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My Thoughts

I’ll tell you one thing, it doesn’t take much to put a smile on my face. Sun glaring through the windshield, sunglasses found, heated seats activated and good tunes on the radio. Too bad it wasn’t the start of an extended road trip and instead just a trip to BGO. And the sun continues, but the bracing cold keeps us on guard - knowing that things can change quickly into an ice rink/ winter wonderland. Time to locate the ice scraper and winter gloves.

I’m very seriously considering sending out old fashioned Christmas cards this year, complete a newsletter on what I’ve been doing the last decade. (I don’t do Facebook and sadly have lost touch with too many dear old friends.) There is an alternative motive - you see I have this fantasy road trip where I plug in all the places I have friends I’d love to see and places I’d like to visit and then see what Mapquest comes up with. (So this will give them a heads up.) Of course I’d prefer to take the roads less travelled. I guess the big hiccup right now is finding the ‘time’ - the one thing we never have enough of - and the commodity hard to find at any price. But I’m determined to keep the idea/dream alive - heck I may even expand it in scope and turn it into an globetrotting adventure. Now we’re talking.

The key is to remember that it’s the little things that mean the most: A smile. A compliment. A kind gesture. A thank you. A hug. An unexpected old fashioned Christmas card? As the holiday season approaches, try not to get hung up on all the big flashy stuff. Tone down the decor and turn up the music. Pour a some warm drinks and cuddle up on the couch with friends. - Pure Bliss. Not to be confused with the Cranberry Bliss bars at Starbucks. - Pure Heaven.

Happy Birthday to Kyle Nathan Lane - a sharp dresser and the best Boxer dad ever!


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Tami Johnson