For some reason, when I get to the end of September, I always have this sinking feeling that the year is going to be over before I know it. About a week ago, I mentioned to my staff about organising the Christmas party, and they all looked at me in bewilderment. One of them suggested that we start to organise it in October… so I kindly pointed out that October was less than two weeks away. About that stage Vicky started laughing. Yes, the end of year crept up on us, and none of us had noticed. In three days we’ll be in the last quarter of the year, and I can’t quite account for the months between March – September. What was I doing? Which of my resolutions for the year did I complete? If I look back at my intentions for the year, where am I at? Ok, so maybe it’s a little late in the year to remember my good intentions and what my plans were, but maybe there are one or two little things that I can recover and finish before the end of the year. So, I’ve read what I wrote at the beginning of the year – and this year, I was really quite vague. No specifics… just a general sort of personal statement. So maybe I haven’t incorporated exercise into my life, quite the way I had intended. But, on the other hand, I have started regularly cooking home-cooked meals, and made the time and effort of eating properly and at regular hours. So, I don’t feel quite so bad. And as I read through the rest of the ideas, some of them have been integrated into my lifestyle, and others have fallen by the way-side. But I’m still left wondering, we’re in September, and what have I accomplished this year? What will be the highlights of 2006? When I look back at 2006, what will it stand for? I guess I’ve got 3 more months to figure that out.
So, you finally realized that it was high time to plan Xmas… well, you are not alone! We talked today of the fact that we will have my four kids home for Xmas, and that it will be our first Xmas together…
So, Merry Xmas!
Happy New Year!
(in case I don’t pass this way between now and then!!)
/big sis’ Lou