It’s finally here – 2014! Time for a new year. Time for a clean slate. Time to let by-gones be by-gones and start out on a fresh start. We stayed up last night at the Hotel Thompson and watched the ball drop on the television, watched the fireworks from the front porch and popped open some bubbly. Don’t tell anyone but mom let me have a sip. Those bubbles tickled my snout – snorts. And as the clock struck midnight, I saw daddy give mommy a huge kiss on the lips. It was like something out of the 60’s movies that we like to watch. He swooped her back, told her he loved her and gave her a huge one. I drew the line when he wanted to do that to me. I just let him shake my hoof.
Every where you are in the world, there are ‘special’ traditions that cultures do for New Years. Here in Georgia, it’s a tradition that for dinner we eat black-eyed peas and turnip greens. It’s a superstition that these items bring good luck and prosperity for the new year. Supposedly, the peas represent copper and the greens represent dollars. The more you eat, the more prosperity you will have. Other places in the south substitute the turnip greens for cabbage. Either way – I love them all 🙂
Now for 2014 Resolutions. This is going to be *THE* year. I just feel it in my miniature pot belly!
- I’m determined to help mom/dad on their new way of eating. Notice I didn’t say the “D” word. It is a life time change. Baby steps you know. I made mom get on the scales this morning. They laughed at her. I don’t think that is a good sign.
- I’m determined to get some fan mail from my personal idols. Miss Piggy is tops on the list. I need to let her know that I’m alive and here for her. Second on the list is my good friend Maxwell. You know him from the Geico commercials.
- I’m determined to be more positive, write more and keep my friends in blogville laughing.
- I’m determined to get more organized. Yeah, this is a toughie. I’m not shall we say a organized piggy – I’m all hooves. But I will try in the new year.
- I’m determined to be nicer to the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson. Okay, we all know that Hemi rules the hotel here but I’m talking about Mouse Girl. I promise not to start something if she doesn’t start something. That sounds fair, right?
All my friends – I wish you all the happiness and prosperity for your New Year. May 2014 bring you everything you wish and desire.
Bacon, Hemi, Mouse Girl, Bashful and the Rock Clan, Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, Mom and Dad
From the Hotel Thompson – much love!!
Oh, and I couldn’t get away without giving all of ya’ll a kiss from the piggy!
01/01/2014 at 12:11 pm
Happy New Year to you and everyone at Hotel Thompson Bacon…..and thanks for coming to my pawty today too. I think it’s sweet that your Dad planted a BIG WET ONE on your Mom last night at midnight – my parents were snoring at midnight….sigh….As for your resolutions – they are GOOD ones. I’m gonna help my Mom with the “D” thing because she REALLLLLY needs to quit torturing the bathroom scales too. Other than that, I’m just gonna try and stay healthy so I can ring in another new year NEXT year – this birthday/new year combo party thing is SWELL!
Love, Cousin Sam
01/01/2014 at 12:21 pm
Snorts. Of course they both took naps before the midnight hour. They just can take staying up to the whee hours like us – snorts. Happy birthday/New years!! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 12:25 pm
Happy Newoooowooooo Year!
01/01/2014 at 1:36 pm
Back at you my friend. XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 12:31 pm
Happy new year!!!!! We’re eating peas and cabbage with cornbread. Where Jen is from, they say what ya do today you’ll do all year long. So be sure to have some fun today!
01/01/2014 at 1:37 pm
I am on it my friend. Thanks for the tip. I guess I need to eat all day long – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 12:40 pm
Happy New year Bacon,pop over my place I have something for you,xx Speedy
01/01/2014 at 1:37 pm
Thank you my sweet dear friend. Congrats on all of your awards. Have an awesome year! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 1:08 pm
Happy New Year Bacon, hope you can stick with your resolutions, we only got one BARK MORE!
The Mad Scots
01/01/2014 at 1:38 pm
Have a great New Years my dear friend! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 1:33 pm
Wishing you a wonderful New Year Bacon.
01/01/2014 at 1:40 pm
You too my friend. Have an awesome new year! XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
01/01/2014 at 2:08 pm
Happy New YEar Bacon….
01/01/2014 at 6:47 pm
Happy new Year my friend! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 2:21 pm
Happy New Year furfriend!!
01/01/2014 at 6:48 pm
Happy new year dear friends. XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 2:48 pm
Happy new year Bacon!!
01/01/2014 at 6:48 pm
Happy new year sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 3:17 pm
Happy New Year, B. Your resolutions are ambitious. I’m planning to learn to fetch this year. Maybe….
Love and licks,
01/01/2014 at 6:50 pm
Oh that does sound awesome. Fetch – wow! I’ll give you a heads up. Make them give you a snack for trying. It’s rather easy. Just don’t “catch on” until you get your fill of food – snorts. Not that I did that or anything. XOXO – Bacon
Pix Under the Oaks
01/01/2014 at 4:23 pm
Bacon you already have us laughing.. 😆 So much fun! Good resolutions I think you have there Bacon. I don’t do resolutions but I am going to try to stop PROcrastinating which I do a whole heck alot of.. 🙂 Happy Happy New Year to ALL at the Hotel Thompson which I may have already shouted out to you.. 😀
01/01/2014 at 6:53 pm
Thank you my friend. I really do try to make y’all smile and laugh. It’s going to be an awesome 2014! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 6:49 pm
EEoww Bacon…happy 2014 to all from Hotel Thompson…ya iz all so lubly n we iz glad we nose ya here!!! Ya haz quite da list of reeseelushunz dere! Whew…me finkz ya are pawsum to make so many n bee so deddycated.
Me made one: To stay well fer as long as me can n bee here wif Mum.
Dat iz it….
As fer Mum she made a list as long as yer leggie..me sayz ‘Guud Luck’ wif da list Mum…. 😉
Lub Nylablue n Mum S-E. xoxo
01/01/2014 at 6:57 pm
I’m so glad we met here in blogville my friend. I love ya dear Nylablue. Here’s wishing us all a fantastic 2014 my friend! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 7:03 pm
Happy New Year Bacon and Mum and Dad and all critters there!. I am going to eat more veg and keep sweets for “sometimes” foods instead of everyday foods. Also I want to get more organised too. Last and most important we all need to be kinder to ourselves. 🙂
01/01/2014 at 7:59 pm
That is an awesome list my friend. We all need to be kinder to ourselves. Sometimes we tend to be out worse enemies. 🙂 Happy new year! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 7:33 pm
Phankz Bacon right back at ya sweet Piggie!!!
Lub Nylablue xx
01/01/2014 at 8:02 pm
You too sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon
01/01/2014 at 9:15 pm
Woo hoo Bacon…Happy New Year to all at The Hotel Thompson….with love from us all down under xxxxxx Fozziemum
01/01/2014 at 9:25 pm
Thank you my friend. I’m putting the first day of the year behind me now. Fixing to get my story at bedtime. Y’all have an awesome second day 🙂 much love XOXO – Bacon
01/02/2014 at 4:25 am
Will do sweet Bacon and you enjoy your story 🙂 HUgs Fozziemum xxxx
01/02/2014 at 1:29 am
Happy New Year Bacon! I never knew that is a tradition in Georgia to eat black-eyed peas and turnip greens at New Year 🙂
01/02/2014 at 6:59 am
Yes. It’s a long tradition in the south. Mom and dad had theirs yesterday. I got a little nibble. It wasn’t bad. XOXO – Bacon
01/02/2014 at 2:15 pm
Happy New Year, Bacon. Good luck with those resolutions. 🙂
01/02/2014 at 5:32 pm
Happy new year too my friend! XOXO – Bacon
01/06/2014 at 11:55 am
Happy New Year Pal!
01/06/2014 at 12:36 pm
Happy New Years my friend! XOXO – Bacon
01/07/2014 at 3:22 am
Happy New Year, dear Bacon. Make it a good one 🙂
01/07/2014 at 8:24 am
You too sweet friend – you too! XOXO – Bacon