Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year


In the quiet of the morning on a brand new day in a brand new year, I am up. Coffee in hand, the chickens have been let out and the big dog has gone to do her thing. She sneaks into a daughter's bedroom to curl up on the foot of a bed. Our animals are very spoiled here.
We stayed in last night. Declined two invites but just felt like staying home. We barbecued a delicious tri tip and fell into bed by nine. A dog at my feet and my hubby asleep next to me. The perfect way to ring in the New Year.
This is a busy week for us as we host Christmas and a family birthday on New Year's day. We are making a big turkey dinner as we had Mexican food on Christmas day as is not uncommon in Southern California. So hubby and I will begin our scurry in the kitchen. The turkey is in the brine and I cannot wait for the wonderful smell of it roasting in the oven.
I feel good about the coming New Year. I look forward to sharing the frugal challenge coming in the next few days. This will be a high priority for our household this year.
No resolutions, but I have been watching the calories lately. I actually lost a few pounds in December so I think I will keep that up. My daughter is running track and I refuse to let her head out for a run alone so I throw Q in the jogger and we chase her as best we can. Good for all of us. I will re-join a yoga class I have not been to in months as it really helped my flexibility. Move it or lost it right?
From my home to yours.... Happy New Year!!

20 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Have a wonderful time with your family today!

Barbara F. said...

Enjoy your Christmas/birthday celebration today. I love that you join your daughter for her run, with Q. in a jogger. Happy first day of 2013! xo

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

We celebrated in much the same way last night. Just tbe two of us! Have a great time today with your family!

Holly said...

Happy New Year Sweet Lady. Looking forward to your frugal challenge.

Leslie said...

Elaine, what a bright start to 2013! Enjoy this festive day of celebration!
Happy New Year to you and the family!
Leslie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Happy New Year!!! The turkey sounds wonderful and loosing weight and running is definitley on my list of things for the new year. Hugs, marty

Kris said...

Sounds lovely to me! We had all of the kids here for a fun evening! Have a great time today!! And good for you, for getting out there with your girls! I NEED to get myself out there too!!!
Happy New Year my friend!!!
xo Kris

Vintage Gal said...

Happy New Year Elaine ~ enjoy your celebration today. Yoga is definitely on my list this year ;-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to joining you on the Frugal challenge and I'm also going to lose some weight this year.

Carol Z said...

Have a wonderful celebration and a happy new year. I will be stopping by for the frugal challenge. It's on my list of thoughts for the year ahead.

NanaDiana said...

Have a wonderful turkey day with your family. I was glad to hear you weren't eating CHICKEN!!!
I need to check into yoga at some point- xo Diana

Ginger Zuck said...

Happy Healthy Blessed New Year to you and all your family. Sounds like a wonderful day planned, enjoy. Hugs!

20 North Ora said...

Elaine - Sounds like a perfect New Year's Eve to me. Kinda like ours. I must try to lose some weight before my big trip in July. Just got to get motivated,

Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy

Val said...

Happy New Year!!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Happy New Year, Elaine! I really need to get back into yoga class, too.

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I am vowing to be a better blogger and blog neighbor! LOL! Enjoy your Christmas dinner.

Chenille Cottage said...

Good for you, Elaine. You sound ready for the new year. An early night on NY Eve is my kind of way to celebrate!
I'm in San Diego awaiting the birth of my newest grandbaby. He's my youngest son and dil's first child. I am looking forward to being in the delivery room for the big event.
My son has let me use his computer for the next few weeks and I am grateful to not get behind in my blogging.
I'll share pics of little one soon.
Blessings, my sweet friend.
Carolynn xxx

ImSoVintage said...

Hope your New Years day was wonderful, Elaine. Frugal is definitely on my list this year. Happy New Year.
Laura

Precious said...

Your day sounded wonderful.I also love that you are running.

JAPAN SAMURAI said...

I wish you a ☆ :: * Happy-New-Year * :: ☆ From Japan.!! God bless you during 2013!
Ryoma Sakamoto.

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