Jan 1, 2009

The holiday season went out with a wimper here at the Sneed joint. I awoke this morning to find Mrs. Sneed furiously packing away the Christmas decorations. I carried them out to the special Christmas shed and put them away for another year. End of story. Noah stayed over last night so that his folks could go out to a New Year's Eve bash. They had the foresight to book a hotel room at the site, just in case there was drinking involved. I understand there was. Plus some dancing. Mrs. Sneed and yours truly took Noah to see the latest 'rodent saves the day' kid's movie this afternoon, followed by bargain hunt at a nearby department store. All Christmas decorations were on sale at 75% off and for that markdown, you have no choice but to buy some. After the movie/shopping, we met Noah's folks for dinner and everyone went home. I'm not one for New Year's resolutions so I won't be making any. My plan is to look back on 2009 in December and take credit for what went right. Those things, if any, will become my ex post facto resolutions. A sure-fire system. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

11 comments:

Barbara said...

What a novel approach to New Year's resolutions! It seems like it can't fail. Now why didn't I think of that?

Skeeter said...

Sounds like a good approach to new years resolutions to me!

Best wishes,

Skeeter

bella rum said...

We packed everything away today too. I've enjoyed your blog all year and look forward to future helpful hardware man advice. Happy New Year, Merle.

Squirrel said...

It's kind of sad to pack everything away, and sweep up the last of the pine needles, but then it's good to look forward.

Adrianne said...

Sounds like you had a good New Year's Day, all things considered -- you got off the "undecorating" hook, which is always a good thing. I, on the other hand, spent yesterday disentangling the 14 strands of lights that I insisted on putting on a 7-foot tall tree. What a mess that was! Still, the pain of undecortaing was totally worth having a beautifually lit tree for a couple weeks, at least in my opinion.

I love your approach to New Year's resolutions, and I'm sure there'll be lots of good things for which you can take credit in 2009!

Megan said...

I haven't put anything away yet...

Avid Reader said...

There's a big party at our house every night.

whimper....

Steve said...

Happy New Year, Merle! That's a very healthy approach to resolutions. :)

Reya Mellicker said...

Why didn't I think of that??

Kurt said...

Ditto on the New Year's resolutions.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

it was easy to pack up I only had out 4 nutcrackers, one small nativity scene, a musical santa claus and a singing mouse out....the candles in the window stay up until the epiphany - hey you can take the mouse outta the church, but you can't always take the church out of the mouse

did you see the tale of despereaux? call me kermie - but I did tell ms t's ma next tuesday ms is here with me we're heading down town to see it!