Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A Pattern for 2008?

My mom used to say that whatever you do on the first day of a new year, that’s what you will be doing all year long.

Okay, yesterday I watched the Rose Bowl parade, which always fascinates me. I watched some college football. Mr. Pop and I went for a walk around the neighborhood. I roasted a turkey and made all kinds of side dishes. Then we popped open a bottle of champagne. Later I had a New Year’s Day martini in the new glass that Santa brought me.

Hey, I wouldn’t mind doing these sorts of things all year long.


Blogger FranIAm said...

That sounds pretty good! I'll bring good gin or vodka- you tell me what you prefer in both spirit and brand.

I'll come over one day for the perpetual New Year's day celebration.

As for me- I had a nice day of doing a little of this and that, but feeling optimistic, happy.

So I could certainly use feeling that way all year!

Maybe I feel optimistic and happy because I will one day attend PoP's on-going party. Very nice.

(and I'll bring animal treats too!)

January 02, 2008 3:14 AM  
Blogger ZILLA said...

I need a do-over :-)

January 02, 2008 3:32 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Party all year at PoP's house.......


January 02, 2008 4:42 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

i slept a lot
is that a sign?

January 02, 2008 5:31 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Sort of a lost day for me yesterday. Didn't do much of anything special. Watched a couple of movies and read. Very quiet day which isn't at all a bad thing to look forward to all year. Then again an all year party isn't such a bad option either.

January 02, 2008 5:31 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Where did that come from anyhow, My mom used to say it too, so I dare not clean or pay bills! I relaxed! for sure, not much energy let over fro anything else. Guess from watching children and driving!

January 02, 2008 6:14 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Damn, my New Years Day was nothing like that. Actually, if what I did yesterday is in any way indicative of what they rest of the year is going to be like, it is going to be a sucky year.

January 02, 2008 7:25 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

I'm with Mike. I cleaned and cooked and put stuff away yesterday. Kinda like everyday last year! Uh oh. I see a sucky pattern.

Happy New Year to you, Mr. PoP, Fred and Murphy!

Luf, Us

January 02, 2008 7:57 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I heard that it's what you do on your birthday is how you'll spend the year. Well, if it's how we spend new year's day, then for me it's caretaking a sick mom, doing laundry, making homemade veggie burgers, and stealing an hour for a walk in the wilderness (seriously), photographing a red-tailed hawk, and some coyote scat that was filled with bright embroidery thread and mouse bones!

January 02, 2008 8:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Did you say turkey? Mmm... Two slices please! Happy New Year, Pissed Off Patricia!

January 02, 2008 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

I'll be drinking and watching a Twilight Zone marathon ALL YEAR???


January 02, 2008 8:32 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

We accepted an offer on our house. Hope they don't back out and we have to keep doing this all year...

January 02, 2008 8:56 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

I need a mulligan...I cleaned a chunk of the day....watched football and really awful movies with son...( the movies were fun- but I really don't want to watch bad movies all year..or clean...yikes)

January 02, 2008 9:49 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

why don't you? happy new year :)

January 02, 2008 10:01 AM  
Blogger annie said...

sleep until noon-ish?
make the curried fish i never made on n.y.e.? drink proseco? watch the hawaii rainbow warriors get horribly beaten by the georgia bulldogs? :(
i could live with a relaxing year ahead, i really could. however, the 15 year old comes back home from grandma's today, so my r and r is probably fini, for now. happy new year to you.

January 02, 2008 10:01 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Does that mean you would be watching the Rose Parade all year? Yikes.

January 02, 2008 11:30 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Oy vey, I'll be napping in my favorite chair, re-reading a Harry Potter book for the millionth time, and taking down Christmas shite? And no booze? I definitely need a do-over here too.

January 02, 2008 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want a do-over. No way an I spending the year in an airplane, returning home from 70 degree temps to 10 inches of snow.

January 02, 2008 1:09 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Sounds good to me!

January 02, 2008 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sat on the couch and worried.

January 02, 2008 2:26 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Fat happy and drunk in front of a football game all year Hmmm sounds okay to me.

January 02, 2008 2:41 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

Me neither, POP.

January 02, 2008 3:34 PM  
Blogger T&A said...

Hmmm. I slept till 11,went to the grocery store, drove out to my sister's house in the burbs. Had fondue for dinner, played Guitar Hero III with my nieces.
I could do that minus the driving!

January 02, 2008 3:56 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I've heard that too. Guess my year will be good too - spent the day enjoying a prolonged brunch with my husband and family!

January 02, 2008 9:30 PM  
Blogger D.K. Raed said...

I wish I'd known about that saying. I might've been a bit less SLOTHFUL. uh-oh, this doesn't bode well for losing 10-lbs.

January 03, 2008 12:43 AM  
Blogger Kahshe Cottager said...

Oh dear ... I have had overnight for several days and have been madly cooking and cleaning. Definitely NOT what I want to be doing every day this year! lol ... I'd rather be sharing martinis and turkey!! *-)

January 03, 2008 9:22 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

I cleaned my apartment yesterday. The whole damn place. Spotless... And as I looked around I realized that my level of stress had substantially diminished. The anxiety went away and I smiled, pleased with how comfortable I felt.
The trick? Keeping it that way.

January 03, 2008 9:30 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I am not sure if this is good or bad. I ate well the first day of the year, did a lot of cleaning and a lot of napping. I also smiled a lot. I also enjoyed breakfast (more eating) with my overnight guests. All in all, I would have to say that I could enjoy this for the rest of the year. Thanks for sharing your mother's wisdom.

January 06, 2008 4:01 PM  

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