“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.” — Benjamin Franklin
Ben always can be counted on for some sage advice about life and the welcoming of a New Year is no different. This year is my first as an officially married woman and I’m happy that I will not be planning a wedding this year. However, we have the fun of planning our honeymoon, huzzah!
Many resolutions will be attempted this new year…mostly things that I should have done years ago, but have put off for a variety of reasons.
- Open up at least 1 IRA
- Visit as many National Park sites in New England as I can
- Hike at least 3 times
- See a MOOSE!
- Get happier at work somehow
There are others, but these are the top 5 for next year beyond cleaning up the basement. Purging is the name of the game!
- here are others
I seem to be down on my luck lately…especially when it comes to catching the bus. The bus is the bane of my commuting existence. I often see the one I want driving away while I walk out of the house or work or whatever.
Today’s annoyance was a bus driver who stared at me while he made the turn past the bus stop I was trying to get to. Grr…
I wonder if there is a patron saint of people catching buses.
The other day, we learned that one of our co-workers had just lost his wife to cancer. She had been diagnosed with it and was given the all clear…and then it came back with a vengeance.
In her obituary, it said to send donations to the local Dana-Farber unit. I organized a group effort of our colleagues and just finished buying a bunch of books for children who are either going through treatments or the relative of one. When my father was going through chemo, my nephews and niece were given a backpack full of toys, books, and other things to help them figure out what was going on and to distract them. Totally awesome.
Thinking about donating to a group this winter? Check out their list here