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Monday, November 29, 2010

Post Thanksgiving Thoughts

Cyber Monday -- it's today, you know. While I'd love to get our first Blu Ray player, it won't be happening today....but soon, I have a feeling. We don't have a DVD player and blu ray is the future. So, there you go. No cyber money being spent by me today.

We put up our Christmas decorations yesterday afternoon after I returned from Austin. They look great. Just enough in our small condominium. Not overstated. And I must remind myself of the joy of such endeavors. I can easily be caught up in "the work" part of it. The "pressure to put them up." Especially this year with the passing of my mother in law, I think it's important for us to maintain, to be consistent, to enjoy.

I'm working on my Re-Commitment to My Own Life. I have a long list of things that I'd like to keep working on in my own life. And so I've put those things to paper. We'll see what shape it takes and where it goes. It's just a perfect reminder for me to have in front of my face on a daily basis of what I find important. I need it right now.

There's something disconcerting about receiving a confirmation copy of your mother in law's Do Not Resuscitate Orders from the state registry after her death. It made us both sad to see what her name on the form and the date she had made her requests known to the doctor....just a few weeks before she passed away. She filled out her DNR form one month to the day before her death. And the information was entered into the state registry system one week before her death. And we received the confirmation form two weeks after her death. Weird, these sorts of things.

We enjoyed a quiet, one-on-one Thanksgiving with just the two of us. Well, and Mason, of course. A few movies, lots of good homemade food, and a chance to breathe a little. Perfect. And now we head on into the final month of 2010....December. It rolls around just as quickly as it always does. We try to keep our running around to a minimum. We enjoy the smaller gatherings, the dinners, the intimate group of close friends -- rather than the large parties of people we may not even know very well. And we do have tickets to see the musical HAIR on New Year's Eve. It goes without saying that we're looking forward to that. In addition, we will celebrate our 13th anniversary next week.....on December 9th we will begin our 14th year together. Amazing the water beneath the bridge.

10 comments:

BosGuy said...

Let me jump ahead of everyone in wishing you my sincere congratulations on your pending milestone.

anne marie said...

early WOO HOO cheers from this side of the country to you and delicious blair!

Java said...

Fourteen years is a significant chunk of time. Congratulations! May you and Blair have many more happy years together.

Wayne said...

Happy holidays, and a happy aniversary!

Ur-spo said...

all sorts of news here
Happy anniversary - indeedy!

wcs said...

Happy December. Happy Solstice. And Happy Anniversary. :)

Rick said...

I too want to see Hair. It's coming to Boston in the spring. I've never seen it live...love the music.

tornwordo said...

I've been listening to the Hair soundtrack lately. Some great tunes in there! Congrats on the upcoming milestone.

Art Is Life, Life Is Art said...

Absolutely Wonderful Post!!! CONGRATULATIONS, TO YOU BOTH!!!! I wish you the very, very BEST in your NEW years together!!!! :-D

CJ/Rick said...

Sounds like a very nice Thanksgiving.
Although I'm on my second DVD player I don't have Blu Ray and I rarely watch DVDs. But I hear tech guys at work say to get a Blu Ray with an ethernet hookup to be able to get updates which are essential. Acording to those nerds.
Happy Anniversary in advance!