A very Happy New Year folks.
Did you “see it in?” We didn’t…gone are the days for the mo of partying with friends and then feeling really rough for the first day of the new year. I love waking up in the new day feeling fine, no hangover etc, and then watching my son crawl back from wherever he has been about mid-day looking grey! Teehee! Smug? Me? You bet!!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good party, great wine, and Bubbly is one of my favourite drinks. I watch the playback of the parties and fireworks on TV…not the same, I know, … and I marvel at everyone’s stamina…yes, I know, some of it is pre-recorded. Cheating in my mind!
Now I am sitting down having put the decorations back in their boxes (must remember where I put them this year!!), the tree outside, polished my hall table and put it back in its place. The kitchen table is littered with magazines – food, gardening, walking – all to give me inspiration for this coming future.
I”ve followed a friend and not made any resolutions this year. Instead I’ve made a decision. In the past few years I have left certain jobs to others. I am lucky enough to need/have a gardener and cleaner, and I have taken a back seat in my home. No more! It is MY home and therefore I should be in control of it. Yes, I will still need help in and out so I can continue to do the other things I love; but I will not leave it all to them!
In the garden I need to redo a boarder or two, get rid of a rockery, and make it mine instead of just coping with what we inherited from the previous owners.
For the house I need to sort out the chimneys that are leaking and ruining the rooms beneath; also it would be nice to have a great bathroom instead of the smallest room in the house!
No, these are not resolutions…I haven’t made the false promise of fitness and weight loss. I hope they may happen but they are not going to be the full focus of my year!
Hubby has a very full year coming up, becoming captain of one of his golf clubs in April, as well as being a referee for the R&A (golf’s governing body and golf club in the UK) and on the rules comittee. And of course, he has t keep working!! No, I’m not cracking whip – he enjoys his job, honest! My “job” will be to back him up, make sure he is ready for whatever whenever, and to love watching him enjoy it all…and I do love watching him soar!
Looking back on what I’ve already typed I notice the word NOW used quite a lot…that IS new year mentality, isn’t it!
SO, as storms lash Britain, causing damage and worry to many, lets get this 2014 in gear and help make the world a great place to enjoy!