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It’s New Years Eve! Somebody just asked me if I am ready for 2009.  I said to him, “I have no choice, it’s coming whether I am ready or not!” It just is. That my friends is one small example of acceptance.  Having acceptance for “what is” is the key to dealing with life on life’s terms.  Having acceptance does not necessarily mean that you agree with what is.  Having acceptance is not fighting with reality.  It is what it is! Tuck that away and use it when you find yourself getting a resentment.

Since election night I have had a bad case of “bloggers block”.  You see, bloggers blog about things that they are passionate about.  Well, I was passionate about the election.  Now I am searching.  I love food, but it’s my New Years resolution to join Weight Watchers, take Alli, go to Curves and whatever else I can do.  Oh yeah, sit-ups!

2008 was an interesting year to say the least.  I’m not going to go into a whole retrospective, you can see that on Entertainment tonight.  I like to think of it as the year of “Truth.”  Yes, the truth came out how Bush has ruined this Country.  The truth came out about our financial situation.  The truth was spoken when over 50 million Americans voted for change.  The truth came out about that ridiculous Governor of Illinois and his hair.  There have been many truths exposed this year which I have to say is a positive way of saying that there was also a lot of lying going on!

Speaking of witch, congratulations  are in order to Sarah Palin.  Yes Harvey’s Bristol Cream gave birth to a baby boy named Trip.  Have I given you my recipe for Holiday Chili yet? For the sake of redundancy, we will omit the moose meat this year and substitute reindeerBeef, elk, buffalo, yak or turkey will also work if you live south of the North Pole. If you are from the Florida Keys, please don’t use key deer, they are so damn cute.  Anyway, brown the meat along with half a sweet onion, half of a green pepper and 4 or 5 cloves minced garlic.  Add 3 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tbsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. salt, 1.4 tsp. cayenne, 16 oz. crushed tomatoes, 8 oz. tomato sauce, 1 can red beans, 1 can pink beans, 1 can of black beans, 1 beer, 3 cups water, 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips.  Simmer for 2 to 3 hours stirring occasionally.  Make green chili cornbread.  Serve with a splash of red wine vinegar, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chopped sweet onions, chopped jalapenos and a tums! This is a great New Year’s Day dish.  You can hang out in your pajama’s, serve your friends as they stop by, and watch football while you take down your tree.  Another year over, a new one just begun……………………….

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