Thursday, January 01, 2009

Today is the first day of....

This morning I made the black-eyed pea dip recipe from Homesick Texan and it was good.

I know what I will not be doing today:

I will not be watching the Rose Parade. When I was a kid, we went to Pasadena a day or two after the parade to look at the floats. What I mainly remember from that event was how horrible they smelled.

And I will not be watching hour after hour of football. In the past few days I have watched hour after hour of a CSI (Las Vegas) marathon, and I am sick of TV. Sick, I tell you.

I failed so miserably in keeping the resolution I made this time last year. So, this year I have made one specific resolution: Clean up after myself in the kitchen so Richard doesn't have to do it.

And the general resolution is to deliberately look for joy in my day-to-day life and try to share it. And perhaps that will balance out the other.

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2 comments:

Bdogs said...

You've got it exactly right, I think. Look for joy--small, ordinary joys...and when you look you're surprised by how many there are.

A CSI marathon? No wonder you're sick...maybe a batch of brownies would help?

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