What else could it be but YEAR. My husband went for his usual one hour walk this morning and said he could smell all the wonderful breakfast smells -- pancakes, bacon, sausage etc. It was about 11:00 a.m., so he figured all those who stayed up last night and didn't have to go to work today were having a wonderful start to the day. Better than his bowl of raisin bran, he said!!
My Grandmother-in-law asked me on Sunday if I was going to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve. I had to tell her that I stay up until midnight every night! My most creative hours are from 9:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m. So what was her next question? "What time do you get up then?" My answer, "As late as I can." Let me tell you, that is one of the greatest blessings of retirement. My husband isn't too happy about it. He's of the old school, "Early to bed and early to rise..." When we go to Hawaii, there's three hours difference and I'm right on schedule. Hint...hint.
Here's my Y photograph -- another one from Lake Powell which I have been saving.
Isn't that perfect? Just shows I was thinking of all you ABC-ers while I was out there enjoying myself.
While I was lying in bed this morning just letting my mind rove, as I frequently do, I wondered why we don't start the New Year on December 21st, the day after which all the days begin to get longer again. Seems it would make sense. So later I went to Wikipedia and then wished I hadn't. I thought I would find some interesting facts about dates and years that I could add to today's blog. But the only fact I could come up with that was reasonably understandable was that there are many different kinds of years with all different kinds of names. One of which is the Vague Year, which I thought was very appropriate when it comes to me discussing this topic.
So if you want to know more about the different kinds of years, just look it up in Wikipedia -- or ask Roger, because I'll bet he knows. In fact he may even have blogged on it this week.
To find Roger, and many other ABC-ers, click on this LINK and see what others have chosen for the letter Y . In fact I'm wondering just how many of us have chosen YEAR for our word this week.