If he stays awake long enough, he’ll remember. It’s as easy as falling off a log, or rather, sawing logs. ;-)
Agreed. The response was equal to the proposal.
I can’t believe that Leo is even asking and not just taking! I didn’t think he was that considerate.
Yup. That’s the usual reading for me too.
Quote from Francine Jay, Miss Minimalist:
“Ode to January
January is my month of the year. It’s not simply a matter of aesthetics—-though I do appreciate the beauty of bare branches, snow-covered ground, and a monochromatic winter landscape. The appeal, however, is more psychological: after the excessess and over-stimulation of December, January is like a huge sigh of relief.
Where December is noise, January is silence. Where December is indulgence, January is restraint. Where December is crowded and chaotic, January is empty and serene, Where December carries all the baggage of the previous year, January is a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to begin with a clean slate and a free spirit, a chance to eliminate unproductive endeavors and concentrate on new, more promising ones.
In January, I buy less, eat less, and stress less then at any other time of the year. Instead of shopping, I avoid the stores and clean out my closets. Instead of dining out, I enjoy simple, healthy food at home. Instead of keeping a busy schedule, I relax, knowing I have a whole year ahead of me to accomplish my goals.
Where December is more, January is less. And to this minimalist, less is beautiful."
This made me laugh out loud today! For those who are looking too hard at the meaning: Families can be hostile as in quick to critcize, catch you in a mistake, kick you when you’re down, be jealous if something good happens to you, talk about you behind your back, while giving you unasked-for advice that is for your own good. Just your average disfunction. You love them, but try to avoid them if you can. You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose who you’re related to. If you enjoy your family, count yourself lucky and blessed!
That’s right, what someone says about you behind your back will tell you more about them and what kind of person they are.
I’ve never heard the expression “bagged” for being tired, but it reminded me of a word for tired that my grandpa (who was born in 1899 and passed away in 1985) used. He’d say “I’m so fagged!” Funny how slang comes and goes. ;-)
If you find yourself repeating your resolutions remember that if at first you don’t succeed, try try again! And try all year this time…don’t give up in January. ;-)
I like it! Thanks for the back story.