Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010

Both L and I are rather happy the last year is behind us. We were spared from losing our jobs or having any health or family woes, but we had a pretty rough last 1/2 of the year with Ashley's illness. I honestly don't know how people coping with an ill loved one do it.

So, in celebration of the new year, we had a meal of Turnip Greens—representing financial wealth in the new year, ham—representing positive forward movement and black-eyed peas—representing prosperity. We also added in some honey corn bread, which was delicious.

I don't really agree with the whole new year's resolutions such as losing weight, stop smoking, etc. Those really are the old standbys. But, seeing as how the resolutions started in ancient Babylonian times—where apparently the most common resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment I thought I'd share a few of my own resolutions.

  1. Don't dwell on my mistakes. Learn from them, but move forward!
  2. Take more vacations
  3. Enjoy life more fully
I'm not sure how I'm going to accomplish any of these resolutions yet, especially number 3, but I'm going to work on them anyway.