|Isn't this pretty? It bloomed on New Year's Day.|
If anybody had told me this time last year how 2013 would turn out, I don't know if I would have laughed, cried, or even believed them. Too many losses, too much bedlam. (Don't you love the construction "too much X"? As if there is an exact right amount of loss, or bedlam).
SO, for 2014: Resolutions? No. Goals? Why yes, thank you!
These are the only plans I'm making for the coming year. If I do more, great. If I do less, great. If I do exactly this much and nothing else, great. If I don't do any of this, great.
No expectations, no explanations, no excuses, and no judgement. That is my carry-over motto from 2013.
Thus, in 2014, in no particular order, I plan to:
read all the books
tell all the stories
knit all the yarn
sew all the fabric
eat all the chocolate
laugh all the time
love all the people
I will also clean the things. Not all of them, but many of them, I dare say most of them.
Speaking of which...
Starting Monday, 6 January, 2014, I'll begin a series on Homemaking for Beginners. How is what I'll teach you different from everybody else's systems? I'm going to teach you how to create a system of your own, that works with your unique combination of household members, obligations, and goals. This is not a one-size-fits-most program. A better title for it would be "How to get your home and life under control on your terms".
If you like what you're reading, please come back on Monday for the first installment. (I know, I could have a place on the blog where you could sign up for notices on new posts--in fact, I'm working on that--so bear with me. Your patience will be rewarded).