Monday, January 4, 2016

A Brand New Year

Good Morning to you on this brand new Monday in a brand new year. I hope you have a great New Year's and will have an exceptional year. On Thursday night, hubby and I went to our favorite restaurant for a very early dinner-4:10 p.m. You won't believe it but we still had to wait quilt awhile. However, the wait was worth it! Here is our dinner entree~Char with spinach, blue cheese and bacon over it. Hubby had mashed potatoes and I had Jasmine Rice. We were home before 6:00; this restaurant is so efficient that you are never rushed but they manage to get you in and out in a little over an hour.

We have decided that we want to fix this dish in the future for our loved ones and dearest friends, it was so good! New Year's eve we also went over to our girls house and played cards for several hours. We were home by 9:00 and just watched a little t.v. before heading to bed. We haven't stayed up til midnight since we lived in Ca. New Year's day was filled with taking down the rest of our decorations, rearranging furniture and cleaning/organizing our storage area before we put our Christmas boxes away. It felt so good, but this gal was tired after all the work. WE also got lots of items to go to charity next week-you know old clothes, books, a high chair we won't need again etc etc. As you know, I usually try to discover what word I am inspired to have for the New Year. I don't do resolutions. I always hope for some goals to be accomplished, to be more disciplined in my life. Last year's word was Trust and believe me I really learned that when I was facing my uncertain health issue and surgery.
So this year, I actually have two words that are somewhat connected.  My first word is Anticipation~I felt that this is in regards to my hopes, dreams, visions, prayers for the future.  Then yesterday I woke up with a worship song on my mind-one line says "change me from the inside out" and when I went to church the sermon was on change.  Hummmm.  I don't like change, because I always think of it in a negative way; however I have decided to embrace that any changes will be positive.  What about you-do you have resolutions, goals, that you plan on or do you have a new word for the year?
I hope you have a fantastic  day!


  1. Happy New Year...I love your words for the new year....anticipation and change. I will look forward to see how these words play out in the coming year. I have not chosen one yet. Still waiting for one to hit me....

  2. Looks YUMMY ! I don't do new year resolutions either I just go with the flow the best I can lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  3. Looks like we were doing the same thing on New Year's day. No resolutions but feel like the Lord is directing me to "stand firm" in truth. We shall see how 2016 unfolds

  4. That looks delicious! We don't have any new goals for the year other than to be healthy, stay healthy, and live in the moment more often!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Your dinner seemed perfect Noreen! Ours was very quiet too!Our decorations are down, just waiting for warmer temps. to clean garage shelves to organize!
    I don't make resolutions, like you I set goals, and I also embrace a word or phrase for the year!
    Happy New Year,

  6. Looks wonderful and glad you got all your holiday d├ęcor put up and organized...nice. I have yet to do so. Waiting for Doug to move out (got the apt today!) and after Wed, we can start taking things apart and getting the totes filled up again and back in that bedroom closet.
    My word for this year is HOPE.

  7. Noreen, what you said about change had a familiar sound. Many times I view change in with a negative overtone...that's interesting why people would do that. But I think it's a great new year's decision to think of change in a positive light. Already good things are manifesting.

    I'm glad you had a nice holiday, and you're clearing out the 'old' to make room for the 'new'. Enjoy a wonderful day full of expected good.


  8. We didn't go out for dinner this year but I like going early on New Year's Eve and then heading home. I do stay up for midnight, I love doing that. I will start taking down my decorations over the weekend. God always has a way of surprising us with those Godincidences....


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