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Sunday, January 1, 2012

the new year is here

I can't have a blog on New Year's day and not wish everyone a Happy New Year, but I certainly hope nearly forgetting my blog today isn't a sign of how my year is going to be. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm still catching up from Christmas. Love it. It's my favorite holiday, hands down. Mary spoke of family in a previous blog. Oh, yes. Though we're scattered, Christmas Eve is the time we all come together or try to. Some who live too far away don't make it, but they try. Nineteen of us gathered together this year from the great, great grandma of the family to one carrying a little girl that will be added to the family in Feb. The girls all pitched in during the day to get the meal ready for the evening while the boys watched football and napped. Typical, huh? We ate the Mexican feast I started preparing a week ahead of time, exchanged our gifts, and then hit the desert line. With the meal we fixed the next day for Christmas, hubby and I are still eating leftovers. We're pretty bad in this family about staying in touch. Many of us don't talk to the others for months at a time, but come Christmas, we all know it's meet and catch up time. We reaffirm our love for one another and that fact that if one of us is in need, they only have to call.
Alas, now once the holiday was over it was back to work. The household chores are already sliding while I catch up. No resolutions for me. They don't hold any better on a special day than they do during the year. Who started that idea anyway? And what about the one if you take down all the Christmas decorations on New Years day, you'll have good luck all year? I'm thinking about it. I've even brought in some of the outside decorations all ready. That doesn't mean I'm going to get it done. Will I have bad luck all year if I don't? Maybe unplugging the tree on the way to the washroom will count.
Silliness aside, Have a Happy New Year.  Come and visit us here often, sharing serious and silly in the year to come.

Larriane Wills also known as Larion Wills
two names, one author, thousands of stories
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