Good Monday Mornin' Yall,
It is a chilly mornin' here. It is currently 31 degrees with no windchill. Yesterday was a pretty day. We had Sunshine all day here. It's suppose to be Sunny here to day and up to near 58 degrees for the high. Much, much colder air is moving in later tonight. The highs tomorrow and Wednesday will only be in the 30's and the lows down into the teens. Now that my friend is going to be cold. They say it's the coldest air so far this season.
Today is New Year's Eve. This is my last post for this year. What kind of New Year's Eve plans do you have? If you want to share them with me, feel free to do so in the comment box. We don't go out and party. We never have. Ever since hubby and me has been married, it's always been either raining, too cold, or yes, snowy outside. So, we just decided to stay home. Now we may get out and make a few blocks around town or something like that, but we don't get out on the main highways. And, when the girls were younger, they would always stay all night at my Parents house and me and hubby would just celebrate ourselves. Then, for about the last 3 or 4 years, they got to where they wanted to stay home, so we have let them. All 4 of us have our own New Year's Eve Party here at home. I will be having some chips and dips, chex mix, and a Hore'derve platter which will consist of olives, pickles, shrimp, and cocktail sausages. I also have a cheeseball that I have kept hidden since Christmas Eve. We will have that with some crackers. I bought the girls some Apple Cider the other day when I bought groceries so they will have that to drink tonight. I did get me a bottle of Champagne for tonight as well. So, at the stroke of midnight we will all have a toast and ring in the New Year together. Also tonight I will be cooking my Black-Eyed Peas with a Ham Hock in it. That way tomorrow, all I have to do is heat them up and fix my homemade Buttermilk cornbread. Since it's going to be a very cold and windy New Year's Day, it will be a good day to stay inside and eat those warm Black-Eyed Peas. Ever since we have started doing this on New Year's Eve, the girls always look forward to it each year. We will also be watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and watching the ball drop from New York's Times Square. This year Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers are going to be on there so they girls are really excited about watching it tonight. Do you make any New Year's Resolution's? I used to years ago but quit doing it because I never could keep them. I just take one day at a time and do the best I can do for that day.
Today is my good friend BJ@SweetNothings 70th Birthday. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" BJ!!!! I have only know BJ for a short time and I really love to visit her place. She lives in West Texas. If you have never been to visit BJ, please go over and visit her and wish her a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". I know she will be glad to have a visit with you.
I was tagged last night by Lib@Lib'sPrivateParadise . Here's how it works:
Link to the person that Tagged you.(Lib@Lib'sPrivateParadise )
Post the rules on your blog.(Done)
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.(See Below
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blog.
Let each person know that they have been Tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.(I hope they don't ignore me).
7 Random Facts About Karen
1. I love blogging. I think I'm addicted to it. LOL.
2. I love being with my Family. They are very important to me and a major part of my life.
3. I love Christmas. It's my favorite Holiday and I love to decorate for Christmas.
4. I love to cook.
5. I am a home body type of person. I had rather be at home than anywhere else.
6. I am scared of heights. LOL.
7. I love to watch the Food Network & TLC Channels.
Now, I am going to Tag the following people.
This was a bit harder than I thougth it was going to be. LOL. Oh well, I do hope you enjoyed it and that if I have Tagged you, you will participate.
Yesterday I did about 4 loads of laundry. I also washed up some dishes. We didn't go anywhere yesterday. We just stayed at home. We didn't get up till 10:45a.m. LOL. For our supper last night we had some Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets and Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets and some Tater Tots. I just put them in the oven and let my oven do all the cooking for me. LOL. Hey, sometimes cooking that way is the easiest way. LOL.
Today we are planning on taking our Christmas Tree and all of our decorations down. We usually leave them up till after the first of the year. But since hubby will be leaving Wednesday for his new job, I don't know if he will be home this coming weekend or not. So, we will take it all down and he will put it out in the storage shed out behind our house. It sure is going to look funny around here after it's down. It will take a while to get used to it again being normal. LOL.
Here's a little bit of information for you. You may or may not have already known this. I didn't know it till I read it. Often sung around New Year's Day, but not always understood, what exactly does the "Auld Lang Syne" mean? Well, I will tell you.
Usually sung every New Years, "Auld Lang Syne" means "Old long ago". This theme song for New Year's Day was first published in 1796. I hope you enjoyed this little bit of information
Well, guess I'll go for now. I am having my first cup of coffee. I woke up on my own again this morning around 3:45a.m. It was nearly midnight before I went to sleep last night. Maybe after the girls start back to school on Thursday I can get back into my regular routine. Who knows. LOL. Take care my friends and have a great Monday. "HAPPY NEW YEAR" to each and everyone of you from our Family. I have so enjoyed blogging this year and making and getting aquainted with so many new people. Even tho this has been a bad year for us, I do hope and pray that 2008 will be a better year not only for our Family but for each and everyone of you. Have a great New Year's Eve and be safe on the roads if you are planning to go out. I appreciate each and everyone of you that I have come to know this past year.
LOVE & HUGS,