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.