Ah, the end of 2013. It’s been an interesting year, with many happenings & changes. Rather than review the year this New Year’s Eve, I’m looking forward to 2014 & what I would like to accomplish. My idea for this upcoming year? A focus on decluttering, cleaning & fixing all those annoying things about the house.
You know what I’m talking about – the door that sticks, the room that needs painting, the ceiling fan blades that need cleaning, the bathroom tiles that need chalking. All those little joys of home ownership! So what I’ve done is take my “happy” jar from 2013 & turned it into a “52 Things” jar for 2014.
I took 52 slips of paper, jotting down 52 different things to be done over the year & folded them up & tossed them into the jar. Each week, I plan to draw another slip to get the to do item for the week. :)
The problem I had with the “happy” jar was that I found myself examining every little event to see if it was “happy” enough for an entry into the jar. Over time, nothing really compared to the slips of paper containing “Hired on as full time” and “Amazing Autumn vacation with the Geek”. LOL
I have been very good & stuck to my running the past month! YAY! I finished the Holiday Halfathon – no PR yet, but I’m still pleased with the outcome. I’m now training up for the Clearwater Halfathon, which is in 20 days. Yowza! :) I received this incredibly AWESOME finisher’s medal for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Virtual Half Marathon as well. I totally love it!
I’ve been knitting my fingers to the bone on gifts this past month (or 3). I managed to get everything done in time except a pair of socks for the youngest manlet. I finished his 2nd sock last night. :D In total: 4 pairs of socks, 4 hats, 2 cowls, one scarf, a pair of slippers, an afghan and yet another Smitten. Wow! :)
Starting off the new year with some fun! :)
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Have a wonderful & safe New Year! We’re going to be sipping sparkling cider & champagne (and likely hot chocolate) around the firepit in the backyard again this year. How is everyone else ringing in the New Year?