Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday Quote Day

Good morning, campers, and welcome to a new year and a new decade. 2009 is done, done, done. Onward!

I'm not one of those look-back-and-reminisce bloggers, nor do I have a long list of resolutions for the new year. Or decade, for that matter. One of the many wonderful things participation in Alcoholics Anonymous has taught me is to live one day at a time.

New Year's Eve wasn't much different than most Thursday nights, except we watched college football instead of the NFL. I couldn't make it past halftime, and hope the ball dropped without hurting itself or others.

Today will be lots different from most Fridays – who watches football all day on a weekday? – but the biggest problem I have when the calendar flips from one year to the next is remembering to put the correct date on my checks.

Yes, I still write checks.

My treadmill is still being cranky (stops/starts/stops/starts/ad nauseum), my rowing machine still isn't fixed and we're going to get oodles more snow, so outdoor workouts will be limited to snow shoveling. (Did you know the muscles you use shoveling snow are there only for that purpose? If you lived in Hawaii you'd never need them!) I cleared the walks at my mother-in-law's yesterday and am more than a bit sore this morning.

Proving (not that I needed proof) that I'm a squishy, out-of-shape mess.

But miracles don't happen in a weekend, or even a week. I started eating cleanly last weekend and have done pretty well so far.

If you over-celebrated last night, I hope you feel better soon. If you went to bed early, as I did, have some oatmeal and a cup of coffee and settle in for hours and hours and hours of football and knitting and Hoppin' John, oh my!

Or, if you don't knit, loathe sports and hate black-eyed peas (the legume, not the band), what will you be doing with yourself today?


Elora said...

Smart girl, writing checks rather than using that slick plastic! Studies have proven that you spend 30% LESS if you have to write a check. It's just too easy to run that card through the machine and pile up debt! Arianna Huffington of Huffington Post is advocating we cancel ALL credits cards belonging to the big banks--Chase, JP Morgan, CitiBank...all the bailout make a statement about Wall Street's greed, and Main Street's need. (lack of for credit cards.)Elora

altopower said...

I don't knit, loathe black-eyed peas, and can't stand the idea of football all day long. Couldn't even watch the rose parade. What I'm doing is packing up my holiday decorations and putting my place to rights for the new year. Then it's time for a photo scanning project which will let me make another mess :)

Happy New Year, my friend! Live each day as it comes, celebrating the good, learning from what wasn't, and then letting it go. You are an inspiration without even trying :)

denise said...

Happy 2010! I am not a knitter - although my knitting instructor will be attempting to get me through one more small project before I give it up for good. While I don't loathe black-eyed peas, I'm from PA where our tradition calls for us to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day, so nary a legume in sight. And, fortunately, I was saved from watching football today because I spent the day packing and then traveling to get back to Atlanta after spending 10 days with my family.

On the bright side, travel home was a much more cooperative process than the trip to PA when I had a day's delay, and the airports weren't totally packed with folks returning from the holiday yet, so it was not a bad day at all.

Glad to have the weekend to be "psyched up" (inasmuchas that's possible) to go back to work on Monday. Like Ann, I'll be taking time to "de-decorate," as my brother is fond of saying, and get organized.

2010 - ready or not - here we come!