Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to jump right into the new year. Are you full of resolutions, plans and hopes? I’m working on my list of goals and plans, but never do resolutions. I figure they just set you up for failure in most cases. Plans and goals, however, will allow for adjustments and changes as you go along, hopefully achieving them and adding to the list.

Today I start the new year working, as well as doing the usual household chores and cooking. The traditional New Year’s Day dinner is in the works – pork and sauerkraut in the crockpot. I’ll add to the menu mashed potatoes, blackeyed peas, cooked apples and biscuits. Our oldest son will be coming to have the first dinner of the new year, joining the youngest son, my husband, mother-in-law and myself. There’s also a peanut butter & banana pie chilling in the refrigerator for dessert. We’ve gotten a bit tired of all the cookies and candies that have been in front of us for the past several weeks, and any cookies that are left over will be frozen today.

Years ago my mother used to jokingly say that however things are on New Year’s Day is how they’ll be all year. For instance, if your house is dirty it will be dirty all year. If you’re sick, you’ll be sick all year. So this year I suppose I’ll be working. Maybe not such a bad thing, huh?

Anyway, I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. May all your fondest wishes be granted!
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”  ~Bill Vaughan

“A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”  ~Author Unknown

“Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New-Year find you a better Man.”  ~Quoted in Benjamin Franklin's 1755 Poor Richard's Almanac, December 
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