Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year's Day

We started off 2008 by putting away all the Christmas decor. While I didn't really appreciate Michael's method to getting the job done (sort of like a bull in a china shop), I did appreciate his effort and we were done in a lot less time than I would have been on my own.

We then opened a bottle of our favorite champagne and watched a football game. I'm not sure which one it was, but it might have been the Rose Bowl. My eyes sort of glaze over when sports are on the television. I usually grab my laptop, a magazine, or a good book to avoid having to look at the screen. Late in the afternoon, I did begin to complain that I was bored and I thought we were going to do something. He told me if I could get ready in less than an hour we'd go for a walk at the beach. So, I rushed to get ready and we headed down to Seal Beach and took a walk down Main Street and the pier there just in time to see the sunset. It was gorgeous!

I asked Michael if he makes New Year's Resolutions, and he said he doesn't. I'm not surprised. This is a man who really doesn't like change. I admitted that I usually make a few, but then don't keep them. In fact, I've decided not to make any this year. There are things I want to do in this new year, but I don't think I need to make a list to do so. I'd like to spend more time being creative (in what way, I don't know yet), be more active, grow spiritually, and fully enjoy our time as newlyweds. I think that's enough to strive for for now.

8 comments:

Kayce said...

Happy New Year Joannah! I'm glad someone went to the beach, I tried but never got out of my jammie!

OziMum said...

Happy New Year! What a beautiful way to bring in the new year! I love beach sunsets. Just perfect.

i-Con said...

Happy New Year! It sounds like you've got some great goals in the year ahead.

Shelley said...

I second that. I think that sounds like a great plan for this year.

Enjoy the rest of your time off, Joannah! It was great seeing you. :)

Shell

Shannon said...

Your resolutions sound darn good! Have a beautiful year! =)

Mob said...

That picture is awesome. Reminds me of when we used to live near the beach, gorgeous sunsets. I'm like you, I will watch football, but my eyes glaze over too.Yawn...

redmaryjanes said...

Happy New Year! I love your mellow approach to 2008. I'm sure it will be a wonderful one for the both of you.

Tori said...

Hello beautiful Joannah...

It was lovely to meet you and share tales yesterday. I have now caught up and seen pictures of you and the Silver Fox (grrrrrrrrrr) on the Big day. Your man reminds me of another Silver Fox that we know and he looks so bloody happy on the day - as you do too. This is a wonderful match and I wish you all the best with the next leg of the journey - despite your obvious shortcomings and the 'diminished chances...'!!!!

Oh and remember....just relax!!!

Thanks for stopping by my meagre blog...you too will be added to my list!

Yay...

Mwaaa