Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy 'New' New Year!

No, I haven't cracked quite yet. 

I don't like 'celebrating' in the freezing cold where the longest day of darkness just passed eleven days prior.  I don't like celebrating by waking up the next day, wondering what I promised myself the night before. 

What I DO like is running at 7am when the sun is not high enough to be too hot.  I like passing the smiling faces of kids on their first day of school...and the bigger smiles of their parents.  I love the smell of the fall fresh cut grass and watching the geese start to fly V-formation.  I love that my CSA delivery is going to have kale and acorn squash in it today, a sure sign of fall.

I decided this morning from now on, the Tuesday after Labor Day is MY New Years Day.  It's a day of celebrating the wonderful summer, the gorgeous fall weather to come and the coziness that winter will bring. 

This is probably the best idea I have had in a long time. I will be celebrating by making a fire in the outdoor fireplace this evening and enjoying a cool dinner outside, maybe even some cider. :)

Want to celebrate too? What will you do to celebrate this version of New Years?


Beth Dunn said...

This is so my new year too, now to set goals

Tina said...

I like the Tuesday after Labor Day being the New Year. I tend to feel a fresh start around this time of the year anyways.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Hey Scargosun.... you have got life sorted..... that sounds like a plan and a half!

Los said...

And what a new, new year day it was! I was lucky enough to have the day off ... did some fishing in the morning, mowed the lawn, and cleaned up the house (great weekend all around, by the way!).

Tracy @ The Chameleon's Backbone said...

Great idea. I usually pick a date as a fresh start not based on the calendar, but based on what's happening in my life. Like, life will be different when....this or that situation passes and I can start fresh. Problem is, that day never comes. Or, it is replaced by something else. Selecting a random (or not so random) date on the calendar seems like a much better way to go. Cheers to your New Year!!!