Thursday, December 28, 2006
Close to Nowhere
• Everyone on my quilting, email list is about Merry Christmas’d out and we are already discussing New Year’s resolutions. Again!
Seems like just a couple months ago I was resolving not to make any new year resolutions because I don’t keep them!
One of the ladies on my list made one last year that she didn’t keep either, but I’m thinking that I could keep this particular one.
She lives in Milwaukee, Wisc. and the local newspaper published a list of the top 12 pizza restaurants. She resolved to try all 12! She only got to three or four — found one she loved and just kept going back there instead of trying the rest.
The top of my list will have to be Victor’s Pizza — far and away my favorite! I’ll have to leave Holly Springs for the other 11 though — Coletta’s on East Parkway in Memphis, Tenn. ranks among my favorites, along with Proud Larry’s and Venice Pizza in Oxford.
But the surrounding area is bound to have more pizza places — we’re so close to Olive Branch, Southaven, Collierville and even Memphis.
My resolution could be to “find” the top 12 pizza places — since I already have four “faves,” I can go all out looking for the other eight.
Since pizza is probably the best food on the planet (in my opinion anyway), this could be a resolution that I really enjoy.
However, what do I do about my age-old resolution to lose weight?
• New Year’s customs are beginning to be a hot topic of discussion also.
One of my favorites is that you don’t do anything on New Year’s Day that you don’t want to spend the rest of the year doing.
I always try to sew a bit and cook a bit and nap a bit. I try very hard not to iron or do laundry. I do like to hug family and friends a lot and even take a walk. I try very hard to do a lot of things I enjoy all day long. Makes for a hectic day, but a happy one!
One bit of New Year folklore that I think is funny is the custom of not having a woman come in your front door as the first guest of the year. It has to be a man and he has to use the front door.
Our neighbor here at work, Lincoln Martin with South Center Printing, told me about this a few years ago. He said he’d been places where the folks were insistent that he come in the door before his wife Queen (who is one of the nicest women I know).
The tastiest custom is black-eyed peas! Legumes are considered good luck, as is cabbage. I’m adding cabbage to my menu this year. Hog jowls are a sign of prosperity, but I guess I won’t be prosperous as I have no intention of cooking that!
Happy New Year!
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