Is it just me, or is this year already going by too fast?
The tree is down, bills are paid, my desk is clean, but Christmas ornaments are scattered around the livingroom, dirty dishes fill the sink, laundry is waiting to be folded, my email inbox is inundated, and I haven't blogged in two days.
But taped to my desk in front of me is this quote:
If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done." (John Lubbock)
I think when my alarm goes off at 5 am, I'll immediately wish I'd gone to bed sooner. So this is going to be a quick update.
A friend once told me that whatever you do on New Year's Day, that's what you'll be doing the rest of the year. I hope that's not true because I never found time to write (blog, book, or otherwise) or play my drums yesterday or today. I took a few photos, but didn't even look at them until tonight - I've barely been on the computer.
On the other hand, I spent time with all three kids this weekend, took a wonderful, long walk along the creek (a great blue heron soared directly above me), besides ushering in the new year with dear friends. I spent a leisurely morning yesterday making veggie omelettes and a leisurely afternoon (into evening) at our neighbor's dinner party. Later, instead of just slouching on the couch with a glass of wine (not that I ever do that, Mama), I ran almost 3 miles on the treadmill while watching an interesting movie with Daniel and Tom. (If you like martial arts and WW2 history, and don't mind subtitles, I recommend Ip Man, a loose biography on the man who trained Bruce Lee.)
We celebrated the Epiphany this morning at Mass, where the priest encouraged us to pay attention and pursue inspired thoughts or ideas or 'goals' that came to us, using as an example the Magi who followed through on their inspiration to find the new King. I like to think all of these driven desires inside of me are divinely inspired!
The rest of this day I spent with TG, hitting one sales rack after another until my feet were sore and my back ached.
I'm tired. But it's a wonderful tired.
Happy New Year!