I've read several New Year's Resolution posts. I'm not there yet. I feel like I'm straddling 2009 and 2010. If forced to claim a resolution, I commit to continuing my quest to triage relationships better. I still find myself watering a few dead plants [unresponsive people], and not nurturing the thirsty ones enough. Rereading my post [here] from last January, reinforces how important this remains for me.
Christmas. It came, it went, it brought joy, and it brought stress. The four-year-old boy refused to sit on Santa's lap, after waiting in line for a very long time, and after his two older brothers had grudgingly agreed to accompany him and prove that it was safe... and fun. We have video of the drama. Maybe...
My parents joined us for the holiday. We went sledding, ate and drank too much, and attempted to get a picture of Mom and Dad with the boys for their New Year's card.
Because the four-year-old has a defiant streak, this was the best we could do.
A virus was amongst us over the holidays, and teased us with fatigue before making it's presence officially known. The kids are doing better, but Chris and I encourage you all to purchase stock in Advil, Sudafed, and Mucinex DM. We're increasing demand at a freakish rate.
Finally, Mom and I prepared Christmas dinner -- a repeat of last year's menu -- Beef Wellington. The meal turned out great, and this year we remembered to video the flambe part. [I recently posted a video of Mom and me from Christmas 2008 [here], where I mentioned we should have videoed us flambeing.] You'll have to believe me when I tell you that we did a much better job flambeing our sauce in 2008 than we did in 2009. Yes, we were drinking wine, and I beg you to remember that we were being ambushed by a virus, so fatigue was contributing to the lack of focus and general confusion.
And before I go, I need a jump-start for 2010. Anyone?