01 January 2008

How was my day you ask? OK, you didn't ask. But you might have been wondering. We left for my parent's house at 11:30. My mother had been seeing to every detail of this get-together, and I wanted to make sure we were there on time. I think I mentioned that we always went to the folk's house for a big ham dinner on New Year's Day. Since my mother's stroke, we've had some events at her house, but us kids did everything. This year she was determined to take care of it, and attendance was required. I picked up the platter my mother had ordered, along with the beer. My sister got to the house early and set out all the appetizers. There were 11 of us, and we ate a lot. Chips and dips and cheese and crackers along with a bread bowl with dip. Then we had a late lunch of all kinds of deli meats, cheeses, breads, potato salad and Fumi salad (a kind of Asian coleslaw). Somehow we squeezed in the banana pie. It was just a relaxing day at 'home' and my parents were very pleased to have us there. We made up that we'd do it again next year.

We got home around 4:30 and I've been sitting on the couch for the last 4 hours. I've done a few loads of laundry (fortunately the laundry room is only about 20 feet from the couch). I've caught up on all the newspapers since before Christmas. I couldn't tell you what I've learned and wonder if that wasn't a waste of time. I've had the TV on in the background and watched the news, ET, and a show on The Discovery Channel called Dirty Jobs. I really wanted to start a book but instead I've just been lazy, lazy, lazy. It's a good thing tomorrow's a new day. I do not like being lazy. Lazy is not my thing.

16 comments:

mosiacmind said...

Sounds like a good day. I hope that your new year is blessed with joy and peace.

Mary said...

Lazy? I think not - worn to a frazzle is more like it. You've been going full run for weeks. Four hours on the couch does not lazy make. I'm happy that you and other family members had a good day with your parents. Nothing like family to renew ones focus.

Jay said...

You guys are some partying folks around the holidays aren't you?

jAMiE said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time...i would never say you are lazy, you are always on the go it seems...you've had a busy holiday season, you deserved a 'breather'...i hope you have a wonderful day today.

Happy New Years Cheryl..all the best to you and Emily for 2008!

C.A. said...

What a nice day, Cheryl! :)

Mike Rowe, the host of Dirty Jobs is my secret crush. OMG...I lust after that man!

happyone said...

Everyone deserves to just sit around once in a while and do nothing.
Glad you had a nice time with your family.
All that food, I'm full just thinking of it! :-)

abbagirl74 said...

Well, it sounds like you had a wonderful time.

fiwa said...

That's great that your mom was feeling up to putting on the ritz. Sounds like you all had a very nice day.

hugs -
fiwa

Rich said...

Nothing wrong with a bit of laziness or even a lazy day ir two -we tend to deny ourselves this way more than we deserve.

Cheers Cheryl, :))

CJM-R said...

I am so glad it all worked out for your mom, it must have made her feel so good!

No , you are not someone I would ever in a million years call lazy!

Dave said...

Well there's nothing wrong with being lazy every once in awhile. Besides, it sounds like you deserve it! :-)

Kelly Jene said...

Lots of parties for you!! Doesn't sound like you're being lazy, it sounds like your body is calling a time-out! :)

By the way, you've inspired me with your Christmas card to get back into card making. I spent a bunch of money getting supplies and I'm having a blast making ones for different occasions.

Take care!

M said...

lazy is my thing!
well, in fairness i am not lazy at work but i tend to procrastinate on household chores....

Happy New Year!

bonnie said...

Are you tired yet? And are you feeling better? Just checking. I'm glad you liked the Kite Runner. I don't like movie theaters so I'm patient for the dvd versions. Have you read his new book 1000 Splendid Suns? My mother lent it to me. Steve said it was good.

SOUL: said...

you NEVER sound lazy lazy to me... if anything, you recover on occasion... never lazy.

Portia said...

What a nice New Year's tradition. We have so many for the other holidays, but none for New Year's. I'm glad your mom got her wish:)
I don't go to the theater, but that sounds like an awesome book. I better go check some out before my list grows longer than the books themselves!

p.s. After your New Year's, I'd hardly call 4 hours on the sofa lazy! Just call it two movies;)

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