I don’t know about you, but after the holidays, I go into a deep-blue funk of sorts. It’s sort of like a holiday hangover.
Not a true hangover, mind you, caused from imbibing in too many spirits, but a holiday emotional zapper that leaves you listless, empty of anticipation and longing for the next festive event to plan, decorate and shop for.
There are no more Christmas commercials jingling bells in the background and no songs about Santa shimmying down the chimney to get you in the holiday spirit. Even the mistletoe has died.
No, what we’re left with is facing another year’s worth of resolutions we know we won’t keep. Perhaps it’s because the anticipation and hurry and flurry of the holidays are over. Sort of like post-vacation blues, which really exists.
I know I’m not the only one who suffers from post-santa syndrome. There’s a lull at the beginning of a new year, and it’s a while before the next festive holiday event comes around.
So, I’d like to know how you beat PSS. Send your beat-the-holiday-blues tips to me so I can share with our readers. Email me at email@example.com.
During the holiday season, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office is providing a Tipsy Taxi service to prevent parish residents from drinking and driving.
The program is in its 11th year, and Sheriff J. Austin Daniel says the service has helped cut down on the number of drunken-driver arrests.
“This is by no means meant to encourage residents to drink and drive, but hopefully it will reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roadways,” Daniel said.
Tipsy Taxi will be provided only inside West Feliciana Parish through Sunday. Contact the Tipsy Taxi service by calling the Sheriff’s Office dispatch 24/7 at (225) 784-3136. Callers will be asked to provide their name, current location and home address. A deputy will be dispatched to pick you up and take you home.
Leadership North is an annual leadership development program for the north Baton Rouge region. The Zachary Chamber of Commerce hosts the program with assistance from the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and LSU AgCenter.
Participation in the program is open to people living or working in Baton Rouge, Baker, Central or Zachary and communities in East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes who have the full support of the organization or business they represent.
The program is designed to engage emerging leaders in the region, preparing them to meet the future needs of their communities. Through the exchange of viewpoints and experiences, participants are exposed to the challenges, opportunities and vital issues affecting the northern Baton Rouge region.
Applications can be downloaded at zacharychamber.com. Deadline to apply is Jan. 31; the 2015 class begins March 19.
Join a garden tour at Rosedown State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.
A guided walking tour takes visitors through the historic Rosedown Gardens and outbuildings.
The garden tours at Rosedown will be held the first Friday of each month.
Send your Around West Feliciana events, news and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 993-0066. Deadline: 3 p.m. Friday.