- If you sit around all day and watch T.V. and/or movies, you WILL gain weight.
- As I said in my pre-holiday missive, all families are dysfunctional--and mine certainly is--but I had a blast with them this year.
- Snuggies were the top White Elephant gift.
- Milk Duds call to me at ANY movie theatre at ANY time, day or night.
- One can tire of going to movies.
- Promise House CAN survive without me.
- Great surprises are in store if you're open to them.
- I LOVE being around my and my friends' grown children.
- I'm over New Year's Eve.
- NEVER go to a movie at North Park right after Christmas unless you have a limousine and a driver.
- My father is a real person.
- My brother is a younger my father.
- My oldest sister has been transformed.
- My twin sisters should be in a movie.
- Old, and I do mean chronologically, family friends are delightful.
- I LOVE being in my house alone.
- Amelia has to have been sent from heaven.
- I'm probably going to end up with Hermit Crabs that should be going to Austin with my youngest.
- My dogs are great people to talk to--they don't talk back.
- I still love my almost step-kids madly--but not as much as I love my fabulous, gorgeous, brilliant, funny, daughters.
- My son-in-law is fabulous.
- I make dynamite black-eyed peas and cornbread.
- I'm with the bears--we should hibernate til spring, which I could do very easily.
- Meryl Streep is a goddess.
- I'm newly in love with Alec Baldwin and re-in love with Robert Downy, Jr..
So, all in all, I think this holiday season was a hit. It's back to organized life on Monday, but surely all that I have learned over the last 2 1/2 weeks will keep me in good stead as I struggle to get back in the harness.
I turn 59 Wednesday (Epiphany for those of you who are Christian), and my own Epiphany for this season is that fun lurks everywhere--you just have to be open to it.
Happy New Year. May you have your own Epiphanies throughout this new decade.