Friday, January 1, 2010

Twenty Ten

Two Thousand Ten

Twenty Ten



A new decade, what are you going to call it?

I was born in '55, graduated high school in '73, my kids were born in '85 & '88.

So I think I'll just call this year '10

Don and I rang in the new year, '10, without and real plans. We love Luigi's, one of the best Italian restaurants in the metro Detroit area, so we decided to go there. We knew there would be a wait. On any given night there's always a long wait, so New Year's Eve would be a feat to get in.

While standing with a drink, waiting with the other 50 people ahead of us, Don spotted a couple he had sold boats to in the past. We started talking to them. Since we were almost an hour into our wait and almost that much ahead of them in line, we asked if they'd like to join us.

Most times, no plans work out the best. Paul and Stephanie were super nice and great people to ring in the new year with.

I had a Won.Der.Ful marinated grilled chicken with portabello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, over risotto with a pepper-jack cream sauce. Mmmmmmmmmm I dove into it without thinking I should have taken a photo of my plate first .... too late!

Don, Don had frog legs! Who orders frog legs??? I've never tried them. Paul and Stephanie had never tried them either. Don had a huge plate full and offered to share. We all passed.

Frog legs ???

Then Stephanie decided to try one ... well a pair of legs! First bite ... mmmmm, she liked it. She kept eating it and declaring how great they actually are. Paul and I still declined. Stephanie convinced Paul they were worth a try ... so he did. He too though they were great. Tastes like chicken without being dry, flaky and light like fish. I still passed ... in homage to Kermit of course.

So '10, I have no resolutions. I know I'd buckle under presser and FAIL ... so, I'll just have hopes that I follow through on as many of these new year wishes as I can:

  • I'm starting a healthy diet ... 'cuz I sure have been pigging out the past couple months.
  • I'm going to seriously purge my closets and sell what I can, donate what I can't, pitch the rest!
  • I'm going to plan as many vacations I can afford *$ee above $cheme to generate dollar$*
  • I'm going to surround myself with positive thinking people and send good karma to those that have a hard time finding the upsides!
  • I'm going to dig this up ... it's not working!
  • I'm going to read more books, write more posts ... good therapy for me.

My friend Debbie, who lives in Japan, wrote her New Year post about this being the year of Tiger. Both she and her husband are Tigers and the coming year predicts great things for the Tiger. Debbie, I'm hoping all the best for you and Issei, because I know for one Tiger, 2010 will probably prove to be the worst year evah ;)

Happy New Year to you ... may 2010 be the beginning of better things for all of us.


sherry ♥ lee said...

I haven't really given much thought to how I'll say this year, but you've given me much to think about!! I suppose saying '10 is the way to go -- it just sounds "odd" no matter how it's said. What's with that??? :)

I love your focus for the coming year..but then, this is rather who you've always been, you're just being more mindful I guess.

Looks like you and Don had a great evening and how special to share it with another couple you really didn't know prior to last evening and the generosity made the evening a smash for all of you.

Frog legs?!?! Yeah, well...say no more on that. To each his own indeed (had the other couple had a few before trying them?!? I'd need a VAT of something!!!).

Wishing you all god things on accomplishing the goals and focus you've set for yourself. If anyone can do it, Marie Millard can!! ♥

Anonymous said...

Funny, that your resolutions, seem to mirror everyone's resolutions this year (except for the little saint buried in the ground). You did bury him upside down and facing the right direction, didn't you?

dkuroiwa said... it has taken me a few days to get here but...I made it. (I "see you" so much over at that other place, I forget to come here! yeah, i know. i'm a shit friend. but i'm cute and can dance like nobody's business, i'm probably forgiven!)

Happy 2010...may it be a grrrrrreat one for you and yours (read that like Tony the Tiger and it will be waaay more effective!!)

Frogs' legs? yep. taste like chicken. I just keep flashing on the National Lampoon cartoon with all those frogs on little pieces of wood with wheels leaving the restaurant that serves frogs legs. "That's sick." :-)

Portabello 'shrooms? I'm drooling just thinking about them. Your New Year's dinner sounds just perfect...good food, good company, and a honey to kiss at midnight. yep. perfect.

I wish you all the best for the new year...and might i leave you with the thought that....japan? in the spring? is beautiful. i'm just saying!