It is just over a week to Christmas and we have had our first flurries of snow yesterday. Nothing settling as yet but who knows, maybe we will have an old fashioned white Christmas this year.
It’s such a busy time of year for most of us with all the festive preparations. Presents, cards, deorations, food shopping are just a few of the activities that occupy our minds these days. Shops over laden with goods, queues everywhere; tv’s pumping out the Christmas commercials, spend, spend, spend! buy, buy, buy! Let’s all be jolly, but who will pay the bills?
Is this what Christmas is all about, a time of excess and spending more can you can afford? Parents made to feel guilty if they can’t afford the latest hot toy for their little darling!
For me, Christmas means family, a wonderful excuse to get the family together again, exchange the latest news, hot gossip, jokes, share a meal, a glass of two and above all to have FUN together! LAUGHTER! That’s the real JOY of Christmas.
As we prepare for the forthcoming festivities our thoughts extend also to the next year ahead – 2010 and what it holds for us all, for our families, friends and the world at large. The world seems to be in turmoil these days, a world out of balance: everywhere chaos and change; the earth protesting, factions at war, strikes, and now even the members of the Climate Summit in Copenhagen cannot seem to come to a solid agreement on such an important issue as protecting our environment. Even if we cannot truly control what is happening in the world today, should we not sit down and just honestly re-think how we treat this earth that we rely on and how we treat each other these days.
Thinking of the year ahead and business matters, our last monthly Ycademy Seminar for 2009 was the preparation and extension of the Path to Profitability to 2010 and new products like the Semiomantics XO 2010.
Semionantics XO 2010
Semionantics XO 2010 is an amazing modified blog theme that requires no plugins. Any serious blogger knows what a pain these can be. With every update we encounter conflicts and some technical problems, even if they are just minor ones they are real time wasters when trying to solve the problem. Do we really need these updates so frequently? I, for one, am not so sure. No plugins means we also use less of the valuable server resources we pay for, Semiomantics XO 2010 using 50% less memory than its earlier version. Things indeed should run better, faster and smoother.
I am only too happy to acquire a plugin-free, script.