Whell....so much for me following in my MIL's footsteps and doing the whole "black eyed pea and cabbage" thing for New Year's Day! Hubs took out a bag of purple hull peas instead of black eyed peas from the freezer. Ugh! I couldn't help but wonder if I would be blessed with bad luck instead of good for the mix up. Oh, well. I cooked them and we ate them anyway. As for cabbage, whell. I'm just not a cabbage eating girl.
I have a confession.
I had never heard of the tradition of "eating black eyed peas and cabbage on New Year's Day" until after Wayne and I got married. Really. Actually, my MIL was the one that introduced me to the concept on New Year's Day years ago. I was surprised to learn that eating cabbage on January 1st could bring money your way in the new year and eating black eyed peas could bring you even more luck. Obviously hearing about the tradition didn't stick with me all that much because I can honestly say that in the 14 years that Hubs and I have been married, I have nevah cooked cabbage or black eyed peas on New Year's Day.
And it looks like even in my best efforts, I still won't be cooking them this year, either.
I've enjoyed reading everyone' 2009 recaps and 2010 resolutions. I've decided not to set myself up for failure and so I won't be doing the resolution thing this year. Too much pressure. But what I found amazing is that everyone's resolutions are so similar. Which tells me that no matter how "different" we all may be, we are still the same. We all want to do better and to just be an overall better person. And I think that in itself is the overall meaning of a resolution. Not that I don't want to be a better person, too. I'm just too darn lazy to sit down and think of specifics. Which defeats the purpose of being a better person, I guess. Good, Lawd!
Yesterday, mom and I took Alise and Brooklyn to see "The Princess & the Frog." The girls LOVED it! Notice the bling I've got going on! Ha! And, yes, I'm wearing another $5 scarf from Walmart. Those crazy earrings actually had rhinestones in them, but you couldn't see them in the picture. Trying to relive my youth, I guess. I can't remember the last time I wore earrings as wide as my mouth!!
Happy New Year to my babe! He looks so enthused, don't cha think? Which reminds me. There was a tweet going around yesterday about what you were doing 10 years ago and this pic of me and Wayne reminded me of a similar one we took in 1999. The only difference was that Wayne was dying in the recliner. Dying from the flu, that is. So I rang in the new millennium by myself! How sad was that?! We've come a long way, Baby, in ten years! Here's wishing for a millennium more!Happy New Year, everyone!