Here we are.  Finally we have put 2014 to bed and have welcomed 2015 into our lives.  I hope it's a more positive and less stressful one than last year.

How was your holiday?  We had the kind of Christmas we wanted. Family and laughter and time together.  Elanor made gingerbread tyrannosaurs and sheep and penguins and we hung them on the tree with ribbon.

Pk and El learned an important lesson when it comes to choosing popcorn for stringing- always choose yellow corn (it pops bigger and is less fragile than white corn)

We baked our favorites and ate our favorite foods and even though Pk had just started his job, they gave him three days off last week and will let him work from home on Friday so he gets to feel like he's had a holiday.

My phone will not give up the photos so I'll wait and post this when I go back to work.

January 7, 2015

A week later and I still haven't figured out how to make the phone share the photos.  I guess I'll have to ask the IT dept when I get home.  It's very handy having a personal IT person.

Coming back to work was not as difficult as it could have been.  Only one clinic on Monday (instead of the usual 2) so I had time to finish up all the paperwork.  Only THREE phone messages (after 10 days!) all of which could be dealt with fairly easily. I just slid right back into place with barely a ripple.

We had our first snowfall.  The weather is truly winter-like for the first time this year and the woolies have come out.  (we only got 2 inches of snow but you'd think it was a blizzard from the way people reacted).  It was peaceful watching the flakes fall.  It was powdery and dry and would move in swirls as cars (and people) went by.  I'm hoping for one of those "shut down the entire city" type snows at least once.  It's interesting to have a day where you are stuck and don't go anywhere unless it's really important.  It puts life in perspective.

Do you make NY's resolutions?  I tend not to.  I am going to try to remember that people deserve the benefit of the doubt and I'm going to try to remember the principles of Sanctuary.  Some of the main parts of which are Self Care and No Judgement.  So, I will try to remember to take care of myself as well as I take care of other people and to not judge folks.  I think if I'm just trying to be a better person, I'm doing ok.

So Happy New Year!  I hope your year is a prosperous, healthy and happy one.


Galad said…
Sounds like a lovely Christmas. Hoping 2015 is a better, less stressful year for all of us!
Olivia said…
Happy new year Donna Lee! No, I don't make resolutions. I mostly like to sneak up on changes gradually and incrementally and usually ponder things way too long before doing them. I like yours though.
amy said…
Happy New Year! Sounds like a good place PK landed at. I'm hoping for all good things for you two this year. :)
DrK said…
a big yes to a better 2015 for you guys. the snow has been as beautiful as i imagined, i hope we get some more!
Saren Johnson said…
I didn't make any resolutions either. I'd rather make life changes.

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