Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year

Last night was a late night...it was New Year's Eve, but my college team also played in a semifinal game against Michigan State last night in the Cotton Bowl.  Our team was readier than Michigan State. They played well, but come up short. Alabama will play for a national championship a week from Monday night. It's against the #1 team in the country and should be a great game.

We both meant to sleep in this morning, but my internal clock went off in my head at 5:30 a.m. Tossing and turning until 6:30, I slipped from the covers and went into the kitchen and hit the brew button on the coffeemaker.

Usually I sit reading through my email and wish people happy birthday on Facebook, but I decided to start the New Year off with one of the behaviours I'd like to turn into a habit – yoga.

I fetched the mat I use every Monday night in Jilda's class, I flipped it flat and let it settle on the hardwood floor. The next 30 minutes I did a very good routine and when finished, I felt a little taller.

By the time I was ready to roll up my mat, Jilda got up and we started had a nice quiet cup of coffee.

Today was productive. I began working on a story for a magazine that I'd been putting off for a while, and did several other things I'd been dreading to set the tone for the coming year. Yucky tasks, you can run, but you can't hide from the Rick-o-later. You will get done mister smarty-farty thing on my DO IT NOW!!! List.

This afternoon, we visited sick folks, old friends, and made a passle of calls to friends we haven't talked to in some time.

I hope the first day of 2016 was a good one and your task list fears you.




7 comments:

  1. I don't have a task list--the only thing I want to do is make it through the year!!

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  2. I don't make resolutions or whatever a person might call it. I do strive to be the best person I can be at all times. I am not always successful but it has been my life's goal.

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  3. I wish I had the stick-t0-it ability to follow a Yoga routine. I get only a far as a 'plank' (not sure if that is Yoga) then into one or two positions and that is it about once a day.
    I admire anyone who can stick to it. I am convinced it is one of the top exercises for the mind and body in the world.
    I have a million excuses s[ace being the first. haha.
    I admire you and Jilda for consistency in walking and Yoga.
    That picture looks like WINTER! Happy New Year!

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  4. that is "SPACE being the first" or should be... LOL

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  5. Congrats on the great win. :)
    I'm not especially fond of Saban, but will be cheering on the Tide just a few miles from the stadium next Monday eve.

    Happy New Year!

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  6. I am in fear of my task list:) It sounds like you had a productive day for the first day of the New year-good for you!

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  7. A very Happy New Year to you both !

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