Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Not-So-Creative Happy New Year!

I had an idea for this post--I was going to write this quote which appears on January 1st on the little daily calendar I keep in the kitchen because is inspires me when I read it every year:

The new year lies before you
Like a spotless track of snow--
Be careful how you tread it
For every mark will show.

(author unknown)

To go along with the quote, I had this cool idea of posting a picture of our backyard which was blanketed in pristine deep snow--but then the weather went all "Al Gore" and we had torrential rains (and even "thunder snow!") and our subzero temperatures were replaced with crazy warm temperatures that melted all the snow within hours. So that idea was out...

Then an had the idea of doing one of those "years in review" post with pics of all the highlights of my year--but I'm totally confused about my photos as they are on my old computer, new computer and various discs--way too complicated to compile.

Then I had another idea that I would get Pickle on video saying Happy New Year! to everyone. But poor baby is sick today--her "nose is crying" (is that the cutest way you've ever heard a runny nose described!?) and she was in NO mood to humor me with a cutesy video...

So I will just say a boring old HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! to all my blog friends! Hope you have a great one! Resolutions and a recap of our "disgusting crap" party to follow...


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19 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Happy New Year! I love your blog no matter what, although I'd have loved a Pickle video too! ;o)
xoxo

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

"All Al Gore" so funny!

Missy said...

Awww! We are sick here too but what a cute way to say Runny Nose! I love that saying from your calendar. Great ideas and sorry they did not pan out. But Happy New Year to you too!!!

Allison said...

Happy New Year to you, too! Can't wait to hear about the "disgusting crap" party soon.

PS Please keep my family in your prayers. Last night I got a call from my mom that my grandmother is on hospice 24/7 and that "the end is near". My parents are on their way down and we all plan to go see her today and let her know that "it's ok to let go"! It's been a long couple of years and we know she is ready to "let go" and finally be with her husband and son!

JANE said...

Can't wait for the "crap" update!
Hope Pickle get better soon!

Jennifer said...

Good quote! Happy New Year, friend! =)

Becky said...

Those were all good ideas!

Can't wait to hear how the party went...and what you ate:)

Z's Mom said...

hahaha..I think you've coined some new phrases...the weather went "Al Gore" and the "crying nose"....I love them!!!

Can't wait to hear about the party. Hope your new year is GREAT!!!!

Karen said...

Love Pickle's description of her runny nose. :-)

Happy New Year to you and yours !!!

amelia bedelia said...

It was the thought that counted! Happy New Year to you!!

Shannon said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Cheers!

Kelly said...

Happy New Year back at you! You can recycle those ideas next year!

sandi said...

I love your pickle! That is the cutest thing.

noble pig said...

Oh pickle! When my little is sick he always wakes up crying saying his smeller is out of whack...it cracks me up everytime!

Happy New Year to you and your family...you all feel like family to me!

Mimi said...

Are you in Michigan too? We had thunder snow here. In my 41 years I'd never heard of thunder snow before this winter.

mannequin said...

Happy Happy New Year! Whoo hoo!
That's a very nice quote and the *ideas* were all great. It just wasn't meant to be..

Angie said...

Happy New Year! Nice quote...Wondering what yummy *crap* you made this year :0)

Constructive Attitude said...

Aww so many ideas..you should still do the recap thing. That's what all the T.V. stations will do. So you wont be late.

And happy new year to you too!! :D

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh poor Pickle's nose!!!!

She can tell us Happy New Year when she is better...we don't mind!

Happy New Year!