But in a good way.
An unexpected mystery package from my sister...I laughed out loud when I opened it, and as I shuffled through the envelope of treasures, unconscious little bursts in the form of squeals, sighs, oohs, aaahs, and ohmygoshes just gushed out.
Inspired by the little package of tags I gave her on Christmas, she dug out her own collection of precious old cards and tags and has entrusted me with her collection, to scan and save for posterity...but she has thoughtfully (she has always been more thoughtful than me) taken this project to the next level and suggested we scrapbook all the originals. What a great idea! This sounds like a Sisters' Day crafts project to me...I'll do the scanning and printing, the rest we can all play with together, scrapbooking, tag-making...girls, are you in?
Speaking of having work cut out for me...I suppose this is a good time to commit to a few Resolutions for the New Year. So here goes:
I will take more time to do things like this with people I love...life is too short to let so much time pass without creating just for the fun of it and laughing with the special people in my life. I tend to let work overwhelm everything else and while I'm doing that, the rest of the world slips by way too quickly!
I will catch up with all those fun little Blogging-Tag-Games I'm months behind on (refer to previous Resolution).
I will exercise more, lose weight, grow more of our own food, go on more dates with Husband-Guy, ride my bicycle more, keep the house cleaner, visit family members more often, maintain a weed-free garden, ride my motorcycle more, help with more ocean-cabin projects, stick to our household budget better, catch up with those things that have been on my to-do list for more than a year, follow-through with those things I've barely made a dent in, like really learning to sew and really learning Spanish, and of course work on that pesky world-peace situation.
Oh no, you watch...I think this may actually be the year. I can feel it.
So what great things are you planning to accomplish in 2009? I'd love to hear them...
PS...alright. Just one day later, it seems from some responses I've gotten to this (emails and other outside-Blogland type communication) that maybe throwing in that world-peace part wasn't even enough to really make it painfully clear that there was a little...alright, a lot...of sarcasm intended in that last paragraph.
Sure I'd love to do all that stuff. And some of it will get done, sort of. I will certainly try to be better about most of these things. But anyone who thinks I actually believe I can suddenly do all this and run my business...um, this is me we're talking about, right? Come on, it's some sort of miracle that I manage to dress and feed myself most days.
Let me dream though, just once a year, about a perfect world, where everything is lovely and sparkling including me, fabulously lipsticked and flawlessly coiffed wearing a ruffly starched apron with adorable applques and more ric-rac than thought possible on a single apron, and maybe those gloves BJ saw in the Paris store window. And of course, not a speck of pet hair in sight. Except, of course, those which are still firmly attached to the pets.
That's what New Year's Day is all about...like the first day of math class in gradeschool when we'd get our brand new textbook...that new-book smell, smooth, white pages: no wrinkles, no doodles (doodling in textbooks was an issue I may discuss later, let's just say I spent hours after school alone in a class with a pink pearl eraser more than once in my gradeschool career). All I'm saying is let me have my new textbook today. Tomorrow I'll fall back into reality and realize I'll never accomplish all that stuff in one lifetime.