First Cozy Night

December 30, 2010 § 2 Comments

Let’s start at the beginning:  I am just recovering from The Holidays, with a week off from work. The Husband and I actually close our company each year at this time in order to get some proper peace and quiet. And that little New York Blizzard ensured that it has indeed been terribly quiet. Not a bad thing, once you get into it. So now that I have read several books and all of the slim tomes that are the January magazines (except Art in America…why can’t I ever actually read that one??), slept as late and often as my terriers and conscience will allow me to, and deeply thought about doing some pilates, I began to consider the suggestion of a friend that I write a little newsletter on varying topics. And today I thought: “why not?”

The request was in response to an email I sent around last week on pant lengths. (Vital information that I may post soon-ish for good measure.) So you can rest assured that nothing too serious shall be found here.

Given the date, I suppose a word or two on resolutions and plans for 2011 is suitable. While my standard resolution of late has been to simply have more fun, I would like to add the following:

1) We all know most of the resolutions won’t stick, but do try to see your friends as often as possible. If I were still working in Corporate America and giving myself a review, this would be a “Development Area” for me.

2) After you have taken down the holiday decorations,  get some paperwhites or other fragrant flowering plants into the house. Put them in places where you will see and smell them. They make the Day-to-Day less dreary for practically no effort.  (Note: Eliminating Dreariness is especially important for those of us that live in culturally-fabulous but weather-deficient areas.)

3) Clean your make-up brushes. If you have time to read this, you probably can stop for five minutes and do this often neglected task. Another Development Area for me, but I might actually practice what I preach when I finish this post.

4) Have more fun!


§ 2 Responses to First Cozy Night

  • TR says:

    As a devout follower of CB, I will be cleaning my make-up brushes and will buy he a gentle solution so she too may continue with this resolution. I too have “development areas” and plan to see friends more often and have fun in 2011. A new beverage at The Vanderbilt (the Hudson Buck) will play a part in this plan. CB: wishing you a glorious 2011 and I hope to help you stick to your resolutions if you help with mine. (ps perhaps you can sprinkle us with fashion tips occasionally?)

  • SP says:

    Funny TR, I too am a devout follower of CB. Her advice is always sought and often followed. As someone who has many items listed under development areas, I will move “see friends more often” higher on the list. (I may actually title this resolution “visit with friends more” and include long delicious gab sessions on the phone to fall into that category as face-to-face contact may be tougher in the near future.) One thing I won’t be listing is cleaning my make-up brushes. I don’t even think I own any. (Is that possible?) And while I have no holiday decorations to take down, I may dress my apartment up with some paperwhites. (Thanks for the tip CB!) Happy 2011 to all and CB, I look forward to more tips and tricks at surviving the days.

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