Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013.......day one

 My mom gave me this beautiful woven table scarf, my step father gave me two chipped beef jars, wrapped in Christmas paper that I turned into votive candle holders when I got home, trash to treasure. It was a joke but I thought they were charming, he is still getting to know me, haha! I loved both gifts and they were given with love and laughter.
  I miss this.........

yes we took the dog, we both behaved quite nicely, the year is off to a good start so far. 

New Jamie Fox crush. We went to see Django Unchained on New Year's Eve. Extremely violent and they use the "N" word more than I cared for  (it is about slavery, but still......)
however...... the movie is BRILLIANT! My new favorite movie, Quentin Tarentino may be my favorite director ever, he outdid himself with this one.
 It was interesting, the theater was not very crowded but the three of us were the only white folks except for one other couple. There was a group of African Americans behind us, two beautiful African American women in front of us, and even though this movie was about the south and slavery, all of us, both black and white had the same reactions to many of the scenes. There were times when I was very ashamed to be a white person in that theater, but those two beautiful women in front of us turned to us as we were leaving, smiled and wished us a Happy New Year, and it made me hopeful for how far we have come, but this film is also a reminder of how far so many in the south still need to go. I was raised to believe the color of our skin did not make a difference in how we treated one another and my daughter didn't even know that there was a difference in the color of people's skin for a long time. She sees a person for who they are on the inside and the color of their skin is just a part of their beauty.
May we all see each other this way and judge less, love more!
peace ya'll in 2013


Amy said...

Happy New Year Tracey! Yes, the scarf is beautiful... Hope it's a great 2013 for you.

Trish said...

Well said, Tracey..and Happy 2013 to you and your family.
Live, laugh and create!

smartcat said...

Beautiful scarf and funny jars. What is the Santa history?

Peace and Joy in 2013!

cookingwithgas said...

judge less- love more. That needs to be the motto for 2013.
Happy New Year!
When it was all said and done this Christmas was a good one. One with stories.....remember the Christmas of 2012 and the no-water..hahahaha you will all laugh and we had to get a room so we could get clean.... that was a great Christmas....

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Amy, thanks, yes, the scarf is sooo great!
Thanks Trish, same wishes to you!
The santa isn't too exotic, I found it in a little shop recently for 50 cents and just liked the look of it!
This Christmas was definitely one that we won't forget, it was fine, but I could have done without all the drama!

Anonymous said...

sounds like you had a good and thoughtful holiday. happy new year to you & yours.

Tracey Broome said...

A very great holiday, just a few bumps, happy new year to you toooooo!