Saturday, January 02, 2010
Rex Murphy, my favorite CBC curmudgeon, has an insightful and funny rant about 2009, "the year that was," and in his excellently verbose opinion, it was a year indeed. It's worth watching to hear Rex ruminate about "the witless zombies" always in the media, the "gruesome comedy" provided by Stephen Harper this year, and the "mega trivialities" and "tacky distractions" our so-called news sources feed us.
Friday, January 01, 2010
I am not even going to bother with New Year's resolutions this year. I have some modest personal improvements I'd like to implement for the new year, but nothing majorly blog-worthy. There won't be any big lists of all the things I'd like to clean up about myself this year. It's not that I am against the whole resolution deal. In fact, five years ago, I resolved to floss my teeth daily. I have kept that resolution almost every day since, and I feel such success just about covers me and my New-Years-Resolution needs for a good long while yet.
I do hope to have a mindful year in 2010, to stay in the moment, and savor every treasure-filled day. Even if the laundry is piling up, even if there is yet ANOTHER mess to clean, even if there is more crying in the day than laughing, I am going to enjoy it all because, as it seems to me, these little people are moving and changing far, far too fast.
Mainly, I resolve to keep these wise words in my mind this year:
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not, but remember that what you have now was once among the things only hoped for."
The cuteness is unbearable, I know.
She may look like she's crying, but she's not. She's shrieking with laughter. Her only question after her first run down the hill, "Could you make it a little faster, Daddy?"
By the way, this is the sweet toboggan run Dylan built in the backyard. What better way to spend New Year's day?