Still trying to find that one bulb that's keeping the whole string from lighting or have you fallen into a post-holiday funk? The snow today didn't help much, it's just messy and cold enough to be unpleasant rather than picturesque. But here comes another long holiday weekend, and maybe you'll get a chance to wear those fuzzy slippers someone gave you for Christmas or try out that new kitchen gadget that caused you to say, "You really shouldn't have" and actually mean it.
PlainTalk will be back on January 2 with a big kick-off to the new year. Every blog posting for the entire month of January will give you suggestions and tips for creating new year's resolutions and - better yet - sticking with them! You'll find information on voting, staying fit and healthy, taking care of your car, taking care of your soul, paying your taxes and giving yourself a break. So check in with PlainTalk beginning January 2 and find inspiration and practical advice for making 2008 your best year ever.
In the meantime, don't forget the City of Des Plaines "New Year's Eve on the Plaza," beginning at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve at the Des Plaines Theatre. The entertainment and fun will be spread over many locations in town, including Library Plaza, where you can take a carriage ride, have some free refreshments and enjoy live music. For more information on this event that grows bigger and better every year, click here.
And no matter how you ring in the New Year, make it safe. Get a designated driver and fasten that seat belt. We look forward to seeing you and serving you here in the library next year and for many years to come.