Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year

Last night was a late 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.


  1. Anonymous6:14 PM

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

  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.

  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!


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

  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!

  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!

  7. A very Happy New Year to you both !


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