There is a long standing tradition that the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl are never held on New Years Day Sunday, and since that's what yesterday was, we are watching both today, Monday. It's been nice to spread the holiday over a full three days this year - NYE party, NY Day Brunch, and now a Day-after visit from our oldest daughter to watch the Rose Parade and Bowl while enjoying lots of good food. I made waffles and eggs for breakfast, we ate leftover ham and potato au gratin for lunch, and dinner is Slow cooker short rib goulash, which will hopefully taste as good as it is now smelling. Seriously divine aroma currently emanating from the kitchen.
|Photo of short rib goulash with butternut squash.|
Credit: Better Homes & Garden
I feel very thankful to have the resources we do to maintain and upgrade our home.
It was so nice to spend time with my neighbors yesterday. Most of us met when our children were in elementary school, and now many of us are grandparents. Time is passing, yet often it's only when I notice other people aging that it hits me. And I wonder, do they think the same about me? Likely they do, of course.
And I should add that while I didn't add 'Lose 10 pounds' to my list of resolutions for 2017, it's there in my mind nonetheless. These are strictly vanity pounds, as my BMI is a healthy 23.0 based on my current gender/weight/height data. However, I simply feel better in my clothes when I'm in the high teen's/low 20's vs my current weight of 130. Trying hard not to obsess about it, but rather to simply lean in and focus on daily exercise and healthy eating. I find that if I keep processed sugar at arm's length, everything else seems to fall into place, so I'm optimistic that this will be the year getting back to 120 'takes.'
Plans and Goals for Today
Research drapery options for famiy room.
Work on Spanish during Rose Bowl.
Enjoy day with daughter, and practice unconditional love while doing so.
Quick 20 minute yoga session in PM, after Rose Bowl.