Thursday, January 23, 2014

A new year, three weeks into it

We are, what, over three weeks into the new year, and I am still experiencing the post-holiday blues. The holidays were such a nice mix or activity and lounging time, and while I stressed myself out at times, I miss the frenetic pace of things that left me feeling the need to reward myself with a bit of quiet time spent on the couch enjoying the Christmas lights and a glass of wine.

A fresh year lies ahead, and while my acknowledged lack of discipline will keep me from making resolutions I know I won't keep, I am going to try in 2014. Try to be more positive, less snarky. Try to be more patient, less pushy. Try to shop less, appreciate more. Try not to take things personally, but not be passive. Try to make the most of the free time I do have, but not feel guilty about guilty pleasures.

Most importantly, I'm going to try not get so caught up in it all. Which is a bit of a contradiction when we're talking about trying, I know, but surely I can strike a balance. Everything I want is right there in the happy medium where I usually so comfortably reside ... I just need to nudge myself here and there to keep from slipping into the doldrums.

Also, I am going to try to blog more—really!—but not make myself feel like I have to hit a certain number of posts. This blog is, after all, for me and our family. (And anyone who likes reading about that business, of course.)

So, here's to 2014 and trying, in the most positive sense of the word.

*Mary Clare's fifth birthday post will follow (but be post-dated for organizational reasons) as soon as I get those pesky pictures off the camera and iPhoto working for me again. 


  1. Pictures off the camera are so 2013. Here's to 2014 and trying, but not too hard!!!!

    1. Considering the playground comments I texted you over the past two days, it would seem I'm failing in the snark department as well.


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