What’s Left?

Dec 29th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

I hope you had a great Christmas!  We did. It was eating and getting together for three nights in a row - but it was fun! I’ve got to admit - I’m really tired of turkey and dressing and we only had it once. But in a few weeks, I’ll be hungry for it again.

At one of our family Christmases, my two little grand-nephews were supposed to get an indoor trampoline from me and my mom but they didn’t get delivered in time. So, I bought two cute boxes that had a little enclosed area on top with snow that would move around on a Christmas tree and snowman. When my grand-nephews opened the boxes, they barely looked at the pictures of the trampolines, and just played with the box tops. It was funny! But they are only 4 and 5 so that explains that.  One of them, Luke, got a play dough dentist type toy where he could make teeth and put in the large face with an open mouth. It was hilarious!  If you ever see one, 5-year-olds love it! Maybe it will influence him to be a dentist later in life - or at least take care of his teeth.

All in all, it was a fun Christmas and I have lots of good memories to remember. I hope you do, too!

And now on to a new year. I will do my regular New Year’s resolutions and they will be in place for however long I have enough will power to keep them. I guess it depends on how hard they are to keep. If you make easy ones, like “eat more carrots” or “cut down on the sugar” then it’s not that hard to keep. But once you get into the heavy duty resolutions - well that’s a different story. So far, my record is not good. But this year, I have a new strategy. You make your resolutions but you just aim week by week. That way it’s not so overwhelming. And, if you break a resolution, you just pick up the next day and start over (or next hour, minute, whatever).  So this may help you get to your final goal. They say that if you keep a routine for 21 days - it becomes a habit. So, that is what you’re really aiming for - new, better habits.  Good luck on your resolutions!  I would tell you mine but I have found that it’s better to keep them to yourself and just work on them. So good luck with your resolutions and keeping them!

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”~Charles Richards

Have a great week and a very happy New Year!!!!

Go to your happy place!

See you next week (year)!