Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy 2011....It's so windy this morning and frigid temperature.. I went out this morning to feed the birds. I replaced the suet for the woodpeckers and put out more black oil sunflower seed.. I was never so glad to get back in the house . It's bitter cold out there.. Welcome to Jan. 1... 11 degrees, sunny and don't know what the chill factor is but I'm sure there is one.. The birds were happy and they are having a hard time flying to the feeder.

Last night we went to our friends house , Holly and Fred's for a New Years Eve Party.. We had a great time... We had a pot luck and the food was delish~! Some of the guys went into the living room and watched the college football game, South Carolina playing against Florida State . Florida State won.. It was a good game... We played a game called Apples to Apples and that was a very loud and fun game.. Dave and I stayed until the magic hour of midnight and after hugs and best wishes for 2011 we came home... I was glad the roads were clear of ice and no fog..

This morning on the news they were talking about making Resolutions.. I have never made any commitments of this kind because they are hard to keep.. But I did wake up this morning at 5 a.m. thinking about Varunner. She is a blog I follow and month ago she was planting seeds about setting goals... She is getting ready to go Maine for a 1/2 marathon.. So this morning I decided that I need to lose 25 more pounds.. Dave and I are going to Sweden in May for the World Ploughing Matches (10Days).. need to get in shape, lose weight so I will be able to do all the activities that will be offered . The tours take a lot of walking My daughter, Jodie has been searching on the Internet for me for the best flight to Sweden and the best price.. She called me and said "Mom I think this is the one". Fly out of Chicago into Stockholm, Sweden . Take the train that is in the same building as the airport and go to Mjolby. The plowing match is in Vadstena which is really close to Mjolby.. On our way home we will take the train from Mjolby to Copenhagen, Norway.. Trains are non-stop and so are the plane flights coming and going.
So this morning I was googling the Internet and finding people that have taken the train and looked at their photos.. Sweden is a beautiful country and I think the train ride would be a great way to travel and see the country side. It will be nice to go to Sweden at this event. This will be our 6th World Ploughing match and it will be so fun to see the people we have met through the years.. David and Barbara Jones from Wales and David and Rhonda Smith from Australia we know really well and it will be nice to see them again. Sooooo it would be nice if I lost the 25 pounds, got in shape . Thanks Varunner ! Her blog is called Two Bears Farm and The Three Cubs.. She ran in the New York marathon this year and now is getting ready to run in the 1/2 marathon in Maine.. What a girl..
Oh my goodness we are having a blizzard and white out on the road.. I don't live too far from our road and I can't see it.. Good day to stay in..Going to make Leek Potato Soup ~ Yum Yum~!
Have a great January 1st, 2011. I already got out my check book and wrote 2011 in the first 10 checks.. I always goof up with the year . Ta Ta For Now from Iowa...

7 comments:

Home In The Hollow said...

Good gravy, Annie...stay inside today. I saw your weather forecast and make the soup!!!! We're getting rain this afternoon. P.S. More stories on the neighbors are coming...I just have too much to share on my blog...:)JP

texwisgirl said...

LOL on already putting the year on your first few checks! That's great! And good luck to you in getting in shape for your trip!

Tracy said...

Hah, what a great idea to write 2011 in your first ten checks...thanks!
and sorry to hear your year is starting out so cold...we had 64 today in NC but I know it's too good to be true and won't last but hey, it's fun while it lasts :)

sawn61 said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. We have rain here for a few days.In the 60's.A nice change from the snow and cold.I hate to get out in the winter, but I thought of making that one of my goals for the new year.Find a reason to go outside a few minutes each day, no matter what the weather. I'm like a groundhog during those cold months. I hate to stick my head out. I think we were much healthier when we did though.We, as kids, went out every day barefooted,at times,regardless of the weather, and we were hardly ever sick,but I'll bet that would kill us now.Take care and have a safe trip to Sweden.(One of my son-in-law's runs marathons around here, and I think he went out of state to run,once.)

Nancy said...

Your trip planned to Sweden sounds fantastic. Good for you and your hubby! That is something to dream about during these cold, wintry days for sure..

Good luck with getting in better shape. I'm sure that's on many people's lists this year. :)

Facing50Blog.com said...

I too love the idea of writing out 2011 on your first checks...as for Sweden - well we went to Gothenberg and loved it. I bet you'll have an amazing time. Go for those goals! I guess I should make the effort too and try to get in shape...those few boxes of uneaten mince pies keep calling to me though...maybe next month:) Have fun.
Carol

Dawn said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR dear Friend!!!!!!