January 1, 2006

Happy New Year to all, and to all a good night...

Why should this New Years Eve be any different than all the rest. Preachers wife and I went to an early New Years Eve church service then came home and had a bite to eat. I settled down in my recliner for a nap before bedtime while she watched bull riding. Sometime between 2005 and 2006 I am not sure when, I made my way to bed. Here I sit on New Years day refreshed with no headache waiting for the ball games to start. I stopped doing those watch night services many years ago and promised never to do them again. If I remember correctly we were in Vancouver, British Colombia and I was scheduled to preach the new year in, beginning at 11:30 p.m. It was so embarrassing. They had to wake me up to preach. So I preached not in a drunken stupor, but a groggy one. Now I leave the watch night services to the late nighters and the young. I wish each of you a Happy New Year.

1 comment:

Granna said...

John and Mike went to bed and left us entertaining our cousins. The girls chatted and the lone guy pretended to be interested in The March of the Penguins. Fog rolled in at midnight so the fireworks were hazy. Cousins left and said the fog cleared up a couple of blocks away so they got to see the sparkles.