Posted December 30, 2009 by Daniel Ginzburg
As 2009 comes to a close, we hang up our 29th hat and slip on our 30th. Certainly a milestone worth celebrating, we are looking forward to a wonderful 2010. We ring in the new year humbly and resolve to continue to offer you, our valued customer, the very best of us for each and every event.
Here is your FantaSea team with their resolutions for this year:
Stephanie: I resolve to be the best at everything I can. I hope to see the best of every situation and learn new lessons while gaining knowledge.
Jasmine: To appreciate every day. To smile every day and be a positive light.
Amy: To be happy and healthy and continue to grow in all aspects of my life. I also wish the best to all my friends and family for a great 2010.
John: To make healthy choices spiritually, mentally and physically.
Leah: I seem to make the same resolutions every year; I’m hoping that one of these years they’ll stick…let’s try again: I resolve to be healthier in body, mind and soul and be happier with every aspect of my life.
Linda: This new years day I am 51 years old – I have a lot to reflect upon and I’ve decided it’s a good year to give myself a make over. Should be interesting to see! Make it a great year!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
Posted December 23, 2009 by admin
The Holidays come and go so quickly and yet its almost as if time slows to stall as we prepare for the family to converge together for the Holiday gathering. The uncertainty looms as we considered who would Aunt Nelly show up with…or will little Theodore bring his tattooed girlfriend to meet everyone this year?
It’s always the new ones that get scrutinized the hardest and over time we watch those strangers become family members or family members become strangers and our children become the party givers instead of the party crashers. It usually takes the first Holiday Season to see how well the newbie’s will fair. Holidays have a way of bringing out our best intentions but certainly it is the fall out that creates our dysfunctional bliss.
When it comes down to it…Do you ask the girlfriend to bring something or boyfriend to take out the garbage? How about after dinner, when Grandpa is handing out the snifters of brandy and cigars gathering around the card table, dare say, do you expect the boys in the garage would calm themselves after the Fantasy Football dispute and tear themselves away from the television? Or, when you can’t get the Guitar Hero out of the hands of your kids grandmother so that the kids can play…do you say something? It never quite goes as we imagine it to.
I decided many years back that my version of holidays would be to provide a place where the strays and not so strays can come in, get something hot to eat and cold to drink and leave when they’ve had their fill of the craziness. Less expectation is a good recipe for less stress in my holiday cookbook.
I was fortunate to have members of my FantaSea family join my daughter and I for Thanksgiving dinner this year. It was a great cocktail of hardy laughter and impromptu naps on the couch after an ample dose of deep fried turkey. Never a dull moment when you have a bunch of party planners in one room, add a dash of champagne and the spirits come out to play.
This Christmas season the discussion of my daughters pending FantaSea nuptuals resonates between she and I, as we find ourselves planning a trip to Mt. Shasta with her and my future son-in-law for the holidays. This is not a weekend visit, not a dinner at Grams, this is a week of snow of heavy coats all cozied up in a small cabin.
I’m feeling that this will be a special time for all of us and yet I’m sure there could be moments when I want to scream, laugh and perhaps cry, tears of laughter never hurts the soul. I’m looking forward to shedding the day-to-day stress and just relaxing, taking the time to have fun with the kids. So lets give ourselves a good reason to relax this holiday season, take a little time for yourself and keep that fire within burning. Smile at the little things and hold on to the meaning of giving and loving during the holidays.
My holiday wish to you: sit back and enjoy the show, next year will be here soon enough. Here is to your reason to relax over the holidays, you deserve it!
Posted December 21, 2009 by Daniel Ginzburg
With the holiday season right on top of us and we are all struggling with last minute presents and holiday cards to pop in the mail, it is the perfect time to stop and remind ourselves that there are people in our lives who are worth all this effort.
Here are a few holiday wishes from a few of us on the FantaSea Team:
Stephanie: Wishing you all the happiness, joy and warmth at this time of the year and always.
Jasmine: I wish everyone a season full of joy, laughter, happiness and love.
Amy: I have my Mum coming all the way from Australia, so all of my wishes are already fulfilled…except for that leather jacket and those brown boots I want!
John: Sending the warmest holiday wishes to you and your family. May God shower his choicest blessings on you this year!!!
Leah: I am asking Santa for a Weber BabyQ and a Dyson vacuum cleaner…but of course my wishes are for those who need Christmas cheer the most; may all your Christmas’s be bright!
Linda: I wish for peace, lots and lots of peace throughout the world. Let’s be thankful for the peace we have in this great country we live in and strive for more.
On behalf of all of us at FantaSea, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!