Monday, January 01, 2007

thoughts while laying awake at 3:30am Jan 1st.

I woke up at 3:30 this morning and after an hour decided to get up. I put some coffee on and thought it time to get back to this blog after a week long absence.

From where I sit I can look out the window and see a bright yellow moon low in the pre-dawn sky. That's an auspicious beginning to the new year.

Dorothy and I are not much for late night partying, so we had lunch with two other couples yesterday afternoon and had our New Year's Eve party at the Olive Garden. We had a great time with people whose company we thoroughly enjoy.

Dorothy's making the traditional New Year's dinner of black-eyed peas, cornbread, fried potatoes, and ham, plus coconut cream pie for dessert. The family will be here.

I think I'll forego the new year's resolution this year. They usually fall by the wayside very soon into the year anyway. O.k., here's a resolution. I'm going to let the year unfold and enjoy each day as it comes, thanking God for my health and for my retirement. And to be thankful for Dorothy and all the kids and grand kids. I hate to think what life would be like without them.


Dawn said...

That is a splendid resolution indeed!

Envoy-ette said...

As we were driving across the USA, we stopped in Tulsa for dinner. They brought black-eyes peas to the table for FREE, and I thought of YOU! Happy New Year Wally!