Tag: Happy New Year

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What Kind of Resolve You Got?

 

A New Year approaches! This means that before the night is through, you’re supposed to determine some change of course – preferably one for the better – that you’ll have every intention of sticking with but will likely abandon by February. A handful of you might be of the fortunate mindset that allows for relatively easy implementation of changes, probably due to some hard-fought wrangling with your ego. These will-warriors may be so in control of themselves that any resolution made tonight would be indistinguishable from the one they made on June 27th.

And then there’s the rest of us…. I suppose I can be grateful that I have so many vices that all sorts of colorful combinations of resolutions can be chosen, and I’ll still have more to take on next year!

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Memories of 2019

 

I’ve gone through a little exercise, the past several New Year’s Eves, to try to sum up the year that’s passing in twelve words, one for each month. Herewith, my roundup for 2019: Softness, Family, Broken, Celebration, Construction, Sickness, Renovation, Compromise, Stabilization, Justice, Insurance, Acceptance.

In no particular order: Item: Two dear friends with life-threatening illnesses, both diagnosed in the same month. Both my age. Scary. Item–A lovely new sunroom on the Southside of the house (some days, when it’s in the 20s outside, it’s in the 80s in the sunroom. There’s a stand of trees in front of it, and when they’re in full leaf, rather than bare as they are now, it’s shaded in the summer. Item: Some beautiful soft and fluffy snows in January, but other than that, not much of a winter. Item: A bit too much involvement with the criminal justice system, across a couple of months, but ultimately the best outcome we could have hoped for in the trial of my stepson’s murderers. Item: Family celebrations, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and love. Another year older, and signed up for Medicare. At least my monthly health insurance premium went down.

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We all do it… the week after Christmas, we come up with some goals before the New Year. Whether it is losing weight, quitting smoking, learning something new, remodeling a house, paying off debt, or the multitude of other things we say we’ll do in the coming year, they’re all well-intended… and usually good for […]

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This year, at 3:12 a.m. on April 14, the Angel Kemera Devi descends to middle earth from Mount Meru; it’s the start of the first day of the Khmer New Year. Read More View Post

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Alright, so technically 2017 isn’t over yet. But we here at Unnecessary Clickbait Lists think that enough has happened to put together a comprehensive and entertaining look back on the top moments of 2017. Without further ado, here are the Top 5 Best and Top 5 Worst Moments of 2017 (so far): Top 5 Worst […]

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