Month: December 2022

New Year’s Eve Inspiration

In between Christmas and end of year, the plans for New Year’s Eve celebration is in full force. Here’s what I am thinking for a formal dinner setting Source Cocktails from here Appetizers Recipe for New Year’s Eve Cake I intend to bake Roast beef is on the NYE menu, with my secret recipe rub. But since I cannot share, here’s a recipe close to the one I intend to make. And for new year’s day – a reset might be in order from here. Have a wonderful celebration, stay safe, drink responsibly and enjoy your company 🙂

Winter Solstice

Yesterday, as I wished my co-workers around the globe through Teams chat, the happiest of holidays, those in Finland also wished me ‘happy winter solstice’. Which had me raise an eyebrow, thinking it was not yet the 22nd of December. Naturally, I had to point it out, and the response was – OH BUT IT IS… You see I had sent the message at midnight California time, and it was already 10 in the morning there – on Solstice day. Which by the way is the longest darkest daytime in Finland. Amazing don’t you think?

Sharing Too Much…

If I were to share all personal and professional of things…I’d air what one might consider ‘my dirty laundry’ So I do wonder how some have no issue sharing, nor any consideration of the outcome of all that is saying too much without regard… You must know what I am referring to. What would one gain by doing so? Empathy, relatability, compassion, care, understanding…drama, ratings, income? This issue had me wondering – why have we reached a point of such mindlessness and where do we go from here if we are unable to save ourselves? So, I did the usual search online and found this article which done a descent job of explaining, and naturally I decided to share to see what you all think? …after the World Cup Final On Sunday of course 😉 Go France!

Let’s Touch Base

Recent meetings at work are titled…let’s touch base. I suppose only because of yet another re-org, restructure, and re-re et all. Which gets me thinking on days where I feel off, that if it is still worth the fight? To stay focused, see the bigger picture, and all things that drives one to aim for the ultimate success in their career. Until…that part of life, trumps all others and you realize on the seventh day of December, that you haven’t made an effort to decorate the house, nor focus on the upcoming holiday. Then you look around, and think, perhaps the joy of the holiday season is no longer the way it once was. And that we are all simply going through the motion of making Christmas happen. Am I alone in this thinking? And…forgive me for sounding downbeat…but I do wonder if we will ever get back the true spirit of Christmas? What are you thoughts?