Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

Everyone be safe and sound tonight in your New Year's Eve celebrations. I've always thought of New Year's Eve as "amateur night" - and still, tonight I'm off to a party with fellow members of AA, and plan to be home and off the street before midnight. Tomorrow night I will leave on a much needed vacation - a real one, not a working one (well, I do have to do two hotel inspections, which is not bad at all) - to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. I feel lucky, and grateful. The heat and relaxation will be good, the lack of stress will be good, and since I'm going with a good friend, I won't be able to focus on my diagnosis.

Meanwhile, the world continues to be insane. Bombs go off in Bangkok; I was there just a month ago. Hussein is now dead, and violence in Iraq continues (what a surprise THAT is, huh? Did Bush really think that this would solve his problems?)

What are our choices, really? Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by the insanity of everything going on in the world that I can't even face it. Other times I feel empowered. After the new Congress gets to work, will there be impeachment? Censure? Will we move forward? Will there be peace in our lifetime? Or has Bush really pushed us all to the edge?

My heart tells me we will come back to sanity, but things will worsen before they improve. There is so much hatred in the world right now, and we need a voice of sanity who will appeal to a broad spectrum of people, to quiet this dis-ease. Who will this be? Who is the Buddha among us?

Happy New Year.


Betty Cracker has a great idea. She's going to March on the Pentagon March 17th. Strength in numbers.


Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Hugs and Happy To You

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Ms. Diva. I envy all your travels! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing time.

Anonymous said...

happy, happy new year!!!! you deserve the rest and relaxation! enjoy it for me :)

Frederick said...

Happy New Year! Here is to Peace in 2007!

Peacechick Mary said...

Happy New Year! By Happy, I mean we need to get some changes going so we can do things that make us proud to be Americans. Take good care of yourself - lots of relaxation and carefree times.

Anonymous said...

Happy new year, divajood. I'm glad you are going on your vacation. Let the world slip away for a few days, relax and breathe deeply. Here's to peace and impeachment in 2007.

bev said...

Happy new year, divajood! I hope your trip will be both relaxing and interesting (as I expect it will be!). Remember -- don't overpack -- leave troubles behind in the closet as they just take up room and cause luggage to go over its weight limit. (-:

Sigrid Jardin said...

Happy new year! Your blog has been one of the pleasures of 2006 for me. I'm with you in hoping for the best while fearing the worst. May your vacation be a chance to drop away from all these worries for awhile, and sink into some well-deserved bliss! Enjoy every minute!

Tina said...

Happy New Year Diva! and I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. You certainly deserve to enjoy some R & R. I'd love to participate with Betty and others on March 17th... but I will be either way too close to delivering Baby to Be then, or maybe (just maybe) I will have just delivered Baby to Be if he/she decides to arrive a bit early. But, I do promise this: I will dress him or her in the spiffy light green onesie that I bought for BabyGirl just before the war started in 2003 EVERY chance I can. It has a picture of peas in a pod and says: All we are saying is give peas a chance.

Betty Cracker said...

Thanks for the shout out, Diva. Have a great vacation!

dusty said...

Enjoy yourself..have a great time :)

DivaJood said...

Pursey, Hugs and Happy back atcha!

Tree, thank you - it is one of the reasons I love my job.

Betmo, LOVE the flowers for your avatar! That's really great.

Frederick, let Peace begin with us!

Peacechick, Peace and Impeaches in 2007.

Robin Andrea, I want a huge bushel of Impeaches for 2007.

Bev, thank you. And good idea about not overpacking. My friend told me she was going to take four pair of shoes. I just looked at her in horror! I admit it though, I am looking for a cabana boy on each island.

Sigrid, thank you! You have a wonderful voice your ownself.

Tina, I would love to go to Washington as well, but will be doing Gramma Ah-Em duties, as it is Bean's 2nd Birthday on the 18th. So Baby2be is going to be just 2 years younger than my Beanie! Wow.

Betty Cracker, thank you. And I will continue to point people to that March, even though I can't go myself.

Dusty, thank you. Leaving in just a few hours! And still not completely packed. Oh, well.

SB Gypsy said...

Hope you have a great time on your vacation.

Sewmouse said...

Enjoy your vacation - arrive and return safe!