Thoughts Going Into The New Year

Here we are . . .the end of 2022 and the start of 2023. I have been really reflective this last week on what the course of 2022 looked like for me. This year has had some incredible highs and lows. It has been the year for me to come to a better understanding of who I really am. With all of the change and thoughts; here are 5 quotes that I am reflecting on as I move into 2023.


Winding Down with Christmas

I don’t know what Christmas has been like for you this year. My Christmas time has been good but it has been overly peppered with life and that has been BUSY. For Christmas Eve, I only want to relax in the glow of my Christmas tree and ponder how blessed I am while I let the busyness of life sit on the back burner for a moment. So here are 5 Christmas songs that will inspire that quiet reflection.

Christmas Light Displays

I feel like I am pulling teeth to get into the holiday spirit this December. With so much that is going on in my life right now; the miracle is that I am surviving the month. When I have had a free moment, I have tried to get out and take a look at holiday decorations. So here are 5 places you can travel to see light displays.

Portland Christmas Ship Parade
Christmas Town in Leavenworth, WA
The Grotto
Peacock Lane
Christmas on Temple Square

Christmas Dinner (The Meat Addition)

Here we are at Christmas time and most people are already thinking about their special holiday meal. Honestly, I wish I was that person but I seem to be about 2 months behind in what I need to get done before moving on . . .wish me luck. In the meantime, it seems to be a running theme on what meat should be served for your holiday dinner. Where do you sit on this critical decision? I don’t really care what is served just as long as it is noteworthy as opposed to the usual meals in my house. So here are 5 options and recipes to choose from if you are having a hard time deciding.

Best Christmas Turkey
Rosemary Rubbed Prime Rib
Honey-Orange Roasted Whole Duck
Peach Glazed Spiral Ham
Butter-Seared Lobster Tails