For all the media chatter about the Christmas storm...much of it is of course driven by the fact the storm passed right through the center of their world....we in NNY made it through the weekend with just a spate of cold and no snow...
In fact its sunny this morning with a balmy 10 degrees on Pearl Street.
It was a quiet Christmas and now we head in to the run up for New Year's.
That's a holiday that isn't what it used to be...I don't think people get as worked up over it as they used to....Mostly its a night out at dinner or house parties....And of course New Year's Day is watered down...
Remember the big football day..the bowl games..Rose, Cotton,Orange...
Now there's a zillion bowl games with the silliest names and teams with no business playing a post season game. The purported national champ is chosen by means always in dispute and the biggest bowl is often not on New Years, but the much heralded Totistos Bowl on January 4....A bowl named after a snack chip...that's a sign of something.
But this is the week of transition...diets started...resolutions made...and a look ahead at what the new year brings.
It looks like a good year ahead,with the economy improving and a less radical regimen likely coming out of Washington.
Everyone is waiting to hear what Governor-elect Cuomo has to say on Saturday when he takes over from the severely beaten and scarred David Paterson.
The City has some challenges to be sure, but there are many good things happening as well.
You can start taking down the Christmas decorations, and quit eating those ubiquitous Christmas cookies that should be fading away by now.
Happy New Year.