Homer's Travels: A Quiet And Calm New Years

Monday, January 01, 2018

A Quiet And Calm New Years

This New Years holiday was almost identical to last years, different only by the slight change of the order of things.  I rode my trainer, took down the wreaths and lights outside.  I took down the Christmas tree and sat back and waited for the change.  Midnight arrived, kisses were exchanged, and I went to bed.

This morning I woke up from a restless night.  I'd woken up at 2:00am wide awake despite having taken two Tylenol PMs and rolled and tossed awhile before falling into weird dreams.

I watched an episode of Black Mirror before dressing very warm and going out to take in the laser lights.  Despite the negative temperature I decided to also take down the ornaments from the front oak tree.  I decided it was easier to get some of the ornaments down by using a tree trimming pole to cut the branch the balls were hooked to.  Kind of lazy, I know, but I had little patience this morning.  I ended up breaking two of the ornaments this year.

The holiday season is officially packed away in it's cubby hole in the basement.

I ate lunch and, realizing I was really tired, I went down in the basement, put on my headphones, and napped to some good music.

While all this was happening the Wife was either shopping with her Christmas money or watching football ... her New Year's ritual.

As you can see we had a quiet and calm New Years.

Last year I started a new Homer's Travels tradition posting my best picture from the previous year.  Looking through my pictures - most of them taken at concerts this year - I found only a handful of pictures I considered interesting.  The best one, in my opinion, is this up close picture of a peony with a small bug attached.

by Bruce H.
(Taken on the 18th of May, 2017)
I hope you all had a calm and quiet New Years full of happy memories, family, and friends.

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