Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Well it’s over….almost.  Not the end of the world, as some had expected, but the end of another year nonetheless.  Like everyone else, I’m trying to figure where it went.  I’m really happy that someone thought to invent calendars (and also colanders, which can come in handy for lots of things, but that will have to wait).

Did you ever think what it would be like to live on Jupiter?  Besides always being blown about by that awful cyclone (perpetual bad hair days worse than Florida), you could only do the Auld Lang Syne song every 4,330 days. We’d be hearing things like, “It’s been a busy year. I graduated from college, got married, got divorced, gave birth to four children, moved three times and went through five jobs and three new cars.” Of course, some of you can say that now, but you are considered nutty. On Jupiter you would be accepted.

Or maybe if we lived on Mercury, where a year is only 88 days…. we’d only have to pay the rent three times a year (and report cards would come out only once!)  And if you didn’t get what you wanted for your birthday, oh well…..“I’ll just wait for the next one” (though I’d be something like 232 years old by now, which is not okay).

Twelve is a good number.  It’s long enough to accomplish something big, but short enough to get through if things are not going well. All in all, my year went extremely well and I hope yours did too. It ended with trips to Iowa and Georgia to be with friends and family. We grieved together, laughed together, held the babies, gained weight but didn’t care, slid on ice, sat by the fire, hugged, and wished we all lived closer together. I think my children and I traveled by car and plane about 4500 miles in December.

How far would that be in Jupiter miles?

Happy New Year, Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Our travel was in November. Thankful December was local! Thankful you can look ahead to a new year and that the past year held many times to be close to those you love.