Tuesday, December 14, 2010
i DO have one holiday each year that i get all
excited about, that i look so forward to.
New Year's Eve.
i get some kind of food i normally
don't, sometimes it's that i make a
giant lasagna casserole. sometimes it's
been crab legs but not so much anymore
because it really needs to be excessive and
crab legs in Socorro are first hard to come
by at all, and if they appear in the Smith's
Grocery, excess is, well, Way Excessive...so
something more like lasagna with no holding
back on ingredients. ALL the cheeses. Fresh
spinach layer. real sauce, from scratch.
garlic bread and a salad to die for.
then, the new
after the gluttony, after its all put away and the
it's the calendar ritual. the old comes off the wall
and i sit, a particular very fine point pen in hand,
transfer all the important information, slowly. very
very carefully, month by month to the
notations at the top and bottoms of months as needed...
sometimes it seems important to note something from years back on
the upcoming year...
this is my most real ritual. it has intense meaning
for me. it places me somehow
and is extremely important.
today, going to the Dollar Store to get the socks for
the Giraffe sock puppets for the new man boy Julian Daniel Ortiz,
i also got the next calendar.
here it is and wouldn't you know.