Preface This. Almost a year later~……..

Finding old journaling in odd places is a gift. Found this piece I’d written in December 2010 after being able to attend the Famous annual C/D Cookie Exchange. After missing it the two years prior because of my health circumstances the ability to attend last year seemed like a miracle to me.

What I wrote was and still is significant. To me and possibly to anyone who is dealing with life altering health issues. I am being gently reminded by my own words that things slip away too easily. Rejoice in what you can do, celebrate the now and here, and look forward to making life as full as you want.

  Even with a Christmas Cookie Exchange

{ December 2010}    After being able to attend my first holiday party on Saturday it has been brought to my attention that we have such few choices in life that making the right one is even more important. 

 I’ll preface this with my own experience for those that don’t know.  I was invited again to an annual mother & daughter Christmas Cookie Exchange by a close friend. I was unable to attend the  last 2 years due to pain issues and fatigue, so this year was doubly important.

Along with being able to attend the party I needed to bake 12 bundles (gift bags) with 6 cookies in each. Arrrgh! It’s not as much as it sounds really.  So knowing that whatever I made would be accepted with grace I chose to make Quick bread into 12 mini loaves so I could mix and bake all at once vs tray after tray of cookies. Sadly even this short amount of work exhausted me and by the day of the party my brain was mush, my body ached.  I was an hour late to the party, but the hostess & other guest’s were more gracious than I could have ever hoped for.

My point?

What is it that you do to get by this time of year?  During your family holidays and special days? Are there traditions you will not give up?  Are there others that can fall by the way side without a second glance? 

I belong to a Red Hat Chapter and a small percentage of the women go caroling at Senior centers every year.  This is something that is right up my alley. My kind of thing.  This year I’ve chosen to not go.


You are most welcome to share your thoughts, comments, and/or complaints here. Know though complaints are only handled on the 2nd Tuesday of the week.~ The Management

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