I've been writing Christmas cards, altho this year I am writing less due to time constraints. But I noticed that I write the same thing over and over again which is "hope to see you this year" and "let's try to get together soon".
I'm sick of writing that. This year I'm going to make the effort to actually SEE those people that I am so fond of, wish I could see, hope to have dinner with.
I like these friends. Some live far away and it's impractical to plan to get together on a regular basis. But there are people who live within 20 miles that we haven't seen in years, often talk to on the phone but can't "find the time" to get together and have brunch, or dinner. What's up with that? Are we all so bloomin' busy that we can't take an evening to see old friends?
I have a million things to do this week, as you might imagine. Laundry to be finished. Presents to be wrapped. Presents to be BOUGHT!! Cards to finish. But I'm going to carve out time to see some friends because if I don't do it now...I never will. Something is always waiting in the wings to distract me.
I don't want to wait for a tragedy to hit and have to say "I wish I had seen them one more time". Nope...2010 is going to be the year of leaving the "wish we could get together" behind and substituting "it was so great to see you" and I plan to start this today.....story tomorrow!!