Thursday, January 01, 2009

And so it begins

Here's to the first day of 2009. And may the year go a bit smoother and calmer than 2008!

The start of the year for us was totally uneventful. I couldn't even keep my eyes open to midnight, so we toddled off to bed with bowls of popcorn and watched TV (sort of, in between times of "resting my eyes") until midnight. Then we watched the fire works, all cuddled up, shot off from the Seattle Space Needle. So I kind of made it to watch the New Year roll in. kind of. But it's definitely my style and I'm OK with being an "early to bed, early to rise / farmer girl" type.

It's said that what you do on the first day of the new year is what you'll do for the rest of the year. So I've started off the day blogging, so that's a good start. I plan on going to Michael's Craft store for their New Year's Day sale, always a welcome event! It's time to dismantle the Christmas decorations (even though I just love the lights) and put our home back to regular dis-order, so that's another plan for today. And, last but not least, we have a new chicken recipe that we're going to try for dinner. All in all, if this is what I do for the rest of the year, I'll be a happy girl!

Hopefully, as I said, 2009 is a bit smoother than 2008. Big things, like war and economy and weather. Little things, like the refrigerator. There has always been the fundamental question: how do you know the refrigerator light goes off? Now we know, it doesn't. My husband wanted one of the chocolate / Fiber One / Mini-marshmallow candies (may sound weird, but it's two WW points and anything covered in chocolate at 2 points is GREAT!), which were stored on the top shelf of the refrigerator. The chocolate was all melted. Turns out the refrigerator light switch went funky and the light stayed on. This kept the refrigerator running and it was warming up (not a good thing!). Fortunately we discovered that yesterday and not today, so it's repaired and it's back to being cold where it's supposed to be cold....

Enjoy your day, hopefully spent with those who are important to you. Take care. Do today what you want to do with the rest of the year.


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