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The Sunday Salon: December 28, 2008

I woke up this morning with a head cold which is very rare for me as I never get sick. Unfortunately, instead of staying in bed (which is what I wanted to do) I ended up taking my daughter to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Armed with a copy of Twilight, I prepared for the worst but there were only four kids and at 10am on a Sunday, they had full run of the place. Not bad. Not bad at all.

After that, I had to go to the market. Another place that I try to avoid as much as possible. There is a plus though to taking your daughter to the market AFTER having gone to Chuck E. Cheese. She passed out in the cart, legs dangling over the side and it made my shopping trip quite pleasant.

Once I got home, I started to sneeze my head off. I’m wondering if there is some Christmas-y candle in the house that is setting me off because I actually felt pretty good while out. That’s how head colds are though…able to breathe outside, but not indoors. UGH.

For the rest of the day, I plan to be as useless as possible. I am reading Cane River for my book group but I am also reading Loving Frank for Literate Housewife’s Facebook Book Club. I am also reading Twilight in between the other two. Lots of books and I am loving it. Cane River is a bit slow though. I’m hoping it picks up soon.

Do you guys have any New Year resolutions? My friend and I went out to dinner last night and we talked about ours. I really want to simplify my life a bit. Seems like I always have too much going on. I also want to spend more time with friends and really focus on the ones that truly want to be my friend. I have a lot of friends that I consider to be “fair weather” friends. They are there for the good, but none of the bad and for me, a friend should stick with you through thick and thin. It’s just how I feel.

What about you guys? Are you even thinking about 2009 yet?

Christmas Wishes

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, Santa has his list and now I get to sit back and enjoy the sounds, the tastes and the joys of the season. Finally!

On this Christmas Eve, I have a few wishes to share. First off, I wish for the happiness and health of all my loved ones, my friends and all those that I have come in contact through the wonderful world of blogging. You guys are the best.

Additionally, I am wishing for a slower paced 2009. This year went by way too fast and I feel as if I missed half of it. When I see pictures of my kids I am amazed at how much they have changed just within the last six months.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas (for those of you that celebrate it) and for those that don’t, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and the old standby, Happy Festivus!