Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Friday, January 17, 2003

As you can tell by the date of the previous post, my New Year's resolution lasted exactly one day! Oh, well. In other news, CNN, MSNBC, and other news portals report that Saudi Arabia is working behind the scenes to orchestrate a coup in Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein.

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

Today, being the first day of the new year, I have an unhealthy desire to resolve to post to this weblog every. single. day. of 2003 (but I won't--promise, that is).

Traditionally, we have black eyed peas, greens, and cornbread on New Year's Day. Since we didn't have any of those things, I went to the grocery store today to get them. Actually, I went twice, because the delicatessan didn't have the cornbread ready the first time I went. Mom brought out some of the sliced, smoked turkey from our Christmas feast. We spooned the liquid from the peas and turnip greens over the warm cornbread and had milk to drink. Since today is a holiday, I said what was always called, in our family, the "special" blessing, because my Dad only used it on special occasions.

Hey, there goes what we used to call the "air raid" siren, but which, now, is activated to alert to severe weather. It is also cranked up at noon on the first of every month, supposedly to test it.