Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's doings...

I had so hoped to be here blogging a couple of weeks ago.  Waxing poetic about the holidays and all of the fun things we were doing.  Then reality tapped me on the shoulder and blogging got put on the back burner.
Right before Christmas Evelyn got sick...then Rubia a few days later...then Elijah a few days after that...then Rey...then David.  I think you get the picture.  Fevers, coughing, etc.  Honestly, I don't think it would be Christmas without someone getting sick. We did manage to have a nice day...it was low key here at home, which never happens.  I loved it!  I would be home, just our family, every year if I could.  Don't get me wrong, it is nice to be with extended family, but, I so enjoy getting to create our own family traditions and doing our own thing, so to speak.
I have also, gotten more done on the home unpacking front. I finally found the silverware and cutlery!  It was in a box in the back corner of the garage, on the bottom...of course.  So now at meals the when I hand the kids their utensil, they squeal, "Silverware!"  It was a long time coming people, a long, long time.
*I also had two very special vintage lamps repaired and it is so nice to have them in place and working again.
*My new calendar is updated and ready for the new year.  That is always such a nice feeling.
*Wellness Doctor's appointments have been made for the kids in the next coming months.
*The house has been de-Christmased, except for the tree, David has to help me with that one.  But it's naked and ready to roll.
*I got all of our books unpacked and put on the book shelves.  I try hard to glean and get rid of, but, when it comes to books, I have a hard time parting with them.
*I know there is always much talk of resolutions every new year.  I guess the thought of a fresh start or clean slate that the new year seems to bring, makes us all want to improve and to do those hard things that seem to always get pushed off.  I kind of rebel against the notion of resolutions. I don't like putting that amount of pressure on myself, when I should have the fortitude to do it no matter what time of year it is.  Plus, life is so short, none of us is guaranteed tomorrow, so we should do what needs doing...today.  I am not going to begin to say that I do that or that I am even good about trying to do that.  But, I do have some resolutions, despite what I just wrote. This year I want to be more mindful of my to do list and stop putting things off.  I want to be a woman of my word, especially when it come to my children and to follow through with what I say I am going to do.  I also want to start finishing up half finished projects.  I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago.  Tying up those loose ends will be liberating and free my mind, energies, and closet space for other pursuits. I am already almost finished with the granny square lap blanket...it is turning out so cute.  When I move on to the next project I'll blog it.  It's going to be another fun one to get finished.  Why I stopped in the first place seems silly...lost motivation , I guess.  Well, now it's back in spades, so I best keep going.  More to come.
What have you been up to in this new year?

1 comment:

Prairie Rose said...

I typically do not make new years resolutions myself for similar reasons.

I do have some ongoing goals that I am working on: 1) Cleaning and organizing the house (some areas I haven't messed with since before mom died two years ago, guess I don't want to deal with anything I find yet). 2) Reading more books (Reading "Unglued" right now, very interesting approach on how to lean on God help us deal with our "raw" emotions). 3) Trying to lose some poundage that I have put on since having kids and dealing with family illnesses & deaths. 4) The always looming "Do not loose my sanity" at home and work. LOL

I hope that you and your family have a very blessed 2013 and that everyone is on the mend. Take care my friend!