Thursday, December 31, 2009

Looking Back or Looking Forward?

So is the cup half full or half empty? Coulda been worse, coulda been better? Tomorrow's another day!

Our year has been very good. Our health is still good, the aches and pains come and go. As long as they go, it's okay by me. Our family is almost all moved away, but we have great friends here. (Although some of those have moved too. You know who you are!) But we got to see most of our family this year and look forward to seeing the others next year.

I've been more politically active this year than ever before and will continue. I wrote, I called, I emailed, I marched. Ronald darling mostly yelled at C-SPAN. Next year looks to be more of the same.

We finally, after years and years and years, are OUT OF DEBT!! You have no idea how good that feels. We have not been wise stewards of money these past few decades - ain't that a long time! - but from now on? No more debt. I will never be indentured again!

The problem with being out of debt is that I have money that I could spend but must save. I could easily be a shopaholic; is there a 12 step program for that? But I can control myself. Really.

Can't wait!! Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Almost Christmas

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations and the carols. Don't care about presents anymore. I love celebrating the birth of the Savior of mankind and me! Nativity sets are my favorite decorations. I have several, and finally decided that it wasn't sacriligeous to put one in the bathroom.

We didn't put up a tree last year and have maintained that tradition this year. Not that I'm too old and decrepit to decorate it; I think walking around and around a seven-foot tree stringing 350 lights got old!

I love the Christmas story in Luke. The shepherds abiding in the field, no room in the inn, the herlad angels and the multitude of the heavenly hosts.

Which brings me to the Christmas music. Love it, love it, love it!

The sacred.

The secular.

The inbetween.

And the fun.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wonderful Temple Trip

Our Relief Society had a great temple trip Thursday evening, including a special Chapel session with Sister Grammer. She asked us to write what we felt when we got home. So, I'm a little bit late.
I love being in the temple; it is peaceful and calming, and sometimes enlightening. The best part of this trip was being with so many sisters in the ward.
Now, if we'd just arranged to meet for dinner...