15 12 2011

Did you taste any new flavors this year? Did you love or hate them or something in between? Will you incorporate these new flavors into your life?Bethany

This year? Hrm. I had my first fish in years, but it wasn’t entirely new. I had my first ever giblet gravy at Thanksgiving this year, although I’ve had both components before. I’ve tried not having coffee. I lasted a whopping 36 hours. And there was the year that I tried chestnuts. Although that was not this year, I am still scarred. Chestnuts are the biggest Christmas lie.

I’ve tried a lot of metaphorical flavors, though. I’d tried being a single mom. I’ve tried being the adult who has to deal with the death in the family. I’ve tried to be willing to fly to New York on a whim (and someone else’s dollar) but plans fell through. I’ve tried a Mac, although, again, not entirely new since we always had Macs when I was growing up.

I’m definitely incorporating the Mac into my life. And maybe I’ll actually fly to New York sometime soon, but I hope to not have to deal with the death of a parent for at least 30 years.

And I’m definitely never trying chestnuts again.