Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

The New Year is coming and I hope it's a better one for you--and me, too. The hardest part for me is letting go of the old year and all that's attached to it--even the sad things. I seem to want to hang on just a little longer as if letting go would vanquish all the memories. The future is so unknown--kind of scary so it's hard to stand on the threshold of a new year and not feel the trepidation of it and want to stay with what I know. I want to believe that something wonderful is waiting just around the corner.

This year circumstances are going to make it possible to have New Year's Eve with my family. That hasn't happened since we were kids. So we're going to have champagne and snacks while we greet the New Year in.

I hope yours is going to be the best ever.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Have A Wonderful Christmas

     Wherever you are, whatever holiday you practice, I hope you keep safe and well.  For me, it's the big family Christmas Brunch.  I've been cooking since yesterday and look forward to having the time with family to share  our time together exchanging stories of past Christmases before we lost anyone from our midst, before Christmas brought with it  feelings of loss.  We'll evoke memories that make us laugh or give us pause and eat until we burst.  
     When everyone has gone their separate way, and the house grows silent once again, I'll think about the New Year and make a wish that it will be a very good year.
     In the meantime, I'll turn on the Christmas lights, nibble on the confections freshly baked and and anticipate with joy and hope for a very merry Christmas.  I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Joyful Kwanzaa!  Be safe. Be happy!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

My Provocative Ponderings

I hope you will check out my latest blog on Creating Memories at my Provocative Ponderings.  It's about gift giving at Christmas.
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