Out With the Old

Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.  ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

It finally feels like winter here in the heart of Texas. We’ve had a couple of mornings that needed the heater. As many of you have discovered this year, it’s more difficult to get into the holiday spirit when it’s 80 degrees out. But we manage.

I hope that your holidays have been as merry and bright as ours. We’ve enjoyed visits with family and friends, fun surprises, and more tasty food than is good for us. Now it’s almost time to say farewell to 2015 and open a new calendar.

ny jan

Do you make resolutions at the beginning of the year? I used to, but don’t anymore.

ny cal

Seriously, these days I’ve grown to believe that if something’s worth beginning, it’s worth beginning now.

ny ha

OK, I talk big, but it’s usually more like this.

But we do look over the past year, cherishing the good and learning from the rest, and set goals for the coming year. One of the highlights of the past year was LauraPalooza—including the trip back home. Taking the family to iFly at Thanksgiving was also lots of fun.

My personal goals for 2016 include taking certain steps toward a healthier life, posting more regularly on this blog, and getting the current WIP published.

And for you, I wish peace and prosperity, health and wealth, love and laughter, joy in the journey, dreams realized, and work rewarded.

ny learnny fw


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Roger Hopkins on December 29, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Teresa, please contact me at *redacted*. Would like to discuss you making a presentation to National Sojourners on 11 Jan here in San Antonio. Thanks Roger Hopkins


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