God’s Flashlight: The First Monday in January

Whew! It’s Monday already, huh? Well, if you’re anything like me, and since you’re reading Easy and Elegant Life, I suspect you are, early January 2011 came as a bit of a shock this morning. Obviously the scale needs new batteries, because no one could gain that much weight in just a few short holiday weeks, right? Must be time for a new prescription, too. The eye doctor did just call to reschedule and things are looking a little blurry. Which is good, because I’m sure that I’m looking a little bleary. The sunlight streaming in through the window at that early hour is like God’s flashlight searching you out.

Yes, yes. Still here. I know, it shocks me too! Right! Up and at ’em.

The holiday season reminds me of my New Year’s eve centerpiece — a bit too excessive.

Now, I’m not much of one for resolutions. At least in the official sense. I don’t write them down or vow to reform. I’m too old for that kick. With age wisdom. Instead, I sort of promise myself that I’ll try to do a little better.

Starting with today, wherein, with just a bit of trepidation, I begin again my work out routine. Tonight’s dinner will be a bit heavier on the salad and lighter on say… the caviar, paté and Champagne.

So, join me, won’t you? Nothing too drastic. That wouldn’t be elegant or easy would it? Just an extra fifteen minutes of strenuous exercise, followed by a simple meal and some fruit.

Oh, and water… lots of water.

(Remember, you can click through each photo a few times to get in really close…. Happy New Year. Here’s to a more elegant one!)

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7 Responses to God’s Flashlight: The First Monday in January

  1. Hope the party was another success. And, look!, all is well with the site – it doesn’t seem flabby at all. Happiest of new years to the Es.

  2. pve says:

    happy new year and to getting off on the right start. never weigh in the first monday – instead get outside or work-out. I was delighted to click over and see that the site is back to being easy and elegant.

  3. Happy New Year to you and your family, Chris! The scale here on the prairie is apparently a bit out of whack too!

  4. Turling says:

    Before I add 15 more minutes of strenuous exercise, I should probably start exercising. I find January to be a very poor time for that particular resolution, though. The simple meal, yes, I’m all over that.

  5. Nice to see that you are back in the saddle again. Your NYE table looks rather swell–but that’s no surprise…

  6. Thanks all! It was a fine party, although less scandalous than in past years. Ah well! There’s always next year.

    This is anniversary number 13 for us and we’ve always had a ball. It was nice to catch up with some folks who have traveled far afield and returned for a bit as well as old and new friends.

    Reggie, thanks! It’s the sterling silver, retractable mind you, champagne swizzler that makes the centrepiece.

    Mrs. E. and I wish all of my readers a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!

  7. Paula says:

    My comments are late here, but the party table looks so festive and just glows! Nothing like the warmth and glow of silver to make everything more special. Salad Nicoise (sp?)and Cobb Salad are the menu choices around here for awhile. And, of course, cranberry tuna from Whole Paycheck for lunch. Health, happiness, and, yes, prospserity to all in 2011!

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