This is my first Week-in-Review of 2014! Woot! Woot! And it was a doozy...
I put away Christmas on New Year's Eve. The Mr., unaware I was getting it all organized back in boxes & tucked away in the basement while he was gone all afternoon, came home & gave me a giant bear hug. I guess he really likes a clean, tree-less house.
In case you missed the previous post, my friend Julie & I participated in our own private Polar Plunge, spontaneously jumping in the COLD, COLD, COLD river on New Year's Day with our daughters. (Her son & our hubbies remained dry on shore.) Best first day of a new year ever. After I finished giggling about the fact that we had just done it, I couldn't stop talking about the fact that we had just done it. People, I'm sure, were sick of hearing me go on & on about it. I don't care. Afterwards, Julie & I were wondering how January 2nd was going to beat January 1st.
On the same morning of the Polar Plunge, my grandmother had a severe heart attack. I spent several hours in the hospital with her, & being a support to my mother. Pretty scary stuff. Family came in from California & Western Washington to be with grandmother. I love my family so much. It was pretty great to see them. Grandmother is, of course, not so strong as she once was, needs lots of TLC & got to come home from the hospital yesterday (Sunday).
I am currently on the "New Year, New You!" bandwagon, trying to get back on track with my healthy eating & healthy living that got lost somewhere a few weeks before Thanksgiving. It's such hard work! I have no self control when it comes to lovely holiday sweets & treats. My tight jeans are a testament to that fact.
Speaking of New Year, I was a complete fuddy duddy on New Year's Eve. I was sooooo tired. I rang in a fake New Year with my girls at 7:33 PM. We celebrated with sparkling apple peach cider + vanilla bean cupcakes. And then I headed straight for bed with a movie & warm covers. Boringsville, huh? We've never really made a big hooplah over New Year's Eve. We like the snuggly house routine anyway.
Did you make a New Year's Resolution this year? I keep hearing, more & more, about having a "word" for each new year. I wonder what my word for 2014 would be. Maybe "write". Not only is writing a passion of mine, that I just don't make enough time for, but I have all these thoughts & ideas floating around in this giant noggin of mine & if I don't WRITE it all down, I lose it. And I'm tired of losing it. And I'm almost certain I'll feel a ton more organized when what is in my brain is written on paper. Written with a kooky bedazzled pen, of course.
I have decided, for 2014, to make monthly goals. I think it will be fun to have a small checklist of things to accomplish every month. They might be fitness goals, crafty goals, spiritual goals, etc. This month, I am making it a goal (among other things) to FINALLY make granola. I've never made granola & have always wanted to try. I also want to start knitting socks. And maybe unpack a couple moving boxes that have remained tucked away for 4 months.
I really do hope to unleash a bit more creativity in this new year. I have been sorta overwhelmed lately with doing a lot of administration-type stuff with the new evangelistic ministry that the Mr. & I started a couple months ago. Not always fun stuff, but necessary stuff, ya know?
I look forward to 2014. Who doesn't love the fresh clean notebook feeling of a new year? I can't wait to see what this year brings!
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To see my 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW, click HERE.