Sunday, January 1st, 2017.....
....a sunny, warm (for this time of year, anyway), glorious day in the neighborhood. However you celebrated the changing year, I hope it made you happy and fulfilled. I wish you all that you wish for yourself in the new year.
I was planning on watching the Rose Bowl Parade this morning, something I've done every New Year's Day for as long as I've been alive, and I panicked this morning because I didn't see it in the TV listings! I thought, oh, no! They're not broadcasting it anymore! People have lost interest! Then happily and with huge relief realized that they never have the parade on Sundays. Isn't that lovely? A tradition dating back to when the parade began. So I'll watch tomorrow and oooh and aaaah at the amazing floats and pretty horses and marvel at the marching bands and start the new year off with my only real tradition :-)
Do you make New Year's resolutions? If you do, do you keep them? I find that I make resolutions just about every day and am successful perhaps 76% of the time (why did I choose 76? I don't know -- it just felt right). I get "brilliant" ideas, write them down, and then for whatever reason, some of them slip through the cracks. It seems that New Year's resolutions are fraught with a lot of stress and angst if you fail to keep them. I think you have to celebrate the wins, however big or small, every day and let the losses go.
Enjoy a picture of The Christmas House in Logan Square. Isn't that incredible?!
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