There is something so appealing about a brand new calendar.
All of those little squares waiting to be filled in with the events that shape our days. Oh, the possibilities.
May this be the year that our calendars fill up with joyful moments once again.
Some of you may have been quick enough to read my now you see it, now you don't post. On that topic I can only say it felt like a good idea at the time. Not so much the next morning. So, it was reverted to draft form. I can only say that sometimes life is just plain sad and even though I strive to keep this blog a happy place, that's not always realistic.
So, our Christmas wasn't anything like I had hoped and imagined.
We put a plan B in place and made a different Christmas memory.
Thankfully our weather was unseasonably warm and sunny. Perfect for exploring a local hiking trail. Getting away from the house and walking in nature was just what was needed.
This year I welcomed the opportunity to put the Christmas decor away. Nothing like keeping busy to keep your mind off of other things.
Once the decor was dealt with, I made a cup of tea and perused all of my Christmas cookbooks. I parted with many of them when we moved and discovered many more that could go now. It felt good to purge them.
I did like this idea for decorating a small rosemary tree so, I kept this one. I bought one of these rosemary trees this season, but never thought to decorate it this way. A simple idea with pretty results. Hope I can keep it growing until next year.
With another Christmas season done and dusted, I look forward to the opportunity a new year holds.
A time for fresh starts.
To those who contacted me behind the scenes, thank you.
To anybody else, forgive me for being vague.
Sometimes the stories aren't ours to tell. When they involve a loved one who is struggling, it's a process we work through.
I thank you for your understanding and wish you all happiness and good health in the new year.