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I love Groundhog Day!

It’s a kind of silly holiday with the adorable little guy, the top hats, the spectacle and the tradition- I know.  But I have my reasons for loving February 2nd’s celebration. Here are some random facts about Bryn and Groundhog Day:

  • I love animals. But maybe like dating, you would say I have a “type” because I have always had a special place in my heart for cuties like groundhogs, hedgehogs and meercats.
  • No surprise~ this Celtic gal loves this holiday which began steeped in Pagan tradition.  Peasants and nobles alike loved medieval Candlemas Day and that darling little hedgehog!
  • I always refer to him as Punxsutawney Pete not Punxsutawney Phil. The alliteration just sounds better, don’t you think?
  • And why did NYC have to create Staten Island Chuck? Unnecessary to create a rivalry. However, the good news is that this year Phil and Chuck agree- Spring is on its way! We’ll see what global warming has to say about that.

Check out this fun video about Groundhog Day tradition!

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This post is from last weekend… thought I would share!

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Coffee Location:  My Mom’s Living Room on Mother’s Day

Today’s Beverage of Choice: A Yellow Ceramic Mug of Drip Coffee

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This has been a big family weekend.  

Yesterday was my niece and god-daughter Chloe’s first communion. What a magical day!  First there was the princess dress, gloves, her first  “high-heeled” shoes and a veil. Then, the little hands folded together as she walked with her friends down the aisle.  And the celebrations with family and friends for the entire day. Such a remarkable time in all of our lives. And I did not have to miss a single moment of it.  I own my own business and I make my own schedule.

Then after church today, we all head to dinner for a Mother’s Day celebration. Chloe and I are taking all the mothers (plus Dad) to dinner! Dinner at a restaurant where we have not been together as a family in years. Really special. Again, it is just those simple times of tradition and new memories that I cherish.

It makes me think about new traditions I have started in recent times after moving to my new apartment and neighborhood three years ago~ like walking in Central Park and Cathedral St. John the Divine’s grounds to witness the seasons change. And traditions in my business that are starting to form after only 18 months like my quarterly day when I turn off the world for the entire day and bury myself in the plan I have already created for my business. Does it still make sense? Does it need to be adjusted? What new ideas do I want to be able to implement? Of course, there is a ritual to this tradition… my flipcharts, post-its and markers come out along with a big pot of coffee and a huge table to spread out on in the lounge of my building.  Everything is “just so”. And at the close of the day, I pack everything up and go out to dinner with my best friend to celebrate.

What traditions do you hold strong to in your life?

What traditions is it time to create in your life and business?

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I love Groundhog Day!

It’s a kind of silly holiday with the adorable little guy, the top hats, the spectacle and the tradition- I know.  But I have my reasons for loving February 2nd’s celebration. Here are some random facts about Bryn and Groundhog Day:

  • I love animals. But maybe like dating, you would say I have a “type” because I have always had a special place in my heart for cuties like groundhogs, hedgehogs and meercats.
  • No surprise~ this Celtic gal loves this holiday which began steeped in Pagan tradition.  Peasants and nobles alike loved medieval Candlemas Day and that darling little hedgehog!
  • I always refer to him as Punxsutawney Pete not Punxsutawney Phil. The alliteration just sounds better, don’t you think?
  • And why did NYC have to create Staten Island Chuck? Unnecessary to create a rivalry. However, the good news is that this year Phil and Chuck agree- Spring is on its way! We’ll see what global warming has to say about that.

Check out this fun video about Groundhog Day tradition!

 

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