|Happy New Year!|
Are you reading a blog written by the Most Boring Person in the World? No, I just think with age comes wisdom (or something like that.)
When I was young there was no problem staying up until midnight to see the Times Square Ball in midtown Manhattan fall (on TV, although I grew up in New York City.) Later, when my son was young, we would brave ice, snow and near zero temperatures to take him to First Night here in Binghamton, New York. Then, later in life, we sometimes had relatives over. It was a point of pride not to fall asleep until after midnight.
Now my spouse and I are both in our early 60's.
Last night, we were both tired from work. My spouse and I both have colds. So we stayed in, made some hors d'oeurves, opened some bags of munchies, and ate leftover cheese from Christmas Eve while watching streamed programming thanks to our Roku and Amazon Prime.
We watched a James Bond movie, Skyfall, and managed to stay up to midnight. But if we hadn't, that would have been OK, too.
My 17 year old self, had she had a time machine, would have watched in disbelief, rolling her eyes and yelling "borrrrrrrring!"
Later, we will watch New Years Day parades. I will watch my favorite, the Rose Parade, out in California. Watching the floats, covered in flowers, seeds and other botanicals, makes me sigh for the growing season. We are supposed to get snow starting about 5pm, which will transition into a major snowstorm tomorrow.
So again, welcome new readers to my blog. Winter Wonders is normally my Wednesday feature until spring. Due to New Years Day, I've moved it to tomorrow. I have two other regular features, Sustainable Saturday and Civil War Sunday. Other than these, I post daily (and have posted daily since late April, 2011) on any topic that interests me that day. Part of this month, I am going to be blogging about my brother in law, who has autism, and caretaking a relative with cancer, because that is what is happening in my world right now.
I invite you to my January journey. I promise not to be the most boring person in the world.
What is happening today in your life?