Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Are we all still here?
Count off....

Okay. Good. You know what? I think I really do hate artificial reasons to celebrate. Christmas. New Years. Groundhog Day. Whatever. Jesus.

Actually, I'm sort of just hating everything this morning in that vague, disgruntled way I sometimes do. It's gray.
And yes, I have just as much to be grateful for and happy about as I did yesterday but it all seems to have a coating of mold on it today. The mold was there yesterday, too, but it didn't bother me. Why is that? Maybe because New Year's Day is supposed to be all shiny and bright. It's the NEW YEAR! Fuck that. It's Tuesday.

What are you doing today? Is there any day of the year deader than the First of January? I can't even take all the trash I cleaned out of the closets to the dump. The dump is closed. The damn dump is closed. My yard looks like the dump with black trash bags overflowing. We have all day to sit around and be all shiny and bright and then this afternoon we are going over to Lily's for the traditional black-eyed peas and greens. That'll be good.

I hear that there are approximately five thousand bowl games on the TV. I'd just as soon sit around and watch five thousand fish bowls with one gold fish apiece in them. You know what I should do today? I should go pick up all the trash on Lloyd's Main Street. But then I couldn't take them to the dump so forget that. I haven't picked up trash in a long time on Main Street and for awhile it was my personal challenge. Then I got tired of it and decided that I didn't want to do it and guess what? It has not magically disappeared.

But I may take a walk. I am also going to cook breakfast. Hoo boy. It's an exciting life I lead. Last year on New Year's Day I woke up in Cozumel. That made me feel sparkly. That made me feel as if the new year might actually be something amazing. The woman I am in Cozumel is not the woman I am in real life. I prefer the woman I am in Cozumel and you would too. The woman I am in Cozumel is not anxious or fearful or ungrateful. She is kinder and less profane. She is prettier and sexier and younger. She is not tired or achy or sore.

She may be a figment of my imagination.

All right. Breakfast. It's 2013. It would appear that even in 2013 we need to eat. Some things never change. And I guess that's okay, too.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. New Year's Day frustrates me so much - it is as if you are expected to do something special with it yet nowhere is open and there is nothing to do except hang around the house!

    I can't wait to pull down the Christmas decorations - they have long outstayed their welcome so I guess that's my evening set.

    Happy New Year (or Tuesday) to you :)

  2. I woke wishing someone was here to get up and fire up the furnace. I set my warm clock for werk tomorrow. Just another day here in rainlandia. I so prefer my spontaneous weird holidays but I admit I feel hopefully today.

    Kine typing computer is dead

  3. I'm here :) It's my last day of vacation...ugh.

  4. she's not a figment of your imagination. close your eyes and let her out.

  5. Hopefully you'll get back there before the year is out x

  6. It's a lazy boring day, I agree. Not much is stirring today. I'm heading to lunch at my dad's and then home to make black-eyed peas. Happy New Year!!

  7. OK, let's see if a joke will help . . . My 13 yr old just told me this.

    "What do you call a Chicken with a peice of lettuce over his eyes?"

    "Chicken Caesar Salad"

    OK, it's good to know I'm not alone with this drabness.
    I'm not so sure I would prefer the woman you are in Cozumel . . . I like this woman you are in real life. A lot. Sod the New Year x

  8. We're going to put Calgon and 5 bags of ice down the toilet. Then we're going to drive the the RV around bumpy roads, making many turns, to see if we can dislodge the wad of something that is preventing us from emptying the black tank. THAT'S how we're spending New Years day.

  9. I'm glum too, we should start a gang.

    The Glum Gang. Or the Glum Chums. Or the Bitches Who Will Cut You.

    Have a great Tuesday.

  10. I'm sure I would like the woman you are in Cozumel, and I'm sure she's real in a spectacular way, but the woman you are in Lloyd is REAL and I sure do appreciate that!

  11. What Ellen said.

    I wake up happy on January 1 because I know it is all over and won't happen again for another 11 months. The days are getting longer, the sun will shine more, and the birds will sing again. Cozumel is a state of mind accessible anytime anywhere.

  12. The good thing about Jan 1 is that it signals the beginning of the return to whatever passes for "normal" around here. School and work, homework and sports and all the things that make the days move along. Without all the angst of trying to live up to some unrealistic standard for what a happy/successful holiday should look like! I curse Pinterest...

  13. Even Yosemite is grey on New Year's Day. I'm with you on the artificial holidays -- whole lot of goofiness.

  14. Gray here too. Happy Tuesday, friend.

  15. I went to bed at 9:00. I woke up to the noise of midnight then went back to sleep. And for what it is worth,

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  16. Wayne- And Happy New Year to you! I hope you got that Christmas stuff down. It does make everything more normal, and us more able to get on with it. Or at least, that's the theory.

    Madame King- Hopefully is good. Yes.

    SJ- You're counted. Thank you.

    Nancy- And to you, beautiful. And to you.

    Ellen Abbott- Ah. I swear. It does not work that way for me. I so wish it did. I think it's the air there...

    Jo- It is a huge goal for me. Thank you.

    Jill- I hope your day went very well, very sweetly.

    Bugerlugs- Good joke! I am real in Mexico. Real-ly, real-ly happy. And calm.
    But I am glad you like this me.

    Allison- YOU WIN! Something. I hope cleaned out tank.

    Heartinhand- Haha! Bitches who will cut you!

    Lora- And I appreciate you.

    Rubye Jack- There IS much to be grateful for on Jan. 1. That the madness is over, mostly. You are right.

    Mama D- I believe Pinterest is evil and I avoid it like the plague.

    Elizabeth- OH! LET'S HAVE FUN! NOW!!!
    Fuck it.

    Angella- You too, sweetie. You too.

    Birdie- Whoa! Thanks!

  17. Your posts about Cozumel make me want to go there. Maybe that will be a trip for 2013.

  18. Syd- I think it's time for you to take the boat down there for a lovely, lovely trip. I believe you might love it. Another place I really want to visit is Isla Holbox. Check that out.


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