Sunday, January 2, 2005

New Years Day

     You know ... they say that the tradition of eating black eyed peas and cabbage on New Year's Day will determine your luck and fortune for the following year ...

  

     What do you think a tradition of pizza, surf and seagulls will determine?

     I spent a quiet New Year's Day with Mandy yesterday, we sat on the beach and fed pizza to the seagulls like last year.

         

     As you can see, we were not alone ... the beach was the place to be, not the sunniest day of the year but it was warm and breezy. We didn't go in the water but a lot of other people sure did, I just love South Florida in the wintertime and ...  I really love spending time with my little girl (she will be 18 on January 13th). That was so my kind of day.

     Hope your 2005 is off to a good start and if you are one of the people that has stopped by here in the last few days to leave behind a good wish or a kind word, I want to say thank you. I really love reading your comments and I will be playing a little catch up in your journals this week now that our holiday celebrations are behind us.

     Back to work for me today, I had 24 days off in December and I'm sort of looking forward to getting back into the rhythm of routine.

                                      *** Coy ***

                                   

 

    

23 comments:

preachingmomma said...

Hi,
I have been reading your journal I love how your new year's day was spent!!
That looked glorious I am planning on moving to Fort Pierce Florida in about 2 years after finishing my degree. You know anything about the city?

dcmeyer420 said...

Great pics, Coy! It is unusually warm here on the Gulf Coast too. They are officially opening up all the beaches today (Ivan's debri cleared and shipped to Alabama!) so I am definitely going there this week before I go to D.C.

sunflowerkat321 said...

Coy -  I can't believe I haven't found your journal before now.  What a delight!!  Thanks for sharing your new years day...and I hope feeding pizza to sea gulls is just the new years good luck charm you're looking for.

:)

All the best for 2005...

Kat

sboiling3 said...

Black eyed peas and cabbage? Sounds nearly as bad as a Scottish haggis.

tinker152050 said...

Coy,

    I love that you and Mandy are close my only daughter is 23 now and we have a wonderful relationship.  She truly is one of my best friends.  We still have that Mother and Daughter thing but she tells me everything and its so nice when you like each other.

portmoresbygirl said...

Hi Coy - I just started a journal today and saw your's being highlighted on aol. - sounds like you had a great entry into the new year!  I've always wanted to live in Florida - we live in Hawaii...prob similar weather but culturally very different.  Anyway - nice to read your journal...Lise

bookncoffee said...

Sometime, in my life, I would like to either spend Christmas or New Year's or both at the beach.  I wish our whole family would go!  Too hard to break tradition.  Except that I forgot to eat black eyed peas yesterday.  I totally forgot.  It was never the tradition growing up but it was in Hubby's family.  I can't believe HE forgot.  Oh no!!!!  What if we eat them a day late?
Sonya

vickicarmon said...

Coy - I have just found your journal and I have truly enjoyed it.  Sounds like you and I would have a lot in common.  I think I'll try this journaling thing....and invite some of my out of town friends to join in.  

Nice meeting ya!

mommysquiettime said...

It looks like you had a great time!  I wish I was there!!!
Micheyle

sunkiss9570 said...

Hey, This is the first time I am doing this...I am really enjoying your journal.  Sounds like you had a great New Years!!! Becky

watermelaneat said...

Your pictures facinate me!...So good!

helloimkara said...

Hi Coy:

WHat a great journal you have.  All the pictures make it so fun!

Thanks for sharing!

Kara :)

lamove04 said...

Yumm-pizza and the beach, I can't figure out which I like best.  Lucky seagulls!
--Albert

daddyparr67 said...

SOUNDS GREAT...SPENDING TIME W/YOUR KIDS IS THE best NO MATTER WHAT U EAT--TELL THAT 2 MY 6 YR. OLD DAUGHTER,THOUGH & SHE WILL DISAGREE..IT HAS 2 BE PIZZA<PIZZA!!!Great pic's!

belfastcowboy75 said...

Congratulations on being the editors' pick, and thanks for your recent visits to my journal. Paul

tmotor1981 said...

hey we have something in common my best frieind's names mandy.  the black eye peas and cabbage tradition came up in like early 1900's but i ain't sure it may have been earlier than that.

valenceinc said...

Isn't it great living in Florida in the winter time.  I do too!  Love it.  Who needs snow, who needs snow, who needs snow?  LOL.  Shelly

kristeenaelise said...

mmmmmm....pizza.....
I must be hungry, because that's what I was focusing on.  LOL!!
Happy New Year Miss Coy!!
=) kris
http://journals.aol.com/kristeenaelise/thedailypurge

slowmotionlife said...

We were in Jax over the New Years weekend, but the weather was anything but beach-weather. LOL  A bit chilly.  Still, it was nice.  And I, of course, thought about you and Ann!  Pizza sounds like a great New Years tradition, by the way.  LOL  Especially with so many of us making diet resolutions.  :P

deabvt said...

Thanks for the Pics, well, maybe in 5 months!
V

suzypwr said...

Your daughter is very pretty! It looks like a great tradition. xoox

ann7inflorida said...

I LOVE your tradition, besides, black eyed peas and cabbage sound yucky. ; )
Mandy is such a beauty! Just like her Mom! : )

rrobocops1 said...

I have never heard about that. it sounds very interesting. maybe next year i will try that