Friday, December 07, 2007
open thread friday
it has been awhile since i had one of these :) i don't have a particular topic in mind at this time- but there is certainly enough to talk about. the cats and i are snuggled in on a friday night and i am preparing to make that damned fudge- even though i am still not in the mood to do so. been thinking much about memories and the past- and while they say that you can't go home again- it's nice to dust off some of those old chestnuts once in awhile. one of my favorite holiday movies is national lampoon's cmas vacation- for several reasons (oh come on- you knew that was coming :)- one being- it's pretty damned funny but it also takes me back to the 1980's and my youth. i see the fashions and hairdos of the times- the cars and what it looked like. i mean for a movie set :) and the premise of the movie is- family. they all bickered and what not- but the griswolds pulled together and took in family and stood up for family- and loved each other at the end. yes, it's a movie and for a brief time- i can go there and smile. the present isn't horrible- but it is something that is changing daily for me- and others. i don't look much to the future anymore. it isn't somewhere nice we are heading and i would rather hold on to my memories- as biased as they are and clouded in my judgment- and enjoy them.
anyhoo- let's talk traditions tonight- what are some of your favorites? we all have them. i make fudge for everyone because apparently, it's tasty. too sweet for me :)
got some holiday stuff going on over at scrap paper for anyone who's interested.