Sometime around 1993 I accompanied my husband to a work conference at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. My son was about 8 years old and my daughter only one. I had the rare opportunity of traveling with 007 while the kids got a little bonding time with their Granna.
We had a wonderful time of visiting with co-workers and enjoying the grounds of such a historic hotel. But, on one particular day while J was conferencing, I saw our family’s future on the face of a clock.
My word of the year for 2016 is “relationships” and I have chosen a particular relationship to focus on each month. February is the month of love, so this month, I am focusing on my relationship with my husband. As I began to prepare for 29 days of loving my spouse, I discovered something great. These are suggestions that will work for a husband or a wife.
In keeping with my word of the year, “relationships,” January has been the month to focus on our relationship with money. I’ve covered the question of who and how much to tip, and discussed the topic of greed in the movie, The Big Short. Now a more personal question arises, do I have goals in place for 2016 that include a financial checkup?
The Christmas pickle is a tradition in our family that goes back several years. My mother-in-love first found our Old World Christmas ornaments at a little shop in Mountain Brook. Christine’s was the cutting edge gift shop of Birmingham for over 30 years and my MIL has given us several wonderful gifts purchased from her. This sweet gift is one that literally kept on giving for years to come.