I haven’t really opened my laptop for 10 days. The kids are on holiday break and I intend to soak up every moment with family and friend time until they go back to school next week. It’s been nice not to have schedules or carpools or many obligations of any type.
We’ve eaten entirely too much chocolate, watched too many episodes of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and probably dressed, undressed, and then dressed again too many American Girl dolls to ever count.
And during this easy time we closed on our new home. We are making a bit of a lifestyle change this year as we move down the road a bit. New house, new neighborhood, new town, new routes, new schedules, new things. We are buying an older home with tons of character but a bit more space. It’s the right move for our family – but big and scary at the same time. And I want to open it up for all of you. I want more parties and people stopping by and more kids running through the family room. I want more dinners and coffees and my doorbell ringing more. Consider this an invitation to visit. Unless you are my stalker. Than we will just have to meet for coffee nearby with witnesses.
I feel like 2014 went too quickly – there was so much left undone, so my 2015 list is long. I don’t do resolutions or words or goals for each year, as really I just want everyone to be happy – and to figure out what that means for them. I want good health for all and I want our world and country to come together rather than continue to move apart. I want kind words and good deeds to first think of our neighbors before ourselves. I want genuine acceptance and more laughter. I want more hugs. I want to say “I want” less and to say “they need” more – and then do something about it.
And I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.