I recently went on a blogcation these last 2 weeks. I didn't do it on purpose but the few days right before the holidays I just got so caught up in all the last minute stuff that there was no time. And than Christmas came and it was just for the most part very beautiful. I had a good time catching up with old family and friends. Christmas has never been better than celebrating with my little critters. I promise in the coming week I will share all of our neat experiences!
I would have been back blogging earlier but I'm still sick... it's getting worse instead of better. I'm on more antibiotics and will see a new doctor next week. This is truly the sinus infection and double ear infection FROM HADES!
I guess to start off a new year and to celebrate being back I would talk about three songs. Music always has a way of touching me. This holiday season the following songs hit me.
- "Grandma got Ran Over by a Reindeer": This was a very stressful holiday season and to be honest if Reindeer are doing hits, I have a list of a few I wouldn't have minded them running over. I promise I'm not a violent or vindictive person (I feel guilty killing ants) but it just this holiday was particularly challenging.
- "Auld Lang Syne": This has always been one of my favorites. The line "should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind" I always thought meant should you forget bad acquaintances and move on in the New Year. But instead, a friend explained it was the Scots way of saying don't forget to remember those you love as you start new beginnings. I liked that. There are so many dear friends who I am so far away from. I miss them. I miss my Abuelita so much and it has been 10 yrs since she passed. Life goes too fast and it made me think that I need to take time to reach out to those I love today because you never know tomorrow.
- Finally there is: "Winter Wonderland" and the line that says "to face unafraid the plans that we've made, walking in a winter wonderland". We have a lot of exciting things planned as a family this year. 2010 was good to us. I worry sometimes that means 2011 might prove more challenging. We have faced some daunting challenges, that there will be more. The trick is like they said: "face unafraid the plans that we've made".