Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve rang in quietly this year. This is our second anniversary together and I have some beautiful flowers to commemorate the occasion.


Aren’t they pretty?? Our original plans were to go see a friend’s band play, but we had a little hiccup and stayed home. We made a bit of New Year’s Eve food and settled in to watch the ball drop in New York City. I tell myself it would be wonderful to be able to see the ball drop in person and then I hear the stories of how cold it is New Year’s Eve in New York City. And who in their right mind would want to wear a diaper to see that in person? I think I’m good watching it from the comfort of my own home, cuddling up next to my snuggle buddy, buried under an electric blanket with my fuzzy socks.

New Year’s Day so far has consisted of keeping a fire going, praying the frozen pipes will become unfrozen without turning the place into a pond, and consuming mass quantities of food. It’s too cold for a Southerner to do anything else. We don’t do cold down here too well.

To be honest, I haven’t really thought too much about New Year’s Resolutions this year. I think I’ve just been concentrating on making it through 2017. It’s been a bit of a rough one. I’m a firm believer in goals, though, regardless of whether or not I reach them when I think I should. Here we go!

  1. Self-care. I haven’t done much of this here in the last couple of years. While I haven’t gained a lot of weight, I’m really squishy and my body just isn’t the same without some type of regular cardio.
  2. Read. I have read less this year than ever before. I’ve set my 2018 Goodreads goal to 100 books this year.
  3. Hobbies. This one has been neglected as well. I haven’t had much time to do anything outside of work and that needs to change for 2018.

Three is enough, I think. It’s enough to where I can at least get some of it accomplished on a regular basis, but not so many to where I just through up my hands and say, Forget it.

For the rest of this evening, though, it’s simply enjoying not having a schedule and the fact that our frozen pipes just came unfrozen.

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