Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello, 2011

Nice to meet you. :)

(my own tradition of the midnight braided bread wreath, symbolizing past, present and future woven into one, how we are all interconnected and woven together, and how the end becomes the beginning. Plus it tastes really good.)

I am thinking about goals for 2011. Thinking about books to read, why I keep this blog, projects I've begun but never finished. Things I should do with my kids, how to be a better homemaker (in the best and truest sense of the word), how to strengthen my marriage. I am thinking about health - food and exercise, how to have fun and be happy, how to be a better me. I've been discouraged with goals for awhile - I make too many I never accomplish, or I have lots of "to-do" goals that are nice to achieve but don't really get anywhere, don't have a "purpose" other than to do. I'd like to spend some time figuring out my purpose and mission, so to speak. Sometimes I am not so convinced that I am doing anything that someone else could not do just as well or better.
Anyway . . . I'm just thinking. Here and there, in moments as I'm falling asleep, or while I'm walking, or whatever, I am thinking . . .

oh yeah, and my birthday is next week, too. That always gets me thinking - this whole getting older thing, you know.

So. I'll let you know if and when I come up with New Year's Resolutions, or goals, or to-do lists or anything remotely similar.

I have also noticed a little tickling feeling creeping up the back of my neck - it's slightly surprising, but not unpleasant. I almost didn't recognize it, since it seems I've been somewhat lacking it for some time now. I think it's hope.

So I think the year is off to a good start.
Hope yours is, too. :)


bonitinha said...

I love that braided bread wreath tradition. Meaningful and delicious!

Mom B. said...

Looks like you had a fun New Years Eve with the kids! I also love the braided bread wreath tradition. That's cool. I think 2011 will be a good year!!

Jennifer Pelo Rawlings said...

Happy New Year!

Colleen said...

I hope 2011 treats you and your family well!

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