Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out With The Old

And In With The New

I've always loved New Years Day.

Well actually the only thing that keeps me from TOTALLY loving it is that my Daddy died on New Years Day 1986. And it was completely unexpected and I was the last person to talk to him on the phone a few hours before he died.

But as I am now a much older lady and understand things more clearly like death and dying I am no longer grieving for him and I do know I will see him again and even if I live to be a very, very old old lady, it will still be like the twinkling of an eye so Yes I still love New Years Day and if I really want to think very positive about it I can say I love it entirely because it was on that day that my Daddy got to meet Jesus face to face. Oh the Glory of it all.

I also like to cook on this day and my Momma was the same. I really get down in my kitchen like an old soul mama and I make a mean pot of greens, blackeye peas, venison, cornbread, coleslaw, potato salad and a little ham left over from Christmas. And of course there's all that leftover Sweet Tater Pie and Cocanut Cake. Ummmmmmm good.

Hush your mouth sister, we eat good around here that day. Punkin and myself.
Yeppers we do.

Today I'll be taking down all the Merry Christmas Treasures and carefully packing them away and making a clean, fresh house for tomorrow. A day of snug-a-buggin, parades, and pigskins on TV. Going to Mass and if we can afterwards catch a second wind we might watch the ball drop. A new start and the first day of the rest of our lives.

So just in case I haven't said it enough. I adore all you sweet friends and cyber sisters and wish you all the very best New Year ever! You light up my life 'ya know.


  1. Happy New Year Mizmollye!
    I have really enjoyed reading your post this morning. I'm sittin here drinkin my first cup of coffee and devouring your words. You are so right about it all and I know what you mean about all the adorable cyber sisters and friends. They do indeed, light up our lives.
    Enjoy all that yummy food and save some for me,
    I'll be over round 3:00!


  2. Great post, Ma. Thank you for having us. We really had a great time and hated to leave. I love you and hope you have a blessed, healthy, and happy New Year filled with love, laughter, happiness, and family!

  3. Thank you so much, I completely forgot about buying some black eye peas for good luck. I will have to get some before tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a Happy New Year.


  4. How sad that your dad died on a holiday. But as you said , he is in heaven with our Lord. Thanks for the tips on my new blog look... I am not sure if I will look for a new background yet... eventually I always do though. I hope you have a very merry and happy new year's day. Blessings!

  5. It's it wonderful and comforting that you know exactly where your dad is?! And that you'll see him again. Thank you, Lord.

    Ya'll are eating so very good!! Sounds fabulous. Just enjoy.

    Have a Blessed New Year...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)


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