Welcome Update #29


Carri Bonner, Editorial Director

So, I sit here to write this and wonder what should I write?  This time of year is chaotic and contemplative all at the same time.  

I could write about my son who turned 15 today.  I marvel every day at the amazing young man he is becoming. 

I could write about my oldest daughter who got her driving permit today. I have daily anxiety about the fact that she now is turning into an adult before my very eyes. First a permit, later this year a graduation and turning 18. 

I could write about my youngest daughter who makes me feel as though I'm losing my baby. She is maturing so quickly, I've nearly forgotten what she was like as a little girl. 

I could write about being sick with sinus infections and bronchitis. Truly, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. 

I could write about the fact that I actually enjoyed the "holiday rush" this year. Unlike previous years, I had a little extra to splurge on those I love and didn't mind the crowds while doing so. 

I could write about being a gamer and having disappointment in a game that's brought me so much pleasure until recently. I wonder why gaming companies think that to succeed, they must be like every other gaming company. 

I could write about how I miss my mom and mother-in-law. This time of year reminds me of that empty space in my heart that simply cannot be filled. 

I could write about how amazingly grateful I am to have friends I consider family in my life. Every day I smile because I feel blessed with a family of my choosing. 

I could write about how unorganized I sometimes feel and how unmotivated I am to get better organized.  However, if I go into detail on that, I just might make our editor in chief have a brain aneurysm. 

I could write about how I want to make cookies this week for friends and family. Holiday cookies are one of the simplest pleasures I enjoy making and giving this time of year. 

Or I could write about the thoughts that swim through my head this time of year.  Oh yeah, I just did. 

Have a wonderful holiday everyone! Happy Yule, Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanza! I hope that no matter what spiritual path you follow, you find joy and peace in celebrating this season.

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