Here it is January 4, 2018 and I have gotten off to a slow start. The decorations are still up because we had this gigantic cold front blow through and then stay. It’s the one that has buried folks in the northern and northeastern states in many feet of snow. It was just too cold to be running back and forth to the garage with boxes. And way too cold to take down the lights. Even Charley’s walks have been shortened. Most days I’ve worn long-johns when we walk. Charley has had to wear a sweater in the house!
The New Year’s Eve morning walk was one trip through the back yard. That was it. We had ice and unless it’s an emergency, I don’t get out in the ice. It wasn’t as bad as some ice storms, but our lakeside windows were frozen over, and we couldn’t see out. Very strange situation. I think that contributed to us sitting around and reading all New Year’s Eve Day–very surreal.
New Year’s Day the ice on the window dried up. (Not melted. The humidity dropped, and the ice just went away.) We still have some around the lake.
Most of the week, we’ve had our youngest granddaughter with us (me) at the lake. That means, “Let the games begin!” She’s a major game-player, which works out fine for me, because I love to play games.
When was the last time you played Life, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, or Pic-Up Sticks? Connect Four & UNO are mainstays with Sarah, but now we’ve added these others. So fun getting to teach her how to use the black stick to flip a stick without moving the other sticks. She’s a fast learner. I hate to admit, I have trouble beating her at Connect Four. LOL
The other thing I got off to a slow start on was the Whole 30, which I planned to begin on January 1. Didn’t even make my regular queso for the football bowl games, just bought a small jar of Doritos queso. I was ready to go with pork steaks, mustard greens, and black-eyed peas when my daughter, who got me, into this thing reminded me that black-eyed peas are legumes, and I can’t eat those on the Whole Thirty. She hadn’t planned to start until Jan. 2 because of them. She told me to enjoy the queso and start fresh on Tuesday. So that’s what I did. Enjoyed my wine for another day, too. LOL
Left overs from New Year’s Eve. Small plate. 🙂
So Tuesday was the first day, and I don’t feel I have much to share at this point. By next Thursday, I’ll have a better handle on how this will work. I have already figured I’ve got a lot of dirty dishes & pots in my future.
It was fun getting New Year’s greetings from so many of you on FB. I love beginnings and write about them often. It’s the second chances thing—or the umpteenth chance to do better, improve, make a difference. I hope you will find everything you need to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in 2018.
We stayed in New Year’s Eve with our youngest granddaughter and began this marathon night of game playing. How did you spend the evening? Love to hear from you.