Yes, January is the month of new beginnings and goal-setting, but for me it is also the month of playing-catch-up-on-all-the-crap-I-neglected-because-of-the-holidays. Counting how many times I said, “oh that will have to wait until January” would be fruitless because I would lose count somewhere between gajillion and bajillion. It would also take time away from doing all the things I need to do now that January is here. So, I won’t. Instead I’m going to just get to work on said things, pray I don’t forget anything and hopefully somehow get better at time management.
One such thing I’m working on is a photo montage of my mom’s old photos for her upcoming 80th birthday. I have been procrastinating this video for months now, only to realize today that I have one month to get it all done. I went to her house the other day to look at all the old photos she had pulled and had a blast going down memory lane with her.
Some of my favorite pictures were of her days as the social chair at the Arizona Biltmore back in the mid 60’s.
The pictures all showed off her bright strawberry blond hair and her effervescent personality. She was a real life Julie McCoy, which is exactly the nickmame many of my friends have used for me over the years.
Every time there was a special event, my mom would dress up to match the theme, like this Luau . . .
I might’ve had to draw the line at this pilgrim costume for Thanksgiving though . . .
P.S. If you don’t know who Julie Mccoy is, grab your binkie and your blankie and go nigh-night.