But then I stopped myself and reflected on what I HAVE done the past few days.
Saturday - We drove about 400 miles and had a Christmas celebration with 36 members of my family in one medium size house. Oh the (joyful) noise! We were missing only 3 family members. When my grandbabies arrive in 2013 if everyone shows I think there will be 41 of us (if I counted correctly). This includes my parents, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren along with the spouses.
Sunday - We took two of our nieces to the airport and put them on a plane for home, then made a trip to Costco. I watched a movie snuggled under a blanket with my sweetie.
Monday - We worked most of the day at our paying jobs and then had friends over to help up celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of a fresh new year. I also watched part of a Bon Jovi concert DVD I bought myself for the new year. SuperDave and Chewie joined me. That cat has good taste in music and he's warm.
Tuesday - We went to bed at 2:30 AM after our New Year's Party. No party pictures - what happens on New Year's Eve......
I slept a full 8 hours and then had 2 cups of coffee in bed before I got my day going (I'm really too old for this, but not ready to admit it). At 2:30 PM we had an impromptu lunch which we planned with our neighbors during the party the night before (or earlier that morning, I don't remember for sure).
The menu included Smoked Pork Ribs, Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes, Black-eyed Peas, Green Beans Gremolata and a Tossed Green Salad along with an assortment of decadent desserts. It was yummy and the company was great. I ate too much AGAIN. After a while we dragged ourselves back across the alley and cleaned up from the night before. I did a few necessary household tasks and then read a book before falling asleep.
I also changed out the calendar. I love a clean crisp calendar - but now it is time to write in the appointments for the months ahead and start marking off the days.
I didn't even start putting the Christmas decorations back in storage, but I will very soon. (why can't they just magically jump back into all those storage boxes?)
I DO have a lot of plans for this new year, it might be time to start a list. It's going to be a great year and I resolve to LIVE every day of 2013 to the fullest giving God, family and friends the highest priority.
Time to get moving, I suppose,