Thursday, January 03, 2013
We are both tired of the abundance that surrounds us over the holidays.
Hubby is tired of the abundance of germs that were shared by the most beautiful grandchildren in the world. He has been coughing for days.
I am tired of the abundance of chores that must be done when one half of the partnership is down for the count.
I am tired of the abundance of calories that waited for me everywhere and I have started once again (after the second twisted ankle in late fall and the completion of the dose of weird medicine) to go forth on the elliptical. Thank goodness this is not a New Year's resolution.
I am tired of the abundance of specialty stores in American malls. We have not one but two 'eyebrow' stores in our city mall.
This list is just the self-indulgent list at the mall. It will come as no surprise to my readers that I have NEVER had my eyebrows done in my life time. At this time in my life they are thin and gray...so only hormone application would work and with my luck I would also get hair growing out of my nose and ears.
There was a store just selling olive oils and few specialty vinegars...talk about living in abundance in a world that has many going hungry each night. (That guilt did not stop me from buying several expensive oils!)
There was an abundance of gifts in my life this year...two big ones that hubby bought me and which I did not ask for and am not sure I want. One is a very fancy remote control movie camera (two actually) for watching animals, nannies, or neighbors when they do not know they are being photographed. (This should just open up the world for more blog posts and perhaps resulting lawsuits. Youtube here I come.)
The other was a smart phone. It is thin making it very droppable. It has a touch screen that zips and zaps and gets it right 50% of the time. There are features upon features ... 90% of which I will never use. After some effort I linked it to FaceBook and was a little frightened that it picked up a bunch of phone numbers from that link as well! I bet half these people do not know that I have their phone number! Please note that I get maybe three calls a month on my mobile phone...maybe. Usually these calls are hubby trying to figure out where I am in the mall so that we can meet up for lunch.
The one abundance that I am always amazed about is the love of all the love-able people in my life. I can never repay it, but that will be my New Year's resolution.
(One final abundance note is too many fruit flies...not from all the wine I have been drinking but all the fruit that went to ferment while we were gone. I actually have one floating in the dregs of my coffee cup this morning.)