Saturday, January 3, 2009

According to Vol Fan's Mother....

In the world according to Vol Fan's mother, whatever you happen to do on New Year's Day is what you will be doing all year long.

The first time I heard this was the first year that Vol Fan and I were married. She called to wish us a Happy New Year and asked what I was doing. I happened to be doing laundry.

She just about died! Was I crazy? Is that really what I wanted to be doing for the rest of the year?? Good thing I wasn't doing laundry while hung over!

Anyway, if what she says is true, this is going to be a banner year for me.

On New Year's Day, I did the following:

  1. I ate.
  2. I shopped.
  3. I ate again.
  4. I worked. (Because I would like to have a job in the upcoming year!)
  5. I ate again.
  6. I blogged while watching TV.
  7. I went to bed.

If the same holds true for Vol Fan, he is not going to have such a good year.

On New Year's Day, he did the following:

  1. He ate.
  2. He shopped.
  3. His back started to hurt.
  4. He ate again.
  5. His back started to really hurt.
  6. He realized that he had another kidney stone!!
  7. He passed what could be used as a decorative boulder.
  8. He realized that it was not alone.

And he has been on a nice little cocktail of pain meds ever since. Hopefully, it will pass soon. Poor Vol Fan!


Snappy Sassy said...

Boy, if that is true then I am in deep trouble, cuz all I did was sit on my rear and watch movies all day.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

It's gonna be a great year for me then if working your ass off all day "undecorating" counts for anything. I also ate, napped, and tossed back a few!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yipes---if that is true, here's what I'll do for the rest of the year:
-Sleep late
-Computer work
-Computer time
-More Computer time
-More Football
-Oh Yeah--more FOOD!!!!

Talk about LAZY!!!! I was so lazy on Jan.1st. Is that a sign???? Yow!!!

Snooty Primadona said...

Poor Vol Fan! My B-I-L has the horrible kidney stones & says he thinks it must be like giving birth to a child. With all his pain I just said Uh-Huh.

It sounds like you'll have a great year if all goes according to Vol Fan's mother, lol.

Desert Survivor said...

I like to think New Year's is just the warm up to the new year--hope Vol Fan feels better soon!

Laura said...

Oh how I wish I knew this before this year's New Year's Day. But I think that it is in your mind, so in my mind on New Year's Day I was dining out with a man who thinks the world of me and shows it, my daughters decided to start a new tradition and bought me New Year's gifts, and I got an email from a newspaper editor that she would like me to start writing for them--for money. Yes, this looks to be a wonderful year.

Hope your husband is feeling better.

big hair envy said...

Poor Vol. Fan! Tough way to start the year!

I'm trying to remember what I did New Year's Day....seems to me that I did laundry...Bummer!

Dirtbikes and Divas said...

well, if this is true I will be cleaning flies off the church windowsills, fonduing, surrounded by family and of course doing laundry. I suppose I can live with this!

Travel Girl said...

I had to work (on my day off). Does that mean I have job security?

Woody, what is a bike trainer? Is it an attachment to your regular bike so you ride indoors? Post a picture so I can be jealous of your new toy I mean exercise equipment.

Grandma J said...

I took down all my Christmas stuff and it pretty much all fin in two rubbermaid bins...that's everything, tree, wreath, garland, outdoor lights, ornaments, candle holders and other misc stuff.

I can almost feel Vol Fan's pain...ugh. Poor guy.
Let's hope your MIL's theory doesn't hold water this year.

Anonymous said...

if that were true, I would have spent the last ten years with a hangover.

Poor Vol Fan...I can sympathize with him. Has he had a kidney scan done? How many of the little boogers are in there? Didnt he give birth to a dozen just a month or so ago?

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...I am DOOMED. DOOMED I SAY!!!
I was hung over, slept till 11:00, blogged, ate, sat on the couch, ate, blogged, went to bed.
crap. I wish I had know this little bit of information before!!!!

I hope Vol is better....really, that must be painfuuuullllll.

smiles4u said...

I hope your husband is feeling much better now. I had never heard that saying before about New years day...for me it was putting the peices of my family back together after our previous week and doing pretty much what I do every, cooking, laundry, chasing children...I guess this is my!

jay said...

Well, all I can say is, thank heavens that our New Year's Day was a bright-ish spot in our gloom! Yes, we were grieving, and yes, this virus was digging in its claws and getting down to business, and yes, I was still in the sling, but my son and his girlfriend came to cook for us, I spent the day being waited on, and the youngsters were so sweet and funny, that I laughed in spite of everything.

Poor Vol Fan .. I don't have kidney stones myself, but I know how painful they are. My (other) son once rang me in fright because of how bad his house-mate looked. We thought it might be appendicitis and he got him to hospital ... turned out to be kidney stones. I hope Vol Fan's pass quickly!

Lisa said...

VERY cool blog, Lori. Mine is hidden. If you give me an email addy, I'll send you an invite.