Posts Tagged With: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

Day 2221: Taking note

On this Christmas Day, I’m taking note of  people I love.

On Christmas Eve, my son Aaron’s cousin, Victoria, took note of Aaron’s habit of taking notes about what he finds interesting and funny, turning those notes into stand-up comedy routines.  Take note of two of the gifts Victoria gave Aaron:

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There’s Aaron, taking notes with the enormous pencil and tiny notebook that Victoria gave him. As usual, I’m wondering  about what notes he’s taking. I’m  taking note that people who love Aaron also gave him a scarf and “Leonardo da Vinci” by my classmate Walter Isaacson.

It’s time for taking note of the love  and joy in my other photos from Christmas Eve.

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Because people I love are taking note that it’s time to recycle or die, our Yankee Swap last night was environmentally conscious. Take note of Victoria’s email to us about this:

This year it will be an environmentally conscious swap!

What this means is: 1. Gifts have to have some sort of positive impact on the environment 2. Gifts must be able to be used by everyone in some capacity 3. There is a $25 limit

As we all know the state of our climate is going downhill fast, so this is a good way to make a positive impact this Christmas.

Some examples of gifts are: reusable shopping bags, reusable produce bags, metal/paper straws, locally sourced honey, composting kits, non plastic wrap covers for leftovers, fair trade chocolate, etc.

I’m taking note, here and now, of all the environmentally conscious chocolate I got last night in the swap.

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I’m also taking note of the notes on the socks I wore last night:

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Now it’s time for taking note of how to play the notes of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” on a keyboard.

I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Love and joy,

Ann

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Day 1452: Winter Wishes

Usually, when it’s winter, this blogger for all seasons wishes she were in a warmer place.

This year, my winter wishes include accepting and loving exactly where I am.

I wish for all my readers that same acceptance of exactly where you are, because that is always the first step to moving forward to where you want to be.

Some other winter wishes for this winter’s day:

  • my son has an easy flight home from Edinburgh,
  • my therapy groups at work are helpful for people,
  • there’s no ice on the ground so I can safely drive and walk around, and
  • I get a fabulous haircut.

What are your winter wishes?

Yesterday, on the first day of winter, my wishes included taking all these photos:

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That last photo reminds me that one of my winter wishes for people in my therapy group yesterday was accepting ALL your feelings.

Here are some musical wishes for the season I found on YouTube (here and here):

My winter wishes also include that you comment below.

Good wishes to all who helped me created this Winter Wishes post and to you — of course! — no matter what your winter wishes, here and now.

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