Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The First Post of the New Year!

Ah, New Year’s Day. The first day of a new year. A chance to start afresh. A clean slate, waiting to be writ upon. An opportunity to make life better; to do things right, this time. The possibilities are endless. Well, it always seems that way, until the Bag Lady actually wakes up…

This year the Bag Lady’s resolution is rather vague. Something to the tune of getting healthier and being more active. Basically the same as every year, only not quite as specific as in the past. Somehow, being a perfect size 8 (or whatever) isn’t quite as important as it used to be. It seems more important to be healthy rather than just skinny. And if being healthy means being a 10 or 12 rather than an 8, the Bag Lady can live with that.

All this talk lately about how carrying your excess weight around your middle contributes to heart disease has the Bag Lady worried. She has never had much of a waist – her mid-section is straight rather than curvy when she is slim, and curves out rather than in when she’s packing extra weight. No amount of sit-ups has ever affected her basic physique. And now that her cousin (who is basically in much better health) has had heart trouble, the Bag Lady is quite concerned. Gotta work on that core. But enough about the Bag Lady.

How did all of you celebrate New Year’s Eve? The Bag Lady and the Cowboy had a nice, quiet evening at home. The Cowboy was still feeling the affects of the stomach flu they both suffered through, so a light meal and television seemed to fit the bill. They watched “Fried Green Tomatoes” (again) and enjoyed it thoroughly. Couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that they are both getting older and wiser, could it? Nah...

So did you drink champagne and dance on tables? Watch fireworks and party with the crowds? Spend the evening with family and friends?


Leah J. Utas said...

My big New Year's Eve included sneezing a great deal and writing today's blog post.

Mike read his latest seed catalogue and occasionally came up for air.

"A clean slate, waiting to be writ upon."
Yes. Well put. That's exactly how I feel until I get out of bed.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Sounds like a great New Years Eve!

We're staying with friends and they had small party--all folks we know so it was a lot of fun.

Okay, maybe a little too much fun. Movin' pretty slow this morning.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - hope the sneezing goes away soon!
Crabby - drink lots of water! Glad you had fun, though.

Reb said...

Well, we played Dragonology and had home made Irish Creme - Mmmmm!

Leah, I hope you are feeling better soon!

Hilary said...

Happy New Year Baggie,

We partied with neighbours as we have for the past 3 years. Lots of good friends, food and drink... and an outdoor fire. And nobody had to drive to get home.

the Bag Lady said...

Sounds like fun, Hil! We were invited to a party in the "neighbourhood" (10 miles away!) but would have had to drive home. And the flu was still hanging on around here, so we stayed home. Felt better for it on New Year's Day, too!
Happy New Year to you and yours.