Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I've been juggling around ideas for a New Year's Blog for about a week. I've had some really good ones (which I've conveniently forgotten) and a bunch of crappy ones that I have unfortunately remembered. The weather has kinda screwed things up around here. Summer and Reid were to come down for Christmas. Bad weather. I got the urge to play golf. Bad weather. Wanted to take Jo ice dancing. Bad weather. Felt like going roller blading. Bad weather. Looked forward to Santa bringing my Christmas gift. Once again, bad weather. (He left it at Reid and Summer's place expecting them to make the delivery for him.) It's not a big deal because I already know what it is. It's something that I've been wanting ever since I saw my wife and daughter rocking out on "Guitar Hero", yep, I want a Wii set up with my very own "Hand Bell Hero". I know that it's kind of expensive so I would gladly settle for "Kazoo Hero" instead. We'll be heading up to Minneapolis to get my gift next weekend. (Bad weather permitting) In the mean time I've spent quite a bit of time forgetting good subjects for blogs and watching odd programs on TV. (What the hell is a Kardashian? And why are they on TV?) I've been working up to, but haven't started recalling the past decade which seems to be a popular activity this time of year. Let's give it a try, I had Cheerios for breakfast yesterday. Well that about takes care of what I can remember. The other popular pastime seems to be making resolutions. Hmmmm! I already quit smoking, drinking, carousing, bowling, volleyball and liver. That really doesn't leave me with much other than ice fishing, soccer, broccoli and heart failure. (I can live with that)

I might not have mentioned that I have a new big screen monitor which takes control at times resulting in this sort of thing. I'm learning to control it and should be able to tame it in a few weeks.

There is arosing such a clatter downstairs. I must go see what's the matter. (We haven't had any reindeer break ins reported in Fennimore this year, probably due to bad weather) There to my wondering eyes does appear jolly old JoAnne undecorating the house. (couldn't think of a good word to rhyme with appear that wouldn't offend someone) It will be interesting to see how many more plastic totes we're going to need to store our "downsized" collection of holiday cheer.
There is one more thing to blame on the bad weather - (this time in the form of really cold stuff) last night after a delicious dinner (fillets done on the Weber out in the bad weather) we chose to by pass driving to Prairie du Chien for the New Years Eve "Carp Drop". (This event is described in great detail in my December 10, 2008 blog "Wisconsin Hystory Part Deux". Instead we managed to wake up from a short winter nap just in time to welcome in the new year and get to bed before any bad weather could move in to spoil the celebration.
I must be off now. After all the new year brings new responibilities. I have to put up a new calendar, write myself notes to remind me that it's 2010 not 2008. And, figure out where the extra decoration totes are going to fit in the garage. Although I hesitate, I must venture downstairs into the halls of unadornment hoping that no one has packed away THE REMOTE.
Maybe next week, barring bad weather, I will do a recap of the Christmas Holiday Season. Things should be fairly settled by then and I may even have a video of a "Hand Bell Hero" recital.

Bad Weather Dodgeville Style.

A Surprise Gift!

Oh Boy ! A Kid Eating Puppy.

Are we finished with the "Naughty or Nice" thing for the year?

Before the Dedecoration Fairy moves in.