Happy Tuesday all. Well, in less than 3 weeks we will be in a new month and a new year! Oh me oh my! This year has just flown by.
Truthfully, I am kind of looking forward to getting past all the holiday hoopla and just get back to 'normal' (whatever that is)! Don't get me wrong - I do love the holidays - the family - the lights - the pretties. I also love the tranquility of a quiet and simple life.
The new year is always a great time to make any changes or just upgrade the way you live. Many make resolutions (not me) - and many just make a few plans and hope for the best (me).
Do you have any big plans for the new year?
You will be looking for ways to save more funds for emergencies
Eating a better diet
Not spending as much
Overhauling the budget
Build that pantry
Taking more vacations
Being with family more
Living a simple and quiet life
Planning your next garden (or 1st one)
I generally take advantage of any deals I can after and around the holiday (so many at groceries) - then I pretty much stop shopping in January. I like to start the first couple months of the year - hibernating - and using what I have and not spending.
I hope to finally get my bum motivated to do a little updating and remodeling around the house. I have been planning on doing things forever, and just find a reason to not do it! I have wallpaper to scrape - walls to sand and paint. I want a couple pieces of new furniture. I want to declutter more. Nothing huge - just updating a little. Winter seems to be the time to do this.
We will see!!!!! I may be saying the same thing come next December! LOL
What are you looking forward to in the new year? Any big plans? OR are you just ready to lay low for a couple months and rest?
Just think, for those of us in this hemisphere - in a mere 7 days or so - the daylight of each day will ever so slightly start getting longer again! YAY!!!!! Hopefully, once out of December, the days may get sunnier. December seems to be the cloudiest month.
I know many of you may be getting hit with snow and cold right now - here's hoping that you are all safe and warm. We are just mild with rain coming at the moment. Such a weird month. I am OK with that - as I could do with NO snow - but it will happen eventually.
Make these next few weeks fun. Spend time with people you love and enjoy. Eat the food!!! I put forth - holiday goodies have no calories!!! LOL
Be kind to yourself. Do you and what makes you happy.
Today's Christmas bit:
Christmas became an official U.S. holiday when it was signed into law in 1870 by President Ulysses S. Grant. It wasn't until 1890 that every state followed suit and declared it a holiday.
This amazed me. Never thought about it before - just assumed it was always a celebrated holiday!