Saturday, 1 January 2011

holy shit, y'all

In the past two weeks, I have

started a new job (the jury is still out on that one - I'm getting in on the ground floor right before some very exciting things happen, but the waiting for the good stuff to happen is hard to do)

Read in church Christmas Eve, and managed to NOT giggle my way through the 'fruit of thy womb' part, which I was SURE was going to come out 'Fruit of the Loom', and how could I possibly not break down and weep with laughter while thinking of these guys hanging out at the manger?

Had a lovely Christmas

Tra-la-la'd my way innocently into the world of after-Christmas sales (why oh why do I never remember to stock up on laundry soap and toilet paper the week before Christmas??) and watched two grown women shove each other and pull hair over a 70% off Christmas tree. What great memories the winner of that item will have each year when she gazes at her tree! This is from the year I snatched old Mrs. Carverson bald. Feliz Navidad!

The accordion seems to be a hit-or-miss thing (I am brain-damaged, obviously) but they seem to be having a lot of fun with their new goodies, so that's good.

And tonight I watched the new year click over in Halifax and again in Times Square with my boy. (And shrimp and champagne, and some cookies for him) It was lovely.

I'm calling it - a new year, a new outlook. This is going to be an EXCELLENT year - how could it be anything but??


Jen on the Edge said...

Of course it will be a good year!

Happy new year!

sweetcoalminer said...

Woo hoo for a good year! I'm totally with you!

p.s. extra points for swearing in the title!

blackbird said...

Sounds like the perfect attitude.

Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year Jess!
It better be a good one. Good luck with the new job.

Loth said...

Best year yet is on the way, I am certain of it. (Although my older son becomes a teenager this year. Which is kind of scary.)

Anonymous said...

Wow, a new job! A great start to what I believe will be a fantastic year. God bless.

Magpie said...

Happy New Year!

And good luck with the job.

kyooty said...

YAY! for a new job. I'm so sorry I've not been around enough to catch up. I just read this to hubbie and he's got visions of Fruit of the looms now dancing in his head.
As for the accordian, we went Real instruments one year, still can't afford the real lessons.