Well, I'm back and ready to start the new year! How many of you have set new goals for 2011? I've decided that my ultimate goal, and the only goal that I will be setting, is to do my best at whatever task I am doing! I have so many "tasks" that need to be done, and I will just try to do my best at the task at hand. Whether it be cleaning the bathroom, cooking a meal or listening to a friend. I have much I need to improve on, and I feel like this is a good place to start.
We started off the new year by attending a wedding! It was very unique - they got married on 1/1/11 at 1:00. They were pronounced man and wife at 1:11 - it was very sweet. It was my son's best friend, who just happened to be marrying my daughter-in-law's best friend!
How many of you have taken down your Christmas tree? I think it is always bitter-sweet to take down the tree. It always reminds me of a song called, "I Cry the Day I Take the Tree Down", by Michael McLean - from the play, "Forgotten Carols". Part of the chorus says, "I cry the day I take the tree down, I want the season to last all year long. . . " That's how I feel, I don't necessarily want the season to last all year long, but I do want the "feeling" of the season to last all year long.
I will take down the tree tomorrow, put away the Nativity, take down all the twinkle lights and Christmas decorations, and make my house look like January. But I can still remember December and try to keep that feeling in my heart.
We are in the process of remodeling a downstairs bathroom - almost done! During Christmas break, we took out the old shower and installed a new one, messy, messy, messy! Now, all we need to do is, choose a paint color, paint, tile the floor, put in the sink, put the toilet back in place, and enjoy not running up the stairs to go to the bathroom!
Anne Gedes photo
And, of course, we are getting excited to meet our two new grandbabies! One in February and one in April! Lots to do and accomplish before they arrive! Sounds like I need to get busy!
It has been such a brutal winter for so many of us - snow, rain, wind, cold! Bundle up, put on your rain coat, and stay warm and safe.