Saturday, December 30, 2017

Someday is not an option

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve. Soon we'll be writing the wrong dates on our checks. It's hard to believe another year has passed.

We had friends over tonight. Jilda made lasagna. It's one of my favorite dishes but she rarely makes it because the recipe she has makes a pan the size of a washtub. She could feed a third world country with the batch she makes. She also ordered Junior's Cheesecakes from Brooklin, New York. These come in cupcake sizes. They are so good "They make you want to slap your mama" I'm not sure where this old saying came from but something has to be REALLY good to make me want to slap my mama :)

We've lost good friends this year. We, as a country, have lost musicians, poets, and other precious people.

It's become important for Jilda and me to celebrate our family and friendships. Tonight was a gift. Before each of our guests left tonight, we put follow up gatherings on our calendars.

If there's one thing that's become clear as I've gotten older is that life is short. Someday is not an option.


  1. I love lasagna and you can't make too much; like wine, it gets better and gains flavors as it ages.

  2. It is already New Year's Eve here. I am hoping that 2018 is a kinder, gentler year that this one. The world needs it.
    And a very, very happy year ahead for you and Jilda.

  3. I so agree, life is too short...Someday is not an option. Wishing you both a very Happy New Year.

  4. Happy New Year from an eternal optimist, I hope that 2018 brings you joy!

  5. I love leftover lasagna and it taste better after a day or two.
    As I age I find that life is really short indeed. Loosing good friends is always so difficult but sooner than later, it will be our turn to go.
    Happy New Year to both of you.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. I like your philosophy. Someday should never be an option. Happy New Year to both of you.

  7. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Happy New Year to you & Jilda; you are one of my favorite blogging buddies!!

  8. My heart did a little lurch of remembrance when I spied this picture on my phone. Your title says it better than many a sermon.
    Happy New Year!

  9. Calling attention to the many folk I know who kick the can down the road TOO many times, and someday never comes. I too like to feel that someday is not an option.
    Love lasagna and hate losing friends!

  10. I get writing the wrong date but checks or as I would write cheques who writes cheques in this day and age...............hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you and yours

  11. You are so right and I think that I truly thought I would have buried my mom by now but she rallied and is still with us which is a True gift and I take every day as something special. Jilda’s lasagna sounds good and hope everyone enjoyed it.

  12. Solid advice. Lasagna like that almost would entice me to drive to your house, esp. when cheesecake is in the offering.


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