Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010

I remember thinking of year 2000 or 2010 and figuring out what age I would be then. My twenty-five year old self would think how terribly old I would be then so I'd best do a lot of living before those years creep up on me. I was right in my thinking that I should do a lot of living but I was wrong about the old part. I know what age I am mentally but I also know what fun and what joy there is in life for a sixty-two year old woman who chooses to keep squeezing out the good in every day.

If Bill and I stay up until midnight to usher in a new year, it's more a fluke than planned. Yesterday evening we went out to the Catfish Country, a restaurant that we had heard about and wanted to try. As is our tradition, I brought paper and pen and over drinks we wrote out our new year's goals. We've refined the process over the years to come up with concrete things and ways to achieve them. Bill usually chooses one self improvement item to work on so that he can be sure he gives it a good work out throughout the year. More than that and he says he doesn't keep them. I'm glad the old boy keeps working on himself. He tries to talk me into doing the same thing but I don't fall for it. LOL

I choose a self improvement, an artsy one, and then one that I believe will improve my life in general and one that is farfetched. I have found that writing them down clicks somewhere in the subconscious and I'm working towards that goal even when I don't know it. I take out my list every couple months to see if I'm on track. That works for me. I sure have a lot of them written down this year. If I don't succeed with something, I take it on to the next year. I find that I don't have many carry overs though. The one thing that sticks out for me is that one year I had to carry over "take golf lessons". I'm glad I didn't get specific about it, like "be able to play golf after the lessons" or something like that or it would still be on my list. I have had years when I only had one thing on my goals list. That's usually when something very important needs to be addressed.

So, on the way to Catfish Country we were dazzled by the blue moon. I had heard it called blue moon but wasn't sure why. It was a full moon and glowing so bright it was quite a show. Then the cloud formations around it kept changing it into these marvelous water colors of brilliant light and shadow. It took our breath away. What a perfect way to end 2009. The restaurant turned out to be really good. Our expectations weren't real high but we were surprised with the huge chunks of fish and coleslaw and hush puppies. I could eat there again tonight. However, the Gators (who are number 5 now) play their bowl game tonight so we can't get too far from the TV.

I failed at my first goal which was to update my blog so I'm current on Jan 1, 2010. The holidays are such a busy time that although they are ripe with events and happenings to write about every single day, I just can't find the time. So, I will start at Jan 1, 2010 here and go BACKWARDS for a bit and hit Jeni's birthday and our Christmas. I hope to be caught up in no time.

P.S. Go Gators!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Judy..looking forward to your "backward" look on the end of wishes for all good things in the New Year..CA