So - what will I make this year? Even though, back then, I told myself I'd be strong and wouldn't conform and if I ever had children I'd raise them according to my ethics and beliefs and not cave into societal norms unconsciously.... I am making a HOKA turkey from the city meat market with cranberries, corn, stuffing and I really hope to find the recipe for that string bean casserole my Aunt K used to make - you know the one, the one with the crunchy onions on top? I always liked that casserole. Though a conscious decision, I am letting my kids guide my way, helping me select menus and making the decisions with me. I will say, it is difficult to say no to their enthusiasm. We do talk about the different choices and lifestyles, we do say our prayers and, hopefully, the awareness will be contagious. And... All is still right with the world.
Now if you have been using your mac to make cool slideshows and stuff to capture and save and broadcast your family photos, I want to introduce you to Animoto if you haven't already found it. Of course there's a free version- Here's a video clip:
No cool transition here. Before I finish rambling about, I want to mention that there is a seminar coming up December 1st - for all out there interested in "growth" ...
And I am just going to copy and paste some details here: Mike Johnson is producing what I think will be a real winner. It is built around a terrific book I just read-The 1 Hour Plan for Growth, by Joe Calhoon. The best part is that Joe the author will be in town to lead the session himself. This session (and his book) will walk you through the steps you take from developing a mission statement right down to detailed action steps. I've been involved in a lot of strategy sessions and plan development and this book really keeps it simple. Please see the attached flyer for details...!
With all that - let me leave you with the parting words, "Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: What?! You too?! I thought I was the only one. ~ CS Lewis