Thursday, December 31, 2015
Bring on 2016
No wallowing in self deprecating thoughts. Remembering that those that matter tend to not be bothered by my idiosyncrasies. Be kinder to those around me, friend and stranger alike. Give more to the poor. Hug puppies. Smile at cute children. Ya Da Ya Da Ya Da. I've been here before. All the promise of a fresh start and becoming a better person in the new year. Well, despite my bad habit of mind somersaults that wake me up at night and keep me from being refreshed, I am not feeling a need to dive into the world of self improvement in 2016. Eating better, sleeping better, moving more-all good things that do not need a new year to start focusing on. Learning that crap and clutter in my house that is not in use even on a semi routine basis has no business in my home will be a lifelong battle. I know that, so lamenting and setting stretch goals on January 1 about decluttering will not aide me in home improvement, just removing something instead of putting it on a shelf or in a box will.
So if I have no New Year resolution, what am I going to be thinking about in 2016? Here;s a 1/2 year preview.
January: Show choir season starts for DD#2. Hopefully January will be met with lucrative job offers for DD3 and DS. Not getting massively sick is a great aspiration. The year of 50 Birthday's continues with two get together's in this month alone on the calendar.
February: State Choir concert for DD#2-where she keeps those big lungs in that tiny little body, I'll never know. We're thinking of a long weekend in February combined with Presidents Day-maybe somewhere just a few hours away near a state or regional park and getting some snowshoes-or just a good hot tub.
March: DD#2 will be gone for a week. I think I will combine a vacation day with my day off, and have a good spring clean with one less person to work around. I live an exciting life so I must schedule these things.
April: Decision time on how to spend Easter. The sister-in-law that I had the clash with has been the host the last few years, and it has been a stressful day. My sister hosts a brunch so perhaps we will just forgo anything on the other side. Maybe by then, all will be fine again.
May: Opening the cabin, but this time, with a lot of purging as this is being torn down, and a new year round home being put up in it's place. This is a leftover item from my father-in-laws wishes and will start in August. Mother's Day to get through-still hard when I have no mother.
June: Summer officially kicks off, and we get the three hot months of the year. I like sun and heat, and the fighting over windows or air conditioning with the hubs will be a daily battle. I'll live on my deck again.
Along with this, I'll keep blogging, and keep at it to move the other project forward, truly using my extra non-work time to invest in something potentially lucrative for me. I'll join in some of the blog challenges you all post on occasion, as I like a little healthy competition. I plan to enjoy fun activities and events in my immediate area, and other than a little get away, save travel money the first half of the year for a big trip in August. Who else is posting about their year ahead? If you don't blog, just leave your thoughts in the comment-I'd love to read your plans.