Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve

I spent a lot of time today refining and writing my goals and intentions for the coming year. It seems like we have a lot of things in the works and they seem to be converging on the coming year.
I'm excited.
I have to temper the excitement somewhat because the last time I was REALLY excited about and upcoming year was 1976. Our country was coming out of years under Nixon and Ford and the turmoil that surrounded those administrations. We were finally out of Vietnam and we had a farmer headed for the White House. I got fired on my birthday, January 15th and I was unemployed for the entire year. I had been working at the Community News in Sumiton, Alabama with my friend Dale but the owner of the newspaper decided our little piece of heaven needed a publisher onsite. The relationship quickly went south and a few weeks after the regime change, I was on the unemployment line. To be honest, that was probably a gift because I was barely making minimum wage and the future was not bright there. But, I digress - I feel like good things are on the horizon for Jilda and me.
This morning we went to Jolly Cholly's produce stand and bought some collards for lunch tomorrow. We always lunch with Jilda's sister Pat where we eat black eyed peas, collards, and cornbread. The peas and collards are a tradition especially here in the south. They guarantee that you will have good fortune and money the coming year. We take no chances and eat a double helping of each - it doesn't hurt that we both love black eyed peas, greens and corn bread.
This evening while Jilda was teaching her Monday yoga class, I went to the Piggly Wiggly Grocery store and bought some nice steaks, a salad, some bread and a nice bottle of wine. We plan to have a relaxing evening here and stay off the roads which can get crazy on New Year's Eve.
Later on tonight we'll watch the festivities at Times Square and we'll ring out the old and ring in the new year.
I hope everyone has a great holiday.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:37 PM

    You seem to have forgotten the hog jowl to go with the rest of the meal. And the peach pie a la mode to chase it down. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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