Meet Me on Monday, My Boring New Year’s Edition

January 3, 2011


The first Monday of the new year, the first Monday after vacation!!! Wow! What do you think of that, huh?

:hmph: Yeah, I think it stinks, too.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to stay up late any night you wanted, sleep in, eat cookies and candy canes whenever you wanted, no homework, no work….


Happy Monday, folks. Let’s get this over with as quickly as possible, eh? šŸ˜‰

My new tradition is the Meet Me on Monday group. It’s by a bunch of old ladies women “over 40” with a few young whippersnappers younger folks who get to know each other better.


1. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
For several years now, I have staunchly resolved not to make any resolutions. And I must say that I have been 100% successful on a consistent basis.

2. What food item are you craving right now?
I woke up not too long ago, so I’m craving the coffee. Some days, I wish I could just open the top and chug the entire pot. But I’m a glutton for punishment, so I prolong the agony– one cup at a time, all morning long.

Later, I will probably crave a huge, sloppy Greek antipasta with monster olives, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, romaine lettuce, onions, and hunks of provolone cheese.
But we’re having spaghetti for dinner. :cwy:

3. When is your birthday?
I got a whole bunch of “Happy Birthday” emails from Facebook friends over the weekend! I don’t “do” Facebook (I greatly dislike their information snooping), so I put up a false birthday: Jan 1. I had no idea that friends could see that, and that they would think that my birthday was really January 1st, and that they would send me emails. Oopsie! The emails were so sweet, though. šŸ™‚ But that’s not a bad idea– maybe we ALL should put our birthdays as Jan 1 to teach Facebook a lesson for snooping and selling our information!

4. What were you doing an hour ago?
What time was it then… ? uhhhh…. it was 11:09. Well, I probably staggering around the house in my bathrobe. I got up wickedly late today (I won’t even embarrass myself by telling you when), and no one had made coffee. I think I was reaching for my iPhone to check my email and Twitter.

5. Last thing you cooked?
Holy cow, this question is on a Monday…. uh uh. CranberryBrisket3I don’t cook on Sunday, usually, and I think we raided the fridge for dinner on Saturday. Gosh, I cooked Friday night! It was a superb Cranberry Brisket pot roast. I had my hesitations when I saw the recipe, but it turned out INCREDIBLE. It’s now my favorite pot roast recipe. I posted the recipe on my cooking blog, Wow Chow Cooking, if you are interested. It was GOOD.

Thus ends another meme and thus begins my crazy Monday. I have a backload of stuff to do, as I am sure you do, too! Have a blessed day and week, my friends!

P.S. In case you’re wondering, I LOST the New Year’s Eve Scrabble game. BY FOUR POINTS!!! :cuss: I wanted a rematch, but he refused. Although, he did say that this game was one of the few where he’s actually beaten me in Scrabble. So that’s nice. I blame my poor performance on getting terrible tiles from the bag….

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20 Responses to “Meet Me on Monday, My Boring New Year’s Edition”

  1. Mike Says:

    Haha! Made me laugh! For the first time today I actually got up early- 6:30am. And I don’t regret it one bit, either. A far as the game of Scrabble, you must understand that refusing a rematch after winning is just a fear of not leaving as the victor. It’s a great strategy if you just one the game by chance the first time. LOL. I’m kidding, BTW. šŸ˜€

  2. Renee Says:

    Wow, that roast looks terrific!! Don’t feel bad about getting up late… I did too! LOL

  3. Karen and Gerard Says:

    So, when is your birthday? You really didn’t answer that question.
    It must be the year for the men to win. I lost to my husband in Rummy by 10 points. If you don’t get the high point letters in Scrabble, there really isn’t much you can do.

  4. Bev Says:

    great answers! And I love the cats playing Scrabble. Lol.

  5. Sheri Says:

    Thanks for stopping by and following me – loved your answers, and it’s nice to find another mom of older kids!

  6. Susan Ross Donohue Says:

    LOL. First Monday of the year stinks. Ha ha ha! How right you are!

  7. Tricia Says:

    Thanks for stopping by and following. I am now a follower of yours and am looking forward to reading more posts.

    The roast recipe sounds good. I am off to check it out on your cooking blog.

  8. Dakota Says:

    That’s so funny about Facebook and your birthday! I hate all of the info available on Facebook, too. It’s too easy to snoop or become stalkerish.

  9. Mary Says:

    I am a coffee addict! It takes about a whole pot before the fog lifts! Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

  10. Kat Says:

    After you wrote about your scrabble game, it inspired me to get my board out. So we had a game when my niece stayed over. But we didn’t score, as she is just a beginner.
    Sorry you lost. Did you check all the adding up, just kidding. šŸ™‚

  11. Melissa Says:

    Melissa following back from

  12. Leanna Says:

    Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much for following my blog. I appreciate it a lot. I love yours and I’m following back. I hope we can be friends through here as well, cause I love chatting with my readers and fellow bloggers.

    Best wishes this year!

  13. Cathy Kennedy Says:

    Haven’t you noticed,the older we get the less likely we are eager to make New Year’s resolutions? I’ve been at the point for the last several to only making mental goals. However, I know that most goals have a higher success rate of being achieved if they are written down. Maybe, I should rethink my strategy. Happy New Year! Oh yeah, thanks for stopping by yesterday.

  14. chele Says:

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m a sucker for a good roast recipe and the description of the Greek salad was just too much. Now I’m hungry. Have a wonderful week.

  15. Karen Says:

    Ha! I love that you posted that date for your birthday. Very ingenious!

  16. Debby Pucci Says:

    Well it is so nice to meet you, thank you for stopping over and Happy Birthday to you. That briskett looks delicious! Have a great week.

  17. Pat Says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I like your blog so i am following now šŸ™‚ I am craving for a cup of coffee right now.
    I like your idea about birthdays!
    Hugs xx

  18. Kelly Says:

    I don’t ‘do’ Facebook either for the same reason! Thanks for stopping by my blog – I am now your newest follower.

    kelly (aka Meow Spoken Here) ^..^

  19. Rena Says:

    Love this post!! It gave me a smile!!

  20. Martha Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! I started to comment yesterday morning but ran out of time and never logged back on last night. I love the coffee picture. Without coffee I would be a mess!!! Love the cat picture too!!!
    Have a great day!