Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me and Happy New Year to You!

On January 1, 2009, I wrote my first entry for Chickens in the Basement. Excluding vacations and kidney stones, I've been rather faithful about posting! I can't believe how much a part of my life this has become. Things happen and I grab my camera and start composing my posting in my head! Sometimes, things happen too fast and I have too many postings going on in my head and I just can't get them all out!! Anyway, thank you for reading and making comments and becoming friends I haven't met!

Last night, we welcomed 2010 with some of our neighbors. It was more fun than I've had in a while! Our hosts spent at least the entire day preparing fabulous food. We played a fun game called Wise or Otherwise. You get a partial quote with its origin then you write down the ending you think it should have. Well, don't you know my mind wanted to hang out in the gutter!

Thanks Amazon for the sample game card!

My favorite question of the evening was from Jamaica. "If you can't catch it..." I wanted to write "you don't need to wear a condom!" But, I couldn't use that quote because there were 5 teenage boys who don't need to view me as the trash-talking-condom lady! Although, it would have embarrassed the crap out of my boys and kept them on their toes! The real quote goes "If you can't catch it, you can't have it." I like mine way better!

The Neighborhood Crew!

The boys played Polish Ping Pong. Whenever you lost, you had to turn your back to your opponent and allow them a slam shot to your back. If you lost 3 times in a row, you had to take your shirt off for the slam shots! My youngest, Rick, was an observer. He takes after his Mama! He's no fool when it comes to pain. Will, however...he must take after his Daddy!

The Parents
So, if you want a good group shot from the party, it is best to take it before you shoot off the fireworks. On a cold and drizzly night, the smoke does not dissipate quickly! After WOO HOOing in the New Year, we went back to the game and played until 2:00 A freaking M.
Wealth and Health
At lunch time, I had to wake up my testosterone driven family so we could go next door to Terri's for our New Years Day dose of collards and black-eyed peas. The more collards you eat, the more money will come your way during the year. The more black-eyed peas you eat, the healthier you will be this year. Man, I'm going to be rich AND healthy, although probably not very skinny! What traditional food do our Northern kin eat for the New Year?
Instead of resolutions, I'm going to give you a list of THINGS I WANT TO DO THIS YEAR. Since I really want these things, I'm more likely to do them!
1. Figure out a weekend this spring, a location in the southeast filled with lots of fabo thrift stores, yummy places to eat, and maybe some historical sites to visit and invite my blogger buddies to meet me there. I would love to meet you guys in person!
2. Get Riley Dog back in shape so he can walk in a straight line. Currently, he walks like a very badly aligned car...his rear swings way to the right!
3. Create a beautiful garden in my cemetery!
4. Make it through the entire year without a single visit from the Stony Hill Fire Department unless they are fundraising. I'll whip out my checkbook and empty the bank account!
Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy New Year!
Much Love,


Llyn M said...

You are a VERY pretty lady! Nice pic! Glad you had a great day

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How funny Anna! You made the right choice for the answer but the other one would have been funnier. lol
I totally relate with you about posting and blog friends. I think maybe this place is addictive.
Happy New Year
Oh Happy Anniversary are beautiful by the way

Chickens in the Basement said...

Ya'll are WAAAAY too nice. If I'm being honest, I went on Picnik and whitened my teeth, added lipstick and took away the shine! They had an app that would take off 10 pounds, but I thought I might literally have a pin-head if I took 10 pounds off!


Chickens in the Basement said...

Oh, and I half-assed covered a zit on my chin!

Jenny S said...

Woohoo! I know you will be able to achieve all but one of those!! hehehe!! ;>) ! Luv ya!! Happy New Year!!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Man, you look like a fun bunch! I'm definitely gonna have to seek out that game, I think I would just excel at that, and in a baaaad way, if you get my drift!

Now wait a have a cemetery??? Do tell.....

Happy New Year!

Louisiana Momma said...

how cute you are!! Great post.. it seems my little pooch is portly too... her belly swings from side to side as she walks.. but when I feel on her - it's muscle.. not sure if we can do anything about that LOL.. I hope I get to go on a fun trip like what you mentioned - I would have to find someone willing to take on my children though.. which easier said than done :-)

galleywench said...

Well, good luck with #4! hahahaha!!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Yep, I have a cemetery! This is a post I wrote about it in October...