We had a wonderful Christmas........... lots of pressies, food, friends, laughing, glitter, .........and here we are at the end of 2011............. wondering what 2012 holds..........
There are fairly big changes likely for us in 2012, which may well mean we won't spend another Christmas in our farm house by the sea, so I was very quietened while taking the decorations down today. I am not one for keeping the decorations up into the New Year, preferring to clear the decks and start anew. I feel full of hope and anticipation for the new, but also truly blessed for all that my family have had in the 2011.
At supper time, we discussed things we would like to achieve in 2012 and I think we all chipped in some good ideas. I have a list of personal things, but most boil down to being a little more confident and a little less 'scaredy'!
I want to start painting again (crochet has totally taken over my life!).
I would like to get some of my paintings, (or maybe even just one) into a gallery.
I want to say 'yes' more often when I know I can do something, but am just too scared.
I want to spend more time playing my instruments and stretching myself technically.
I would like to do more walking as a family.
There are of course a few more here and there, but I think in saying those few aloud, I may be more determined to stick to them! Please feel free to ask in a month or so how I am progressing!!
Today our house guests left and we pushed furniture back into its familiar places (I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed tonight!!) We had lunch and then went out to blow away some Christmas cobwebs and stretch our legs.
It was certainly a good stretch, as following hubby's lead, we went way off track and ended up trudging around for ages with me saying 'I reckon we should turn around and go back' on loop.............of course, eventually it was decided that we may not be headed in the right direction and we should turn around and go back......(HOOORRRAAAAYYY!).......muddy, wet and exhausted
I think I shall find it very difficult to stay awake to see in 2012, as the bad sleeping, late nights, long walk and fresh air have all added up .......I give myself a further hour before I am sparko!
In the past couple of weeks a few of my wonderful fellow bloggers have given me the Liebster award, which I hope to blog about in the next week.......I am ever grateful to the inspirational people I have added to my friends since beginning blogging, you have all made 2011 an even cheerier and more wonderful year.
On that note, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that for each of you, 2012 will be the year when some of the seemingly impossible things you dare to hope for, actually come true.