I love Christmas, but my decorations were down well before Epiphany. I launch into the New year four pounds heavier, and wondering if 2009 will be the year that my metabolism finally slows to the point that I can't keep the weight off.
Philadelphia continues its budget crisis with the closure of swimming pools and attempted closure of libraries (a court order has kept them open in the short term) - but now that city contract negotiations are in full swing, Mayor Nutter faces his most difficult challenge. I hope he wins.
I feel great sympathy for the mayor. While I'm opposed to his library closure decision, if the money's not there, it's not there. Nobody wants to sacrifice. Everybody likes to get mad. Still, for the most part, I trust and believe in him. It's such a shame that a visionary mayor is in office at a time when the economy renders him impotent to push forward an agenda.
Only other thing going on right now: If the Eagles make it to the Super Bowl, yours truly will be in Florida for a week-plus. Not bad, but I hate to cancel my plans!
It has been some time since I've updated this journal - it's been a very busy life. I'll spare you, kind audience, the details except to say that I'm well and very happy that Bing Crosby is no longer playing in every store I visit.