A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE – Jan. 2 — Que sera sera

Que sera, sera, Whatever will be, will be; The future’s not ours to see, “Que sera, sera What will be, will be.

Happy New Year.

New beginnings. Always a time for reflection and resolutions—and what the heck, even if you don’t carry through on your resolutions the fact that you invested time into polishing up some ambition shows reason for hope.

Going into a new year is a tricky situation—chances are you are not doing it quite the way you had planned it. For instance—winning the 6/49 is still on your to do list.

Whatever though—it’s all pretty well summed up by the 1950’s Doris Day tune, Que Sera, Sera.

When I grew up and fell in love I asked my lover, “What lies ahead? Will we have rainbows day after day?”

Here’s what my lover said, “Que sera, sera, Whatever will be, will be; The future’s not ours to see, “Que sera, sera What will be, will be.”

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I’d been watching the TV on the Sunday afternoon before Christmas—all CBC had on was the weather reports of the ice storm back east.

They kept showing the same scenes over and over. They must have shown this one car trying to navigate around some fallen tree branches at least 100 times.

It could be so much worse though—I could be there instead of here.

Can you imagine what those people have had to go through? Three days without being able to connect to the Internet. People there are going to go weird.

They are going to need some serious post-traumatic counseling back east after this one.

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The story on the Whoville Christmas party at the Midway Community Hall brought me to a new insight. Of course, I needed to mention the author of How the Grinch Stole Christmas—Dr. Seuss.

You can pretty much figure you are famous if you have a name like Seuss and the spell checker on a word processor can double check that the ‘e’ and the ‘u’ aren’t transposed.

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Lots of winter activities coming up over the next month. The Border Bruins will play two home games at the Midway arena in January (the 10th and 22nd). Phoenix Ski Hill opened in time for the school break and the last word on Mt. Baldy was guardedly optimistic for a January start.

The Boundary Dog Sled Association races run Saturday Jan 25th at 10:30 am and the last race will start at 1:30 pm. The same schedule applies to Sunday the 26th. They call it the Boundary Dog Sled Classics. The Kettle River Racing Association will host the 5th annual Snowmobile Drag Races at the Midway Airport on Saturday, Feb. 1. Greenwood’s Winterfest is coming up in February. Personally this is not my favorite weekend of the year. They schedule events to run one after the other over two days. If I am going to get an action shot of the snow volleyball and the golf and the broom ball then I’m going to have to be standing in the snow banks when each of these things is happening. Standing in a snow bank for two days is not what I signed up for.

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I was given an early Christmas surprise. I think it was one of those secret Santa things because I haven’t a clue who to thank for this terrible cold I’ve been fighting over the weekend.

This cold had better show some improvement by Christmas Day or I am going to be bummed.

If I’m still this sick when those outdoor winter sports events start happening then I’ll have to put in for hazard pay.

Take care of someone who loves you ….