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Off to a Slow Start

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 18:14
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New Years Day has come and gone and I have yet to scream and shout at the top of my lungs…how much I want you all to have the BEST YEAR EVER!!!! 

So let me do it now.  I am screaming it out at this very minute.  Can you hear me???? 


I know a few of my regular readers have mentioned various illnesses, broken bones, ongoing hangovers, incarceration (OK…I might not be entirely clear on that person’s excuse)…. but all in all… other bloggers seem to have  really valid reasons why they haven’t posted or read blogs as of late.  I, on the other hand, will go with the general “catch all” excuse of being busy.  I realize that it’s rather vague, unimaginative, and lacking of any detail but it also sounds far better than the words lazy and preoccupied.   

Our last house guest left 3 days ago and I no longer get  to sit around and talk someone’s ear off, ply them with baked goods and haul them around Kansas City in search of the best barbecue  joints therefore, I should be getting caught up soon…real soon.


As I am now left to my solo endeavors in a amazingly empty house, I could/should  get crackin’ on my list of things I resolve to accomplish this year.

I am not a resolution maker per se.  BUT….every January I feel the need to reevaluate, reorganize, and continue my quest to find balance in my life and home.  Oh yeah..  and let’s not forget the all but obligatory…..I resolve to eat healthier and exercise more just like  99 percent of the population will resolve to do. 


I don’t know why but every New Year I feel a pull within my soul to clean every closet and drawer within the confines of this house and decide what can stay and what must go.  It is only after the local charity drop off facility bans me from returning due to their space constraints that I  start to feel like I am accomplishing something.  Somewhere in my subconscious,  it seems, requires that having things tidy at the start of the year gives me a  boost for getting  the year off to a strong start.  I have no proof that it matters but still,…. we annually  spend the necessary time to get everything clean and organized in January.

I wish that I could clean up the other messes of the world as easily as a person can clean out a closet and divest it of the old and worn items.  I am wanting  generous amounts of “shiny and bright” to be infused in all things this year. .Did any one else feel like 2016 was lack luster?


Here’s hoping for a New Year that has more civility, less violence, more consideration and less contentiousness. 

Hope you year is off to a wonderful start!

I am a veteran of corporate moves. Having moved 21 times while my husband climbed the corporate ladder while dragging me up… rung by rung over the course of our 40+ year marriage. I used to delude myself into thinking that I was middle-age but now realize that I would have to live to be 116 to justify that term. If wisdom comes with age, I am wiser than some, older than many, and more cynical than most. My blog is to jot down the nonsense I see, hear and think about while I still have all my faculties working.


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