Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

In years past, we partied until the wee hours on New Year's Eve, but the last few years we've celebrated quietly at home. 
The roads can be treacherous on this particular night. Good people who've had too much fun, can  run you over without realizing it. 
Even if you've behaved yourself when you go out, and only had a glass of champagne to toast the new year,  you could get stopped at a roadblock on your way home, and wind up in the pokey.  Being dead, or in jail is not the ideal way to start a new year.
Tonight Jilda whipped up a pot of her world famous beef stew and we sat on the screen porch and listened to the rain.   Off in the distance we could hear an ominous  thunderstorm stomping its way toward us. We have our fingers crossed that we don't lose power before daybreak. But if we do, we'll welcome the new year by candle light. I could think of worse things.
I got a set of tuned wind chimes for Christmas and we hung them on the porch and they entertained us as we dined. Click here to hear.
We'll be watching a movie and waiting for 2011 to arrive.
I hope the new year is kind to you all and you attain more than you dreamed possible.
Happy New Year from Rick and Jilda.


  1. Blogger is being a stinker! Anyway...
    I've never heard chimes like that, cool!

    Hope your new year is blessed. I feel the same way about going out. That beef stew sounds yummy!

  2. Anonymous10:20 PM

    Same to you. 2011.. where did the time and year go?

    Your blog name became a post title a few moments ago for me. Thanks

  3. I love the description of your evening. We are waiting out some really tough weather here in North Dakota, but glad to be holed up and safe in our warm home. We just had a feast, the two of us and our five kids, and played Mexican Train, a game we got for Christmas. Now, we await the New Year together, along with the rest of the world. Peace to you in 2011. Thanks for stopping by Peace Garden Mama earlier. I love seeing new faces!

  4. Dear Rick & Jilda,

    Happy New Year to you both as well and good health!
    Did you happen to know my 'Uncle' Bo Whaley? He wrote many books and columns for the local news paper. Just curious...

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  5. Oh wow your wind chimes!! I didn't know what to expect when I put my headphones on and then I heard them chiming away in the wind and the rain (I think it was rain!) Awwww!! How lovely!! Thank you for sharing this lovely sound!!

    Have a safe and peaceful New Year!! Yes please no driving when there are careless drivers on the road!!!

    I hope the storm subsides and you and Jilda see the New Year in beautifully! Take care

  6. Chiming in the new year? ;)
    Happy New Year!
    Good luck with your goal for 2011.

  7. I hope 2011 brings you lots of joy ... and uninterrupted power! Have fun :)

  8. Sitting on the porch and listening to rain is just about the best way I can think of to bring in the New Year. We do that quite often. Turn off the sounds in the house and go out back to sit on our screened deck/porch. Southern living at it's finest!! Happy New Year to you and Jilda!!!!

  9. Thanks y'all. We're having a few friends over this evening to have black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread in celebration of the New Year.

    Mariette the name Bo Whaley doesn't ring a bell. Did he live in central Alabama?


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