December 31, 2016
Well not a total sugar detox but just scaling back to my little bits of daily dark chocolate delights :-)
Happy New Year to you all!
May we do what we love to do and do it often.
December 26, 2016
In the end, when all the hunting and gathering was done, love and my Christmas spirit arrived and I had a really nice time hosting. I think I just need to allow my pre-holiday frustrations to seep out sometimes, kind of like letting the air out of an overly full balloon.
On Christmas Eve my sister read a poem with a lovely message. It seemed especially poignant this year:
What is Christmas?
It is tenderness of the past,
courage for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow
with blessings rich and eternal,
and that every path may lead to peace.
~ Agnes Pharo
I hope that this year, you felt some blessings eternal too.
December 17, 2016
Just between you and me, I hate the holiday hustle...frankly, besides the tree, sparkly white lights, yummy food and being together, I could just skip it. And even this I could skip. I know, I'm such a scrooge.
The best thing to me about December 25th is not having to do it again for 12 more months.
This year I vowed to keep it simple and not go near a mall. In fact, I vow to not go near a mall ever again if I can help it. I know this is stretching it however...although, we should get use to the concept as shopping malls are becoming a thing of the past, as they are slowly going extinct.
I'm enjoying buying from small independent shops and making things if I can and the rest is so easily done online with google images/google shopping. For instance, I wanted to get my 95-year-old mom some purple pajamas (her favorite color). They will go nicely with her purple glasses and her purple walker and her purple watch band :-) Had I gone out into the world on foot to search far and wide for a pair that I like, it may have taken forever. However by googling them they were instantly in front me. Like magic.
For a bit of humor this week, I bring you this funny, over-the-top clip made by Naya, a breast pump company: