Those days in between Christmas and the New Year tend to be some of my favorite days of the holiday. They have much to offer! The shopping is over. The rituals of Christmas, wrapping, shipping,delivering, checking the list twice to be sure no one was missed, is passed! Cards have been sent, cards and gift rec'd. Whew. . those are all biggies. So now you can relax. Enjoy the beauty of the Christmas tree and decorations on a calm day instead of a busy day. It's now acceptable to take it all down if you have tired of the clutter or just bask in the glow if not. Reread Christmas cards and letters without having to rush through them and check to be sure that a card was sent to that person. Too late anyway, will catch them next year. The 'tween days are a good time to contemplate the coming year. What do I want to do differently? Make New Year's resolutions if you are in to those things. I am more into just the contemplating. I like to do things that make a difference. In dealing with my LB issue, I have been very self centered this year. After all, if I do not concentrate on surviving the big "C" would I be around to make a difference for anyone in my life or the world. So my 'tween days thoughts wander through the annual ones of healthier eating and more exercise,(Tom's peppernuts and stolen baking projects were exceptional this year and reflecting on my waistline) better organization(always an annual as I think about the coming tax season), keeping check on my shopaholic activities(reminded of yesterday as I scarfed up the end of year clearance items at the Beall's store). But also I am thinking of making a difference in others lives is important to me. My daughter and grandson are both having graduation ceremonies in May. Daughter on track to excellent employment and grandson on track to college. I like to think I have and will have a supportive hand in that. That will make a difference. I continue to be supportive to Kiwanis charitable activities. I continue to believe they make little differences for many. But I need something more. . contemplating. . . thinking. . . I am so fortunate. . so many other are not. . .As the Quaker Friends say "A way will open. . "
I am feeling well. I spent a gift certificate on a couple expensive bras(I normally don't splurge on underwear purchases) that are evenly shaped, since I no longer am. Why didn't I think of this before? I have always worn the softer, unshaped ones which just don't work well in my out of balance LB situation. I must be getting better to be so happy with such a trivial matter!
The New Year is coming quickly! Had a delightful dinner last night with Silver City friends and acquaintances. We usually hibernate for New Year's Eve but were invited to go to an early dinner with good friends at Bear Mountain Lodge just outside the town and one of our favorite spots. That's a go! We have some photography to deliver to a locally gallery this morning and will stop by our favorite breakfast spot on the way. Yes life is good. And time to contemplate that in these 'tween days of 2011. . .
Happy New year all. . the photo I am using is an abstract(like this post?) ice painting by my good friend "Mother Nature".. She always supplies me with the best raw material for my photography. . hugs and love to all. . .