January 1, 2020
It is so much fun to start fresh and new. I love it! So far this morning
12:01 am sound asleep
3:00 am wide awake and having a delicious Hazelnut flavoured coffee
3:30 am off to the airport (family had to catch an early flight)
4:00 am back home for breakfast (leftover steak, eggs, bacon, and toast with bakeapple jam)
5:00 am hot bath while pretending I am in a luxurious spa
5:30 am sending New Years greetings to family and friends
6:00 am settling down to write a new story
Now tell me! Isn't that a perfect way to start a new decade? Mind you, I'm not quite sure where the 'spa' thoughts came from as I have never been to one in my life. Perhaps I will make it a reality this year or maybe it will just remain in my thoughts as I go madly off in all directions. And the food - oh my.
What Mom Always Said
I can remember my Mom saying years ago,
"You must always wear something new on New Years Day AND whatever you do that day will be how you will spend the rest of the year."
Wear something new? Okay, I have a couple of options - new pajamas, new socks and a beautiful scarf given to me by a special aunt. I am definitely not as brave as some so I will NOT be wearing those pjs out in public. That leaves me with the socks and, of course, the scarf will do nicely.
What to do today? Hmm! There's a whole list of things I'd like to pack into the next few hours:
go for a hike
visit family and friends
make a new card
write a poem
try a new recipe
learn to play the accordion
Really Mom! It's only been 7 hours in this year and already I'm saying "Squirrel"
To my family and friends, I wonder ... What were you doing at midnight, will you wear something new, and how will you spend your day? Be sure to leave a comment on this blog. I would love to hear from you.
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Wishing all of you my very best!