It's over for me my friends. Christmas is out the door. I don't know what came over me, but yesterday the energy just took over and I was like something tribal packing all the red and green, jingle and jangle, bows and wrap, chocolate and nuts, mints, cakes, and cookies up and out the door. I grabbed the turkey baster and sucked all the water out of the tree stand, hefted that tree up like some super hero and pulled that thing outside and threw it over the deck for my hunk of burning love to retrieve and do whatever he does with it. If we were home more, I would leave it up longer, but with no one hardly here, I wanted to get on with it and clean my floors and get things back in order. I welcome this New Year that is knocking on the door waiting to push 2011 into the past. I'm beginning to think about the Dash Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers, Low Carb..... OMG. This has to be the year to make some changes for me. Hello..... anyone else making any changes for a New You??? I'm always out the gate running at the beginning of a new year with fresh motivation and renewed energy, but something happens and I fizzle. I must find some ways to keep my momentum going.
Anyway, I only have a few boxes to get back downstairs and I'm pretty much done packing it away. Last night, after all was done, I felt like I was getting the beginning of a viral thingy ... you know when you get chilled to the bone and feel a little achy. I thought, oh dear lord, please don't let me be like this in the morning. I had most of last week off and had to get back to work for the man today. I went to bed early and felt like a million bucks today. However, there are so many who have a really bad viral bug in my area, flu-like. I didn't take the flu shot this year. Where is my Lysol can?
Back to my thoughts on the New Year. Dormant winter ~ a time to reflect on what worked and what didn't in my garden and what I want to change. I know that I definitely want more big bloomers in 2012, more popping colors. I know that I will cage and stake each tomato from the moment it is planted rather than wait until it's out of control. I know I will plant more varieties of eggplant. I never knew how much I would love those little purple things until this past summer. I will plant some strange thing just for the sake of wondering what it will look like as it lifts its little arms toward the sun. As for me, I hope to move more (as in exercise) and eat less.
Is your mind-set wiping the slate clean and starting on a new endeavor in the New Year? I know some folks set a quit smoking date on the first day of the New Year. It's a good time to set a goal .... a weight loss challenge to yourself, letting your fingernails grow out, a goal of walking 30-45 minutes each day, etc.
Whatever it is about the New Year coming, it's a new chance to do it better, to be better, and accomplish more. I jot my thoughts down like this in a little spiral bound notebook. It keeps my focus on what my hopes and goals are. So, just thinking fresh right now, trying not to get to outrageous with what I wish for myself in the coming 2012. Wow - Twenty-Twelve, can you believe it??
My mind is full tonight and fingers are all over this new laptop. Right now I hope all this posts like it should. I don't think this is going to line up right for some reason. I've got to get a mouse. It's making me (bad word) CRAZY. I've hit something that's taking me to the wrong place. I'm out of here tonight ~ Debi