Monday, January 01, 2007

A good start

My new year's day included lots of the kinds of things I'd be happy to see more of in 2007, including but not limited to:

  • Getting up a little later than usual
  • Eating leftover cookies and coffee cake for breakfast
  • Spending plenty of time online without anybody resenting it
  • Finally visiting a blog I'd been hearing about and finding it even better than I expected
  • Showering and having my new haircut look good after air drying
  • Going out together as a family
  • Visiting friends
  • Meeting new people
  • Taking a few pictures and having some of them come out really good
  • Giving homemade cookies to people who will appreciate them
  • Demonstrating patience with my children
  • Getting home at a reasonable hour
  • Making plans to get together with neighbors later this week
  • Having both Alex and I voluntarily get some cleaning up done around the house while the girls watch their video
  • Coming up with something worth posting on the blog
  • Relaxing with a beer and a grown-up video after the kids are in bed

How was your new year's day?


lisa January 02, 2007 5:19 PM  

Not bad, thanks for asking.

Woke up at a bed and breakfast in Old Salem (thanks Scott!)...ate a nice breakfast...walked around in a warm drizzle and took some good pictures...drove around leisurely...went home and decided it was still vacation, so checked shopping and housework right off the list...built a fire and spend the rest of the day doing puzzles and watching movies or TV. Fell asleep during Letterman with a book in front of the fire. Retired.

Dad January 03, 2007 7:37 PM  

Our New Year's Day was great. Mom and I had taken Grandma to Buffalo to visit her sister. Mom and I stayed in a hotel and had a 24-hour getaway for ourselves. New Year's Eve we ordered in pizza to go with a bottle of chanmpagne we had brought, played cards, and were in bed by 10:00 p.m.

New Year's morning we got up before 7:00 and drove a half hour to Niagara Falls before anybody else was up. We parked on the NY side, walked across the bridge to the Canadian side, and walked about a mile down along the river to the edge of the Horseshoe Falls. On the way back to the car we stopped for coffee, then walked back to the United States and drove back to the hotel - all by noon.

Back at the hotel we finished off the leftover pizza, then went and saw "The Holiday" with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, and Kate Winslett. (It was good.) Then to Mom's aunt's house for dinner, then to the other aunt's for several games of Scat.

Not a bad New Year's day.

mom January 06, 2007 9:59 PM  

He's right about our New Year's Day. Since he already descibed it, I'll substitute today and tell you about it.

We got off about 7:30 this morning to go to the Raleigh Art Museum to see a wonderful exhibit of 50 of Monet's paintings of Normandy.

It was a beautiful, sunny day. I saw three deer in front of woods at the far edge of a pond not far past Farmville - they were like a Hudson School painting and a good omen.

Enjoyed the Money exhibit and several other galleries. Had a delicious and not overly expensive lunch at the museum - turkey and melted cheese sandwich with tomatoes and cranberry/pear chutney, and a glass of chardonnay.

Good conversations and plan-making with Dick on the way home. Then Mom and I packed away the holiday decorations - but not the tree - which took the next several hours. After that I sat with a hot cider toddy and watched a DVD of old Johnny Carson and Groucho Marx and George Burns shows, which I had given Mom for Christmas. And now to bed with a book.

And what's more, I still have tomorrow to goof off!

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