Sunday, December 31, 2006

Year End Random Ramblings (#4)

I am not in the habit of making New Year's resolutions - never have been. But if I did, they would most likely involve weight and exercise every year. If I were to make one this year, it would definitely be to be able to wear my wedding ring without going and having it sized larger!

The sun has come back to Colorado, and it is beautiful on the sparkling snow. Tonight the moon is absolutely gorgeous. I took some pictures in the parking lot of our grocery store yesterday (I wanted to post them, but they are on my brand new, gorgeous digital camera that DC gave me for Christmas, and he doesn't have the cord set up for me yet, so I'll have to do it next time - rats!) I am rather dreading going back to work after all of this time off. I did work Thursday and got the mail processed - snail, E-, and Voice. That's all I accomplished in 8 hours. Yikes!

We celebrated our anniversary a couple of weeks early this year because I grabbed an opportunity at the last moment that I didn't know was available. I read in the paper that Brian Boitano was coming to our new event center here in our town. I have been a figure skating fan for decades, and Brian has been one of my favorites for years. He is just so powerful and so artistic at the same time. I was able to surprise DC with tickets for the next night. I couldn't believe how antsy and nervous he was about where we were going. It was as if I had given him terrible surprises in the past! We were in the top row, which at first I was disappointed to see. But then I realized that the top row in this facility is the same height as the top of the first section in the big arena in Denver, the Pepsi Center. It took us 10 minutes to get there AND they didn't charge for parking! It was being recorded for television and will be shown tomorrow on NBC, 3:00 Mountain Standard Time. Check your local listings. I coincidentally sat next to a beautiful young girl and we were talking before the show started. I told her I'd been watching Brian skate since long before she was born! Turns out she was one of our Sunday school kids a few years ago and I didn't recognize her, nor did I see her mom a few seats down. What a serendipity.

Did you hear about the 67-year-old lady in Barcelona, Spain who had twins? What in the world was she thinking???

Have you been hearing all the accusations against Bill Cosby from women who are saying he did things to them after having drugged them? It absolutely devastates me to think it might be true. How could it be true? But how could so many make up the same story? Why are the stories all coming out at the same time??

Here are a few quotes that I have been hanging on to, and this seems like a good time to share them:

"Traditions are what you do during the bad times while you're waiting for the good times to come back." I don't know who said this, or where I got it, but I can vouch for the truth of it! I can say that we kept our traditions going through the last 10 most difficult years of our lives. We rejoiced this Christmas with our family intact, healthy, delivered, free, whole, together!

"When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me." John Wesley

"Lord, teach me to listen. The times are noisy and my ears are weary with the thousand raucous sounds which continuously assault them." A.W. Tozer

I can't remember the last time I greeted the new year with my eyes open. I don't imagine that will change tonight. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and Day, and may 2007 be blessed of God.


Linda said...

Hi Dawn. I'm doing one last check before I close it down for the night. What a great post to finish up with (although I hadn't heard that stuff about Bill Cosby, and I don't want to believe it's true either). I'm going to save every one of those quotes. They are filled with such astounding wisdom.
I won't be up at midnight either. I figure the new year will get here just fine without me ushering it in. Do you think we're getting old?
Happy New Year - again :)

Anonymous said...

Something about a 67 year old woman giving birth at all, much less to twins, is just wrong. Can you imagine your mother being 87 when you're only 20 years old?

All the media about Bill Cosby has been really bothering me. It's almost impossible to believe.

I love ice skating too. It's always my favorite part of the Olympics. How nice that the two of you go to go.

The quotes are great. And like you, I'm off to bed with my book. How silly to stay up long past I normally would and approach the first day of a new year tired. We're all getting together tomorrow for a day of family and playing games so I need to rest up for that.

Happy New Year, Dawn. Again. :-)

Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of that Bill Cosby stuff yet. I'm very disturbed by that. Nor about that Lady having twins. Thats just insane.

Happy New Year Dawn!

MugwumpMom said...

A 67 yr old having twins? Yowser!
Anyway, love your quotes, and hope that you enjoyed your New Years eve (I went to bed at 11:00 pm..watched the ball drop on satelite from an earlier time zone, so cheated)
May 2007 be a wonderful year for you and yours

Looney Mom said...

People are insane! Good thing we're not! LOL! Have a wonderful New Year!

Anonymous said...

I can barely handle two at 26, and one doesn't even roll over yet. The woman is nuts.

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Dawn!! Looking forward to all your future posts and comments:-)Oh how lucky to see Brian Boitano skate...I've always enjoyed his performances!! As for the Bill Cosby media hype, it's hard to believe but then you never know! Much love xox

Nancy said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the quotes. Lucky you on the ticket... I love figure skating too!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Jessica said...

We have hardly had any snow this year...a few flurries and that is about it.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Tammy said...

Dawn, I hadn't heard all of that I really hope the Cosby stuff isn't true! I don't watch news anymore, and sometimes I think it's a good thing! :0

Anyway...sounds like your anniversary ice skating show was fun! I love watching skating and saw my first live show this past summer with Stars on Ice.

Thanks for visiting my place today...Happy New Year!

theresa said...

Dawn, I haven't heard about the Crosby allegations either, but then I don't watch the news often. I love your quotes.

Have a blessed new year.

Stephanie said...

I don't make resolutions. I don't enjoy being disappointed.

WHAT? What is going on with Bill Cosby? I haven't heard a thing! But I don't watch the news know, disappointment.

I would seriously consider being put away if I even CONSIDERED children after I was 40, I can't imagine 67!!!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I so enjoyed this rambly post. I too love Brian Boitano's skating, and your comment about the lady with twins made me LOL. No kidding! She'll be 87 when they're 20 - doesnt seem fair to the kids to me. We dont have kids to just have kids, but to parent them, not have them take care of us while they're teenagers. Good grief - people are nuts!

Hope you're all melting out there now - Don talked to his mom last night and she said FC got 8 inches this last blast. We havent had more than a dusting. We do miss the sunshine and oh so blue skies of Colorado.

Anonymous said...

I live ice skating. What a treat! Sounds like a conspiracy against Cosby...all at once just makes it too suspicious.

67? I agree with Barb on that one. Kinda crazy.

I LOVE you new little photo!

Happy New Year!