02 January 2016

2016 Is Here!

Hello all, and a Happy New Year to you!  I sincerely hope that this year will be a good one for all of us, and at least at this point, things are still looking up for most of us, right?  :-)

We had our usual quiet New Year's Eve - a little quieter than usual, even.  Usually we go out for an early dinner.  But this year The Tim was really wiped out, so we had our steamed shrimp for dinner, and the rest of our goodies closer to midnight.  I love staying home and celebrating the New Year with my own little family, in my pajamas.

Yesterday was also quiet.  The Tim had to work the closing shift, so we stayed put during the day.  In the evening, I wrote some thank-you notes for gifts we received, and started a new book (Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff).  So far, so good.

The good news as far as I'm concerned is that winter finally showed up around here!  It's been cold, bright, and clear - actually starting yesterday.  I was actually getting depressed with the too-warm December weather, and am feeling a lot better now that it feels that way it's supposed to feel.

You may or may not have noticed a new tab at the top of my blog page here.  Some of you may recall that I was thinking of a project for this year to honor the 100th anniversary of my father's birth.  Well, based on a lot of positive feedback from quite a few of you, I've decided to give it a go.  So please take a look at the page for Harry's Hundred.  I hope you'll decide to both participate and share the info with anyone else you know who might be interested.  I'm sure there will be some changes along the way with the details, but the basics are there, and we might as well get started, right?

For any of you who are graphically/technologically/otherwise inclined and would like to help, design, or create something for this, please feel free to speak up!  I'm one of those people who is good at thinking things up, but then generally do not have any extra ability to make it prettier, easier, etc.  :-)

That's it for now.  I have more pictures to force you to look at share, and a book report coming up for the last quarter of 2015, plus other New Year's related things that I want to post, but to paraphrase the farmer at the end of the movie Babe: "That'll do, Bridget."


Araignee said...

Happy New Year! I love a quiet New Year's too. In front of the fire is best but this year-as it's still a bit warm here we had to settle for in front of the TV.

Mereknits said...

Quiet New Year here too, I was asleep by 10:30, hugs to you and Happy 2016!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and best wishes with Harry's 100!