January 1, 2014 – Hello, shiny New Year! I have a smashing suggestion! What if we color code the months starting today? I always picture December wrapped in warm, gold tones, like a cozy hug at the end of the night. When I think of January, it’s cool silvers that I imagine; light and bright like a brand new nickel!
I came up with this astonishing idea early this morning when I woke up with the birds. Wait a minute, I ALWAYS wake up with the birds! Now that’s hilarious! Not bad for working on the pittance of sleep I’ve had. The party last night was one for the record books! I vow that as long as I live, I will remember with unclouded vision, Wilma slow dancing with Jimmy Fallon, Mrs. Turner’s prized Scottish Highland bull. With her tiara perched cockeyed on her head, and he in his slightly too small waistcoat, they resembled the ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast. If they get together, it’s going to make for some strange-looking offspring. I’m not even sure Wilma will remember their encounter, a tidbit that may come in handy someday. Someone slipped a bit of our Moonshine into the punchbowl, forgetting that chickens need very little volume to actually imbibe. I had to send Mom a text this morning, telling her not to use today’s eggs… unless she was making a rum cake. I stayed clear of the potent hooch, remembering how we used it as gasoline that night we got stuck in Mom’s car. Bo, on the other hand, did not. He got up on the stage and in front of everyone, made a New Year’s resolution to crow in a different language every morning. That explains waking up today to “ALOHA KAKAHIAKA!! HAU’OLI MAKAHIKI HOU” (That’s pronounced, “how-oh-lee ma-ka-hee-key ho” if you’re crowing along with us at home.) Good thing I took that online language class in the beautiful Hawaiian language two years ago. Basically what he said was, “Good Morning! Happy New Year!” I’m impressed! I have a $10 bet with Sawyer that by Sunday, he’s out of dialects and starts making up crap.
I am so motivated to accomplish great things in 2014! The weather channel is calling for a Nor’easter tomorrow night. That means new snowflake experiments!! Once we get the distillery up and running this spring, we should add a wine division. I know; I know… can you trust a chicken with a barrel of grapes? No. Never! But, with the right amount of protections in place, we can overcome that obstacle and produce a tremendous product. With enough money earned, we can buy ownership in a baseball team! And really, who doesn’t like peanuts?! It’s what makes the game enjoyable! Whoa! I just had a brilliant thought! Our own baseball park at which we sell peanuts, beer, wine, foam colander helmets and potholder fingers… its fantastic!! Marketing, baby!
Wow! We’re only a few hours into this New Year and already my brain is smoking! We’re going to rock 2014!!