I don’t get much credit for being halfway through the first day of the year without complaining. We spent the night in a bed & breakfast in Parkville. I awakened to the gentle cry of a train’s whistle and twinkling Christmas lights from the sitting room outside our bedroom. I slipped out and made coffee, strains of classical music filling the air, from an iHome strategically placed by the Inn’s proprietor. The closest I came to “complaining” was a quiet comment that I had not expected the restaurant where we ate on NYE to have a special (a word which here means ‘higher priced’) menu when I planned this surprise evening for my husband’s Christmas present. But I didn’t disparage the restaurant; I just remarked. However, echoes of one of my favorite phrases rang in my head: “I’m not complaining, I’m just explaining.” Maybe? Maybe not.
Ah. Challenges! My other NY resolution (besides relinquishing all complaint) is to lose six pounds by March 1. Suddenly, that seems easier!