, it would be nice if people kept Christmas in their hearts for a little bit longer.

Among the adults, we have reduced the gift giving to drawing names and exchanging gifts with one other person in the family. We have a tradition of buying two presents, a major present with a stated cost limit and a second gift for under $10.00. The ten dollar gifts have turned out to be the most fun to buy and to receive because they tend to be thought out.

Additionally, the adult gifts tend to be usable or disposable items like clothes, bedding, foodstuffs, personal services and the like. This means it is not necessary to have some more shelf space to display your Christmas presents.

One present I got this year was bottles of English Leather and Canoe colognes. Ah! I smell like high school again!

  
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RDEEEEEEEEE 12/28/2009 9:33AM

    lol. vintage colognes

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Twenty Ten, WOW

Sunday, December 27, 2009

In less than a week it will be 2010. It doesn't seem that long ago we were dancing like it was 1999. Then it was 1999. and now it's 2009 for just a few more days. Time flies when you are having fun!

As each year passes, we are provided with more memories. Family outings, family gatherings, friends' celebrations.

The days pass quickly, we have to savor each one as it is a fleeting thing, only with us for an instant and then gone.

Make a resolution to create at least 365 happy memories in 2010

  


There's Got to be a Moring After!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Reflections on this Christmas are pleasant. There were some rough spots. We ordered a special present for my grandson and it did not arrive. We got him a substitute present to hold the place until the original one arrived and he couldn't have been happier with any present than he was with the substitute. We had dinner reservation Christmas Eve at a local restaurant and when we all arrived, there was a chain across the driveway with a sign that read "Closed for December 25" Not closed for Christmas but closed for December 25. Maybe they should have said "Closed for Happy Holidays" or "Closed for Winter Solstice". Political correctness sucks. In the spirit of The Christmas Story", we went to a local Chinese Restaurant for dinner. "Deck the Harrs with boughs of Horry, Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra!"

These were mere bumps in a very smooth road. Our extended family gathered on Christmas Eve and our nuclear family on Christmas afternoon, sharing the joy of the holiday as it should be shared.

God Bless us all, everyone!

  
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MKPRINCESS007 12/26/2009 11:50AM

    Wait, just so I am clear...........you had a reservation at a restaurant for Christmas, and when you got there it was closed??????????? What??? That is outrageous! They would be hearing from me when they reopened! :)
Sounds like you were able to pull together a good holiday, despite the bumpy road! Way to go!

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