I have a feeling, that if I don't do an entry today, I'll get swept down the holiday super slide and won't find myself back here until 2007.
That doesn't seem very neighborly.
I wish I could write a lot of sweet nothings, ambitious hopes and sappy seasonal sentiments. Well, maybe I could, but I think I would laugh myself into a sincere bootkick off AOL, so I won't try. I'm just not feeling the vibes of such moods.
I am feeling a healthy dose of nostalgia towards my enduring year of 2006. Thats tricky internal clockwork. I've had my good, my bad and the humble experiences I'll go to my grave with. Just another dime a dozen, in the good old timeline of Rebecca Anne. I'm alive, it's all good.
I'm opposed to New Years Resolutions, but mentally encourage New Years Reflections.
Those reflections are a workload to sort out in the corridors of my mind. It seems many of them would prefer to tenaciously hold out in the shadows instead of letting me time stamp them into history. I suppose thats the price a person pays for leaving things unresolved.
I thought I would be cute the other night and write a personal story, using an old premise. I stuck myself in the robes of Ebineezer Scrooge, complete with Christmas past, present and future. Doing such things, simple writing like that, can either be a testament to my boredom or ability to parallel memories and history, with the connection of possibilities and opportunities.
Either way, by the end of my story I hadn't saved a destitute family, but I had wrote an end I'd like to claim someday.
I printed it out, addressed it to myself and tossed it into my 'read in 5 years' folder. I'm strange like that, I write my future self notes, letters, reprimands and encouragement. Another thing for my quirky box of traits. (Can't believe I admitted that here, I need a new shower curtain)
I still think Scrooge and the Grinch are sorely misunderstood souls.
Think about it.
As soon as the jingle has left the jangle of Christmas Day, I'm outta here. The kids can grab what they can carry in two arms and we're off to my cabin in the North 'till 2007. I need the Mountain Snow, thekids need the sledding, I need the geothermal swimming pool and the kids need a week devoid of electrical distractions. I need my sanctuary where even cell phones can't dial in or out and the kids need to get freezing cold. Nighttime bonfires in the snow and hot steaming cocoa complete with mini-marshmellows.
Just a few of my favorite things.........
Now that is a season of winter wonderland I can embrace.
Be safe, take care, and see you in 2007