I like welcoming in the New Year, though I don’t especially like staying up late. I’m definitely a morning person! My idea of a good party is playing games with family rather than going out on the town and whooping it up. Every New Year’s Eve, we clear the kitchen table and build a puzzle, pop in a video, eat thru the night and finally watch the ball drop in NY!
What I like about the New Year is the peace that comes with reflection – looking at what we did the past year and imagining what we’ll hope to do better in the year to come. In the next few months, I’ll have a bit of time to sit and spin and work on all the ‘unfinished’ fiber projects I put aside for one reason or another. Like many folks, I’ll be nestled in the warmth of family and friends (and my barnyard menagerie) that will keep me warm thru the winter months.
My resolutions are sometimes tangible (organize the basement, dress my loom, etc), but often they are more ephemeral – about enjoying what I have and sharing it with family and friends. I’m committed to visiting my elderly parents every Monday – a simple thing often forgotten in our busy life…
I’ve also set aside a date in January to visit our local ‘assisted living facility’ and provide a felting demo – more good clean fun – with the residents. Many are alone and rarely have visitors and welcome a kindly visitor.
And so my dear friends, I wish you peace, warmth and many blessings in the New Year!