Monday, January 01, 2007

Hooray it's 2007!

I'll confess, I despise New Year's Eve with everything I have in me. As much as I love, love, love to get dressed up all pretty, with sexy heels, a swishy dress, and some sparkly lip gloss, there is just too much pressure to be uber-cool on New Year's Eve, and I can't be uber-cool and wear my sexy heels at the same time. Oh Well.

That said, however, I LOVE New Year's Day. I love the idea of new beginnings, of a fresh start, a chance to jump back into the pool and start swimming again (when you read my memoir, you'll understand why. For my first thirty years or so, I needed January 1st to be a quarterly event...)

Anyway, HAPPY 2007! If you want to get your year off to a great start, check out Darlene's update on her son Mark. He was in a life-threatening car accident just before Christmas, and his strength and sense of humor are fabulous to witness.

If you want a laugh, check out Sarakastic. She plans to take over the Presidency of Canada this year (will that require a political uprising, I wonder, or do you just walk into the Canadian capitol building and politely inform the current President that his services are no longer needed?) Anyway, Sara has tapped Stacy and I to serve as Vice Presidents of Canada, which I'm hoping will involve much ceremonial drinking of Heineken. Stacy can go to the hockey games - she's from Michigan. And all three of us can check out my favorite Canadian singer-songwriter, Miranda Stone, who I'm hoping can play the national anthem of ANY country in a key I can sing. I'm still working up enough range to get through "Row, row, row your boat" and/or "Happy Birthday," so we'll have to pay Miranda quite a salary.

Looks like 2007 is shaping up to be a big year :)

10 comments:

LEstes65 said...

Happy new year, Lord & Taylor Lady! I would pay good money to see you all dressed up like a hoochie mama (I kid).

Smooches to you, hubby and THAT DOG!

Stacy said...

Happy New Year!

(Why do I have to go the hockey games?)

Swishy said...

Ughh ... New Year's Eve is a TOTALLY overrated holiday! But I like New Year's Day, too. It's the back-to-school for adults. Happy New Year :)

Jenny Rough said...

Oh how I loooove New Year's Day too. It's one of my favorite holidays!

Happy 2007!

Sarakastic said...

I'm planning on going to Canada & saying "I promise if you make me princess of your fair country, I will not pre-empt your television with unneccessary political announcements". I hate new years eve too, it's just too much pressure to have fun.

ruby said...

I will go to the hockey games! Hockey is all that is good, holy, sacred and downright rough lifeblood of Canada. Oh and we don't have a president but if you're going to have a political uprising can you please have Belinda Stronarch exiled while you're at it? Thanks so much.

Karen said...

I totally agree. New Year's Eve is like watching the odometer roll to 100,000 miles on your car. Lots of excitement before, then all you've got is an old car. New Year's Day is great though - for us it's a big breakfast and the Rose Parade. We don't like to rush right in to those resolutions. :)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Happy New Year, Trish! And congrats on the appointment. Now I'll have to go check out Miranda Stone...my current fav Canadian singer is Sarah MacLachlin.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Happy New Year!

Beck said...

Happy New Year to you! New Year's is a holiday which gets progressively duller as you age, unlike Christmas which gets MORE fun when you have kids.