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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

#347 Day One...

of a brand new year.

Wouldn't you know it, the day begins and it is colder than Billy-be-damned and a witches mammary gland combined. Thank goodness there is no snow to shovel off of the drive.

As near as I can tell, there are no plans to go anywhere today. We will stay warm and snuggly in our home. Because of a prudent and mild celebration last evening, there is no hangover whatsoever to contend with. As usual, we celebrated with one of us having a Bailey's Irish Cream and the other a tot of Kahlua on the rocks. By 10:45 PM the lights were off and one of us was gently snoring.

Watching some of the festivities as shown in the nightly news, we were not even tempted to join them. The news that the police departments of all of the surrounding communities were out in full force to catch those of us who believe we can drive well even with a buzz on, was also a reason to stay home and quietly enjoy the presence of each other.

I make no resolutions as a matter of prudence. Most of the time such pronouncements are no more than that, a promise to do something that might not get done. So, what to do? I can look forward to some things we are planning for the new year. I know some of them will get accomplished because we have already committed through reservations, to get them done. Others are a bit more tenuous.

Things that will get done:
  • Riverboat cruise from Paris to the Normandy area.
  • Spending time with very dear friends in France.
  • Motor trip through Southern Germany.
  • RMPO reunion in Augusta, GA with side trips.
  • Working at least two weekends this month - the remaining schedule not set yet.
Things that might get done:
  • Visit mother and brother in El Paso.
  • Replace current little, red sporty car with another little, red sports car.
  • Transport current little, red sporty car to new owner. (Plans to be worked out.)
  • Add new essays to Things I've Stumbled Across Along the Way.
  • Begin one or two new blogs, one for War Stories and one for Jane's Life.
As other things/opportunities arise you will read them here. Why, there may even be photos. I hope that you have some goals that you are passionate about completing in the coming year. Follow your passion. Life will be more worthwhile when you do. You will be amazed at the energy and the satisfaction you will have.

Have a happy and prosperous new year. That's an order! lol

The coming year holds many promises


Little Lamb said...

You do the same! :-) Happy and prosperous New Year! It will start out warm today and it's supposed to get cold tonight here in the 30's.

shannon said...

i'd probably fly down to get my little red sports car (this is all assuming kev agrees and what not) and drive it home to portland (possibly with the aid of jill).

Jack K. said...


The Phosgene Kid said...

I miss Europe. I was in Germany for three yeas with NATO and really enjoyed it, even logged some time in Italy during the Bosnia trouble.

I never got to Normandy, but did see the battlefields in the Argonne and around Bastogne and Malmedy.

Thanks for stopping by, hope it warms up for you, that is why I settled in AZ instead of back in WI...

Hale McKay said...

Coolder than a witches mammary gland - nice succinct imagery there, Jack.

Be thankful you aren't a brass monkey. :o)

That's quite an itinerary you have slated.

I hope you have a great New Year and fulfill all your plans.

Thanks for the visits and comments during the past year and thos occasional tidbits you forwarded.

Peter said...

Wazza posted this list but you may have missed it, Happy New Year.

This year, I resolve to...
- Gain weight. At least 30 pounds.
- Stop exercising. Waste of time.
- Read less. Makes you think.
- Watch more TV. I've been missing some good stuff.
- Procrastinate more. Starting tomorrow.
- Take a vacation to someplace important: like, to see the largest ball of twine.
- Not jump off a cliff just because everyone else did.
- Stop bringing lunch from home: I should eat out more.
- Get in a whole NEW rut!
- Get the windows tinted. Buy some fur for the dash
- Start being superstitious.
- Personal goal: bring back disco.
- Get more toys.
- Get further in debt.
- Not believe politicians.
- Avoid airplanes that spontaneously drop 1000 feet
- Stay off the International Space Station.
- Not swim with pirhanas or sharks.
- Mope (this one for Peter) about my faults.
- Never make New Year's resolutions again