Good morning and Hallelujah the world is still spinning and all that talk about the world ending according to the Mayan calendar was just that...."talk". And along with all that "talk" the weathermen were once again wrong in all their talking about the big snowstorm heading our way with predictions of 3-6 inches of snow by morning. I am putting the weathermen and the Mayan's in the same category....wrong. Last night about 6:00 PM the snow began, my excitement built, but within an hour the snowflakes had turned to a light nothing and this morning all we have is, at best, 1/4". not even enough to cover the grass. Darn.
But with the disappointment of no snow there was joy to be found at The Book Club Christmas Party. Not only joy, but good food and lots of laughter.
We played games (last night's were a bust, too difficult), we ate, and we chose our books for the year...
- The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
- The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
- Don't Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
- Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
- Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
- Defending Jacob by William Landay
- The End of Your Life Bookclub by Will Schwalbe
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
So how about you, have you found joy to overcome the disappointments that happen in your life? Sometimes it is a struggle but personally my joys far outweigh my disappointments, you just have to look and be aware.
"I've learned that you should never put a rubber snake in your older brother's bed." ~ Age 7
"I've learned that receiving a thoughtful note or unexpected act of kindness from someone can make my day." ~ Age 18
"I've learned that while it's important to be my daughter's friend, it's more important to be her mother." ~ Age 36
"I've learned that when I awake aching in various joints and thinking "Oh what's the use?" if I get out of bed, don some clothes, splash cold water on my face, put on a little lipstick - I can face the world for another day." ~ Age 86
So let's get out there with lipstick on for another day.
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