Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Feeling very optimistic about 2008 so far, strange but true. Typically when I wake up on a New Year's morning I'm not really very excited at the prospect of a new year. But I woke up this morning and felt really good, and not just because it's the end of the Holidailies (which is very good - really)!

A friend of mine last night said "everything will be great in 2008" - sounds a bit trite and rhyme-y, but not a bad catch phrase for the year. And so far, she's been right. Woke up with out a hangover with a purring sleepy cat cuddled up to me (that is a great way to wake up!), the cats let me sleep till 10am, I woke up to a serious winter wonderland (the weather men finally got it right, we've got at least 6 to 8 inches right now and it's still going), and when I went to shovel the deck stairs for the dog there was no snow on the stairs. Small things? Yes, but maybe enjoying the small things in life will be the secret to having everything be great.

We had a great time last night, the party of 8 turned into a party of 15 and was insanely fun. As I said - I've never really gone out for new years, no big parties, nothing, so this was a great way to start! We live just a few doors down from J&M, so no driving was required late at night and we could imbibe as much as we wanted to - we still managed to get home by 2 am. Scott went a bit farther than he should, I left him asleep in the chair in the living room, holding onto a bucket (just in case). I on the other hand did quite well, didn't drink so much that I was wrecked, and still had a great time. Once I get all the pictures back I'll post a few (sadly I do not have one of Scott and his bucket, I left my camera at J&M's).

Speaking of pictures, I am contemplating a 365 project - no not NaBloPoMo's 365, PhotoJoJo's 365 Project. A friend of mine did something similar a number of years back - the Internet was in it's infancy and blogging wasn't even a glimmer in some geeks eye yet - but she took a picture a day as a type of visual journal. Sounds kind of cool doesn't it? I'm thinking about it, though not having a camera today might put a little dent in the plan.

I found this link over on Contrary's blog - love the idea. Blogging because you want to - no restrictions on anything, as it should be. After NaBloPoMo and Holidailies I am totally down with it!

I guess that's as much as I have to say to say on this first day of the year. I'm off to finish watching the rose parade, watch U of M play in the Capitol One Bowl, straighten up the house a bit, maybe take a picture, work on some resolutions (one of which is to make sure to visit all my bloggie friends more regularly!), and possibly do a Daily Something page (it's been a while and this seems like a good day to pick that back up).

Current Music: New Day - Kate Havnevik

P.S. Very funny about the rose parade - just saw a float go by and they are wearing gloves, but it's almost 70 degrees there - WTF?!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year. Mandy Lou! The party sounds like it was fun. Your poor hubby! Sounds exactly like my Paulie! haha! and me and you feel great! :)

I like the no obligation blogging thingy. Very cool. When i first started blogging 2 years ago i posted every single day. now i only do it twice a week and i like that better. like it said, not everything has to be bloggable. no one really cares that my child just farted. well, i mean, mommy cares. and maybe grandma. but not the blogosphere! hehe!

Have a great day, Mandy Lou!

Lori said...

I never go out on New years eve either, too many people, too many drunks. Glad you had fun AND didn't end up with a hangover. Too bad for scott though.
Hey at least Michigan won, good game. Im not really a MI fan (I am a Notre Dame fan by marriage), but I like a good game. And I was rooting for MI.
Happy New Years

for a different kind of girl said...

We never go out on New Year's. In fact, it's pretty stunning that I can report my husband was still awake at midnight. Of course, he went to bed within five minutes of it officially becoming 2008, but at least I got a kiss this year!

We planted ourselves on the couch for two days and had a movie marathon. After that many hours with Jason Bourne, I need to get my ass up and moving, thus kicking in one of the typical resolutions!

Sounds like you had a good time. I look forward to seeing what you come up with if you opt to do the photo thing. I think I'd forget to do it by day four and feel guilty and stop completely!

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