Here we are at the start of a brand new year.
Unfortunately the time for this beauty is nearing the end.
It will probably be a slow process. You know, grab an empty box, try to find all the ornaments that look the same and put them all together in that box. I doubt we'll all get together and take the tree down with the same enthusiasm we put it up. But, it will be nice to get back to 'normal' again, and Jake will probably be happy to have his chair put back in it's normal place. The view is much better from there.
I did want to show you a couple of my Christmas presents though.
This cute little thing was on top of one of our gifts. I saw it, but didn't pay attention to it, and didn't really clue in that it was a mouse.
Do you see what it was guarding in the nicely wrapped box it was attached to?
If you don't get it, well then you need to read this post.
It is the perfect toaster for us
Thanks Sue, Jeff and Pippin
Here's another one of my gifts.
No, I didn't get a new padded bra or some implants.
I got a personalized apron from Meredith
Actually I got two!
I wear aprons all the time if am doing something messy in the kitchen. Really though, I'm messy most of the time
And now that it's the beginning of a new year, it's time for a New Years resolution or two.
Besides the ubiquitous 'lose weight, eat better, be a nicer person, etc, etc ', I'm going to go with the two I made last year. I have no intention of trying to keep them up all year long, but it gives me something to aim for at the beginning of the year.
The first one is to do one small cleaning job each day, that isn't really the everyday type stuff. Something like cleaning out the cutlery drawer, cleaning and sorting out things on a shelf. Just a little job, something that might only take 10 or 15 minutes. If I want to tackle a bigger job one day, well more power to me.
Today I cleaned the computer keyboard. It was
pretty ugly gross.
The second thing is to sew $20 worth of something that I would sell at the farmers markets. So that would be something like two aprons, or 3 shopping bags.
My plan is to do these two things 5 days a week, on average. So if I do two cleaning jobs one day, then I can miss a day along the way. If I sew $100 worth one day, well then I'm good for the week. I put a little 'S' or 'C' on the calendar for each job I do. So a $100 of sewing would earn me five 'S's'.
I also have another resolution. I'll let you know about that one in a week or two.
What about you, anything you are trying to stick with this year, or at least starting out the year trying to do?