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New tradition for celebrating New Year Day

January 7th, 2007 at 09:29 am

We had a great kick off to the New Year. I was not really in the mood to go out late at night and party on New Year eve. My fiancé had an awesome idea and it was so much fun that I hope we can do this every year.

Instead of celebrating at night, we got up at 6am New Years day made some coffee to go and brought coffee cake to take with us to a mountain overlook which is a couple of miles from our home and watch the first sunrise of the year. It was breathtaking and beautiful weather. After the sunrise, we even took a walk down the trail from the overview. I never felt so alive then.

I am finally settled in a new place after quitting my second job which was a live in attendant for an autistic man. Some of you may remember I was working averagely 120 hours per week with two full time jobs. Now I am down to just one job and only 40 hours! Quite a change for me and I have been absolutely refreshed and energized lately. I couldn't help but be happily busy on a massive back-flow at work when my co-workers were all grumpy (work had a one week shut-down, thus backflow of work)

The whole week off I had, I just thawed out at home vegging and relaxing after slaving away working two full time jobs for the last 4 years to pay off my debts.

My firebird is not working out on the mountains and the rain is washing away our driveway and the car can't make it on there with it being so low and the nose so long. It has been scary going up the hill on the very curvy and dark road in that car. The lights are so bad and the window is way too sloped to avoid reflections on the windshield. The coil broke this time and car couldn’t make it up the highway to get home. My car has had so many problems and this took the cake.

My fiancé being a Ford auto technician, we decided to get two Ford Escapes. His is a 2001 older and mine is a Used 2006 we purchase below the Kelly blue book for private sales. I was not a Ford fan in the past but its nice knowing my fiancé can work on any problems and just take it to work with him as he will have all the necessary tools in the future.

This is the year I am getting married. The wedding is set for May 19th but truth is I just can't wait to marry my sweetie.

I am still in shock and often have to pinch myself with how good life is going for me now. It's like a dream feeling unnatural as usually tough times comes up and always have to work hard to make ends meet. Things are gliding smoothly and major thank to everyone on this site for giving advice on money. It really turned my life around. Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you.

Happy New Year!

4 Responses to “New tradition for celebrating New Year Day”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Glad to see that things are going so well for you. May is a pretty month to get married in. I got married on may 13th, 30 years ago.

  2. pjmama Says:

    Congrats! I cant wait to marry my sweetie as well! hehe. We decided on a summer wedding, but I can only imagine how nice it will be in the spring.

  3. janH Says:

    Sounds like your fiance is very romantic. What an awesome way to begin the new year! Have fun planning your wedding!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    My Ford is 15 years old and still going strong. I think they are a good brand.

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