December 19th, 2007

Ferry Wake

The Good and the Not-so-good

Good idea: Ice-skating in Texas at Christmastime -- it makes you feel appropriately seasonal.

Not a good idea: Ice-skating the day your daughter gets her stitches out. Even when the doc says "no restrictions". Turns out he didn't mean ice-skating and there'll be blood to prove the errors of your ways.

Good idea: Raising indoor/outdoor animals -- it helps them feel both loved and free.

Not a good idea: Accidentally shutting one of your cats in the minivan overnight in the winter -- it makes him mad and the car smells.

Good idea: Building graham-cracker cookie houses with all the neighborhood kids -- again with the appropriately seasonal.

Not a good idea: Eating gumdrops the whole time. Or leaving the finished products within reach of the dog. Yes, even if she's an old dog.

Good idea: Hanging Christmas lights across the front porch and around the front door -- it's festive and nobody'll call you tacky unless you wait 'til March to take them down.

Not a good idea: Hanging Christmas lights across the front porch and around the front door without checking to see if they work first.

Good idea: Getting together with old friends for a dram or two of holiday cheer -- warming the cockles of your heart.

Not a good idea: Getting together with old friends for more than a dram or two of holiday cheer. Oi.

Good idea: Signing up for a half marathon -- good fun and good for you.

Not a good idea: Signing up for a half marathon that requires most of its training over the holidays. On the mornings after you've had more than a dram or two of holiday cheer. Oi again.

Good idea: Going on vacation.

Not a good idea: Not going on vacation.

When does it start again????

  

(Grateful for vacations)