HAPPY NEW YEAR - WELCOME 2016!
Another year over, another year of open possibilities ahead of us. We have a new chance to do it right, get it right, make a change or maintain the status quo - guess it depends what we as individuals want to do with this gift of a New Year that has been given to us.
Not being one to make resolutions, I try not to get caught up in the New Year predictions and promises that some are so fond of putting forward... I am not against it - I just have never really found it worked well for me personally.
I do want nice things to happen this year - to everyone, but I am not naive enough to believe that will be 100% possible - I hope I am completely wrong.
What I do know is that I want to be as happy as I can possibly be, so to that end, I will promise myself to be as positive as I can possibly be. If that is a resolution, then I guess I have just made it!
Personally I am embracing this New Year. I look forward to spending a full year in our new home from beginning to end. Can you believe that in another week we will have been here for half a year already? Where has that time got to, I wonder?
We plan to keep ourselves busy from now till spring, sprucing up the interior with some new paint and window treatments. Nothing too stressful, but I am more than ready to put my own stamp on some of the main rooms of our home.
I continue to plan my garden for spring. I have my seed order all ready to go and I am adding a couple of fruit trees as well - an apple and a apricot tree and some blueberry bushes. How can one contain the excitement of getting out there and creating a productive fruit and vegetable garden? I can't wait!
The past couple of days have been very warm here, with quite a bit of melting going on. Not January weather at all - but we are embracing it with open arms.
You are going to see some changes coming to my blog in the next week or so. I am tired of the same old, so I am experimenting with some different layouts and designs. I haven't settled on one yet, but I will soon.
In the meantime, I am going to leave you with this wise little sentiment, posted by my cousin Vicki on FaceBook
"the new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year! "