I have to say that I am not sad to see this year go. I have had a lot of stagnant time over the last 4-5 years, but this last year moved far too fast, and has included enough change to make my head spin.
In 2010 our family sold our home, and moved to a new town. We made it through having our 6 year old daughter break her leg during our move. We survived a very complicated pregnancy, the birth of a second daughter and the loss of a third. We experienced buying another home (much more involved than last time on account of the present damaged economy) and moved a second time. Finally, we have made it through the holiday season and juggling the time spent with the multiple branches of our family. 2010 is finally done, and I couldn't be happier about it.
I don't want to give the impression that I'm not grateful for the blessings that have come with all this change, because I'm am. Still, I'm glad that it's time for things to calm down for a while.
Today, I'm looking forward to 2011 and, like a lot of people, I am welcoming change with my resolutions in hand. Some of my resolutions for 2011 are...
1. Stop putting my body and health on the back burner and give it the attention and love it so desperately needs.
2. Organize my home the way I'd really like to (even if it means spending some money to do it).
3. SPIN DOWN MY STASH (yeah, I know. It probably wont happen, but I'm putting it here anyway.)
4. Spend a lot of time knitting throughout the year for Christmas next year.
5. Take on the huge project of overhauling both of the girls' rooms.
6. Plant and tend a vegetable garden this spring and summer.
7. Spend more time reading.
These aren't all of the changes I'd like to see, but for now the list will do. I'm feeling optimistic that most of them are possible, then again, I usually am at the start of it.
I'm going to spend the last day of 2010 catching up on my housework, organizing for my taxes and baking a cake (today is my husband's birthday). I hope everyone has a great New Year's!