oh, 2013! i am so happy to see you. you are so fresh and clean and shiny. you are nothing but blue skies and possibility and i love you for that. i love you for making your first day here in seattle so incredibly gorgeous that we all just had to get out of the house and go for a walk and bask in your frosty sunshiny goodness at the center for urban horticulture (i love winter walks there… see our new year's walk from two years ago).
we've been deliberating over what this year's family motto should be and are having a hard time settling on one. i initially liked "walk it off", as you can never go wrong with a walk, especially with ingrid still saying "walk? walk?" about 50 times a day. and then we joked about "one miracle at a time", but it felt a little too sarcastic. i tossed around some basics like "be kind" and "play nice" but am now leaning toward "clean it up". i like the idea of this on many levels: the first being simply clean up your physical space. but there's also cleaning up your mental space and cleaning up all those dangling, nagging tasks and cleaning up your attitude. so that's the frontrunner. i just need to convince c it's not my way of nagging him into cleaning up the basement. (it really isn't, i swear!)
(do any of you have any mottos or words or resolutions for the coming year? i'd love to hear them!)
this year we decided to forego our annual new year's day party and instead spent today relaxing and enjoying ourselves. instead of slaving over a bunch of cooking and cleaning yesterday, c and i lounged around last night drinking champagne cocktails and watching thin man movies, as is our new year's eve tradition. and this morning i got to sleep in a bit and make scones for breakfast and also got in a couple of hours of sewing this afternoon. sewing! if today is an omen of what the rest of the year will bring, then i'm sure it will be a good one filled with many things that i love (and, i hope, many things that i will do a better job of sharing with you here).
and then there's this little bundle of delight. last year was one of the best of my life because of her, and i can't imagine that 2013 will disappoint.
thank you to all of you who continue to stop by and read these silly words. i truly do appreciate each and every one of you, even though i'm not terribly good at showing it.
and happy new year… let's make this the best year ever, ok?