Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! - Pay It Forward

Happy New Year! I went to bed at about a quarter to midnight last night. I figured hearing the fireworks would let me know when the new year started. I was thinking as I went to sleep that at 45 I really don't relate to the number of years going by anymore. It just seems a silly and arbitrary way to measure a life. I'd rather focus on the number of days. It seems to me that focusing on the number of days we're here would keep you more in the moment and enjoying what you have right now. Today I'm 16,744 days old.

Or, it's just a crock and I don't want to have to say "I'm 46".

We spent the day de-christmasfying the house. The place looks so bare now. Our friend Kathy came over to help and hang out and get her Bear fix. A perfect way to spend a grey soggy northwest day.

I'm feeling pretty special today because the lovely Trace was good enough to choose my name to be one of the recipient of Real Live Lesbians 'Pay It Forward' . RLL was a paid forward by Scarlet and now it's come to me.

I went back to Scarlet's benefactor to find a bit of it's origin. “the exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward in their own way.” The idea is to "send something fun, inspiring or uplifting" to three bloggers. "The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found. No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile. Maybe something unique from where you live? There are no cost restraints, but don't go crazy!" I think it's a great idea. Coming up with the next packages will be almost as much fun as getting fun mail from RLL. Go check out the video of Trace doing the picking. She kinda snuck me in there in the end.

RLL's package came yesterday. Here, look-see what she was sweet enough to send on to me.



I love it. Planting an Amaryllis bulb on New Years seems like a great way to mark the day. After that I'll be running around the house with my bubble blowing scrubber brush. Maybe, if Jay's lucky I'll take my clothes off.

This next part is almost more fun then getting stuff. So leave a comment (even if you never do) and Bear will pick three names for me to pay it forward to. Come on you know you wanna.

21 comments:

Mary said...

We need a video of the action with the bubble blowing scrubber brush. . . or maybe not. You decide.

meno said...

Hey! Happy New Year.

What a great present! Flowers are always perfect.

And Happy Birthday too. Quit qriping about the 46 young man.

fiwa said...

Today was your birthday?! How cool! Happy Birthday! :)

My, my, running around nekkid with your bubble blowing scrubber brush - what will the children think!?

Sounds like a wonderful thing to do on the first day of the year - paying it forward.

Love you,
fiwa

Smocha said...

Pick me bear!! Me! Me!!

Happy New year guys .

That was a cool video. Can bear do that?

Thanks for the image of your naked house scrubbing. LOL

Scarlet said...

Bubble blowing au naturel? We need a video clip of THAT!!

Great gifts, btw. I love how it started in Canada, made its way to Miami, Tennessee and now over to you. Where will you ship to next? I'd love to know!

Good luck to everyone. I've already had fun playing this game!!

Happy New Year ONCE AGAIN, Brad!

Hope4Grace said...

I love your sunny out look on life. You should come be my cub-mate at work, keep me happy and laughing........

Kathy said...

Found you -- thanks for the directions! At 46 you're a youngster -- so much ahead of you! Blessings, Kathy

zirelda said...

I so want to see you running naked around the house with a bubble scrubber....

:) (:

Thanks for the smile Brad and take a picture of that amaryllis when it blooms. They are so beautiful!

Golden To Silver Val said...

I have such a wonderfully vivid imagination and getting a visual of a nekkid you leaping like a gazelle through-out the house tapping your bubble scrubber on anything that catches your fancy (ahem) put a great big smile on MY face. Damn these White Russians sure do put a glint in my eye...and at my age, it could be dangerous, doncha know. Have fun, sweets. xxoo

desert dirt diva said...

hey brad can bear do that and what is a buble scrubbing brush.....you and jay just have your self a happy scrubbing time...lol
oh a a even better new year!

Gin said...

What fun!! I'm glad you got the amaryllis. I put mine on my blog today. It's about to bloom and I can't wait!!

Cool game too!

desert dirt diva said...

p.s. you never did say which kid you were

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bubble @ play, Have fun Mr. Bubbles.

Happy New Year

Ace C said...

Glad to hear that you are in good spirits there buddy.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'm so happy that I could put a smile on your face! I had hopes that the bubble scrubber would be put to good "use!" LOL

Happy New Year!

Summer said...

Happy New Year Sweet Pea to you and Jay!

Leann said...

Happy New Year Brad! The Amaryllis are always so beautiful.

Tina... said...

we were in bed at ten pm, can you believe what party animals kenny and i are? it's scary really....and i'll be 45 in about eleven weeks so I feel your pain. love you.

Smocha said...

Awright, you've been neglecting your blog long enough. Put down that scrubby thing and get your clothes back on!

Update dahlink!

Hugs

desert dirt diva said...

yes i agree with smocha.....hurry.. we miss you....

Donna said...

I did this last summer; I think I had more fun sending to my three people than I did getting my gift in the first place!