New year's (or new year's eve rather) has been one of my least favorite holidays. But starting January 1 I do like the idea of a clean slate. A new calendar to put events of the coming year, a clean house because the tree and all of the decor is put away, and a new state of mind that maybe some goals can be achieved or at least attempted. You can group me in with the 80% plus people who don't stick with their resolutions after about 12 hours but it's still fun to have a crisp new notebook and jot some thoughts/hopes for the new year. Some of mine I'll share...
try not to worry as much about Lucy (at least a little)
get back into decorating even though I'm still in my same house that hasn't sold
start learning about the birds in our yard
maybe cook dinner sometimes
be outside more (at least once spring arrives)
replace diet coke with water (at least a few times a day)
watch more movies with blake instead of bravo alone in my room
limit the drama and just enjoy!
Today I read an article about Lake Superior State University's annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. I don't know why but most of the struck me so funny and I agree with a lot of them. Some of the best:
staycation (this word depressed me the first time I heard it)
not so much
it's that time of year again
and the emoticon for heart <3
cheers to a new year!!