Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Planning for the New Year!
New Year's Resolutions. You either love them or hate them.
I guess it's that way for a lot of traditions. I had a friend in high school who sent New Years cards instead of Christmas cards. She liked the idea of starting the new year with a contact. A way to keep our friendship fresh and new. Of course, it's also the girl/woman who totally ghosted me after high school.
It's sad when you reach out on Facebook to someone who used to be a friend and they pretend you're invisible. But then again, social media is a great way to reconnect with true friends who you've lost touch with over the years. One of my high school buddies sends me sunrise pictures every now and then.
And, it's got me thinking. I need to reconnect with old friends. See what's going on in their lives. Maybe get my aunt thinking about the same thing. Right now, all she's thinking about is the wedding. Her wedding. Maybe if we did a trip down memory lane, she'd see that there is a world of people out there, just waiting for contact. Maybe even a best friend who'd love to talk about wedding invitations for hours...
And she'd let me be. It's bad enough my best friend just got engaged. Now I have two bridezilla's to deal with.
I should take a class in painting seascapes or something. That way, I'd be too busy to deal with the wedding madness.
Instead of a resolution, I could pick a New Year's word. Like serenity. Or openness. Or even gratitude. And a meditation practice. As long as I don't have to do yoga. I hate yoga. Even more than wedding planning.
What are your new year's resolutions?
Santa Puppy - A Tourist Trap holiday novella
’Twas the season of Christmas, and all through South Cove, California, Santa is working overtime to deliver a special gift . . .
Jill Gardner has volunteered her Coffee, Books, and More to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Among the potential forever friends is a male terrier named Baby, whose owner died of a heart attack. With few clues to go on, even finding the name of Baby’s human is a daunting task. But there’s no challenge too big for Jill this holiday season.
Playing Santa’s Little Helper, Jill is determined to find out what happened —and to fulfill a long-time coming Christmas wish . . .