December 2010 Highlight Reel

In December, there were memories to preserve:

  • Sorting through and scanning my Grammy’s drawings and paintings.
  • A surprise 75th birthday party for my dad in Alabama.
  • Spending several days in Alabama with family, including our son & daughter-in-law whom we had not seen in a year and a half.
  • Exchanging Christmas gifts with our granddaughter, Miss Munchkin.
  • Eating stuffed B-B-Q potatoes at Big Bob Gibson’s in Decatur, Alabama, with our children.
  • Celebrating son David’s 23rd birthday with cashew chicken, chocolate trifle and presents.
  • Receiving Christmas jewelry from Bill, the first since our wedding rings over thirty-one years ago.
  • • Being able to include current family pictures in this year’s Christmas card

In December, there were things that deserved editing:

  • Sorting through belongings at our home in Alabama that had been trashed by vandals.
  • Bill catching a nasty cold while on vacation that has lasted the whole last half of the month.
  • Learning I have a thyroid issue that will require medication for the rest of my life.

In December, there were the moments that hold our lives together:

  • Holiday shopping, decorating and succeeding in mailing most of the Christmas cards before Christmas.
  • Paying the bills and trying to find the top of my desk, again!
  • Stocking up on groceries after emptying the refrigerator in preparation for our week away.

In December, there were mountains climbed:

  • 12 Musings blog posts.
  • I started practicing the guitar daily, although it may be too soon to post since it has only been the last few days of the month.
  • One personal growth exercise actually put to paper, resulting in some very noticeable trends that warrant future contemplation.
  • One decision made concerning the Leaping website that had been long put off.

In December, there were pitfalls to overcome:

  • Only 1 Leaping blog post and 0 Racing Blog posts.
  • I played mindless games online too often.


  1. Missus Wookie

    neat review system.

    • Colleen

      I adapted it from the one used by The Dao of Doing. It really made me sit and contemplate the ending month rather than rushing into the beginning of the next month.

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