Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I am not going out tonight. Not that I had anywhere to go, but my cold is still making me feel very curmudgeonly and unsociable. The kids are all away, at least for a couple hours, but my celebration instinct is not kicking in. I just want to crawl under the covers with Bloof the cat. But I have to pick kids 2 and 3 up at the end of the driveway when our pastor neighbors bring them home from the church celebration.

Despite all that, I still think New Year's Day is one of my favorite holidays. Kind of laid back, no big family get togethers planned, just a day off to reflect on the old year and make plans for the new. And a lot of planning I have to do! I want to grow more food than ever before, landscape the new house yard for perfect bird refuge and feeders, and get my running back on track to lose 20 more pounds and feel even better than I do now. That was my greatest accomplishment of 2008: running. Well, that and moving into the new house, but I feel like a new person.

So tomorrow I think I will take some time and go driving where they saw the snowy owl and boreal chickadee in the Christmas bird count. I may not end up seeing anything, but I may see something priceless. Life is kind of that way. You just never know, and you always have to be ready.

Happy New Year, everyone. I am so thankful for the friends I have made through this blog, and yes that means the ones I have not yet met. You all are special to me!

11 comments:

Pablo said...

I am going out tonight, but not to a party. I'm going to pick up #3 Son Aaron and his wife Amber at the airport after 10:00p.m. Given that their flight will likely be delayed, it's possible that I will welcome in the new year at the airport rather than home in my own bed, which is my custom.

Deb said...

Pablo- Best wishes for a happy holiday reunion! Hope you don't have to spend the night at the airport...

jan m said...

I agree with you. New Year's is my favorite holiday of all - a new focus, a new beginning. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Madcap said...

Happy New Year Deb!

forest wisdom said...

Happy New Year, Deb. I'm really glad to have found your blog this year. Best wishes for all your endeavors in 2009!

Floridacracker said...

Happy New Years Deb!
Congrats on both of those accomplishments and good luck with your goal of 20 more.

I really enjoy Sandcreek and whenever my feet are cold like they are right now, I just think of you all up there and it doesn't seem so chilly after all.

Kathie said...

I hope 2009 is full of love, joy, and blessings for you and yours.

sarah said...

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RuthieJ said...

Happy New Year Deb. I hope your cold gets better soon.

MojoMan said...

Sitting quietly and reflecting on the year just past and the new year that lies ahead is one of my favorite activities this time of year. So much so, that my primary New Year's resolution is to start every day with a few minutes of quiet contemplation.

Deb said...

Happy new year to all! I always appreciate hearing from you. :)