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...