Jan. 1st, 2010

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New Years Eve- I did my stretches and ran a mile.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 36 and 56 degrees, slight breeze, humidity around 35 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “New Year's Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light north northwest wind. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. West northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.”
I’m feeling much better today. The cold I had seems to have gone away. Seimi came by for a spell to learn a little bit more of the computer. I was happy to show him.
I went over to Stoney’s and he says that the gash on his forearm isn’t bleeding as much as it was yesterday. I ate the rest of my lemon cake while we watched “How Do They Do It” on the Science Channel. They did a piece on how the National Weather Service predicts the weather. It was a very interesting show, kind of like “How It’s Made”.
I got back home and watched “My Name Is Earl”; one of the few I haven’t seen. Then I decided to watch a DVD movie I have called “Master and Commander: the far side of the world” (2003). I really love this film!
It was nearing midnight and I want to spend it running out of the old year and into the new. So I practiced my guitar, did my stretches, lifted weights, and headed outside into 37 degree weather and started my run up the hill in front of my home. There wasn’t any wind; the sky was clear and ablaze with the Blue Moon that lit my way. Orion was overhead and the star Sirius was to my south where exactly midnight fireworks were shooting into the sky and horns were honking. It was a beautiful run! I got back and read the last day of “365 Starry Nights” and begun the book over again by reading the first day (I been doing this and the midnight run for a few years now). Then I wrote my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

2009 was a strange year. I felt sad for all the folks who lost their jobs, homes, investments and income. I felt mad that the companies who caused this financial mess got bailed out by our government while the rest of us looked on in amazement.

This year I have accomplished a few goals that I had put forth last New Years and continued those from previous years: I’m still not doing tobacco or drinking coffee, but I’m still chewing the nicotine gum. I do my stretches every day, and lift weights, run, ride my bike almost every day. I practice my guitar every night. I go for a walk most every evening, and doing my almost nightly runs up the hill in front of my house. I have been eating better; stopped eating candy bars last year, and tried to stay away from donuts, cookies, (I won’t allow them in my house) and no soft drinks.
I still have dialup service that I started two years ago as a hobby and have still have 14 users.
The Goal that I am setting for 2010 are going to be different then the ones I had rolled over from previous years: this year I’m going to concentrate on playing my guitar and getting out there and playing them in public (I’ve already made a start of it).
Things that still hold my interest are: Astronomy (I still haven’t set up an outside observatory), physics, biology, history, meteorology, and Geology. Writing in my journal is helping me write better and I enjoy doing it.
Things that still don’t hold my interest are: Television ( I need to cut down a little more on the TV watching). I still get most my news online and not fed to me with commercials, Politics, and stories about troubled Celebrities.
I believe this new decade is at a point of transition, where what we do as a nation and as individuals in the next ten years is crucial to our survival. We now begin this new decade, and I for one am trying to figure out what I can personally do to make the world a better place.
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New Year’s Day- I did my stretches, ran a mile, lifted weights, and rode my bike; off to a good start!
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 37 and 58 degrees, slight breeze, humidity around 29 percent, hazy then cloudy skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind between 8 and 11 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind around 7 mph.”
I called a few friends and family to say Happy New Year! Did a little cleaning of the house and filled the bird feeder.
I practiced my guitar and have decided that I’ll try to do this twice a day for now on.
I went for my evening walk and then drove over to Ginger’s and took a couple of apples with me to feed to her horses. We jawed for a spell and watched the sunset; the first one of the new decade.
There was nothing on TV that interested me so I spent the rest of the evening reading, maybe I’ll just cut out TV altogether except for “Nova” and “Nature” or any other educational programs! I read the astronomy text book about: the Electromagnetic Spectrum. I started another textbook called “The Cell: a Molecular Approach”. I thought I’d try something new and read it aloud! The chapter I read told the story of the beginning of cell formation. There was once a time long ago before DNA called the RNA World; very interesting! I finished the evening reading “The letters of Richard Feynman” and “365 Starry Nights”.
I did my stretches, lifted weights and went for a night run; practiced my guitar; updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter; wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night. I think I’ve made a good start of it for the New Year!

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