Rain is falling in the heartland of Oklahoma today. Even though it is chilly and gloomy outside, this is a welcome sight given our drought situation. It is the perfect gift for closing out 2012.
I have been reading many posts on the upcoming new year, congress battles, changes, and varied resolutions folks are making. I have never really been one to make
stick with resolutions, but I am a “list” maker. And I do believe in new challenges, big or small, to improve my mind and life. Plans. Goal setting. Call it whatever you like. I want to take steps toward the positive, for there is always room for improvement. Everyday. Not just at the first of the year! George really nailed it on his blog posting, Have a Plan, Not a Resolution. This is a wonderful short read with great direction!
After hubby and I awake from our wild New Year’s Eve party tomorrow morning…..:) we will cook a batch of black-eyed peas for New Year’s Day. Neither of us like them. But when I was shopping the other day, the display of black-eye peas caught my eye. Then I thought of my Grandma’s tradition. She ALWAYS no matter what ALWAYS cooked black-eyed peas at the first of the year for good luck. My parents and sister follow this trad and mom asks me each year, “Did you have your black-eyed peas today?” Isn’t it amazing, all the thoughts that go through one’s mind at the grocery store! So maybe I am just cooking these things for memories sake….regardless, I’d say that’s some pretty good vibes sent our way already! (and check out this recipe for pulled pork! I made it for my kids the other evening. So simple.
yes, I know I don’t eat pork, but still It will go well with those peas!!)
I have been blessed to be surrounded by strong women in my life. My grandmothers, my mother, my sisters ~(♥ Mary), aunts, many friends. Obstacle after obstacle. Never giving up. Facing struggles head on. They keep getting up again no matter what. And when they rise…it is with a plan. So here’s to all the wonderful people in my life…..and to each and every woman. You are stronger than you think you are. You can do this. Thank you for being in my life and for setting the example that you do! ♥
♪ ♫ ♪ Happy New Year ♪ ♫ ♪ !!! And I’ll call ya at midnight! 😉
p.s. Read Help-me-Rhonda’s post….it will give you chills and great direction for whatever day you choose to start your new year.