I don’t do resolutions. I do goal setting throughout the year, when the mood strikes me, but I’m not a big fan of feeling like at the beginning of the year I have to do something VERY exciting with my life. I did lose some weight last year, and I am very proud of that, but this baby is eating that all up. That was a long time coming for me, and I usually renewed my interest in it when the kids went back to school.
I am also not a huge fan of New Years day. We had a lovely evening with friends last night, but it left me tired and well, all of us were tired. Every single one of us took a nap today. I don’t remember the last time that happened.
We don’t really have any traditional New Years stuff… I make bean dip, and this year I tried my hand at making scones (apparently, they’re Utah scones — everyone else bakes their scones except for Mormons, who knew?). Kids liked them, and they were very yummy. Not helping much with the baby weight. Plus, I can only eat two tiny ones with my fancy diet, and even with that I had to find a way to include protein with it. Maybe it will be a new tradition. Maybe I’ll just find joy in being able to have honey on it.
Do you have any traditional New Years stuff? Is it a day to remind you that even though time passes you have the same battles as before?
The Christmas decorations are put away (thank you Drew), talk of the science fair, basketball games and baby names take up our time now. Life goes on. Perhaps that’s it. It does seem like life stands still for so much of Christmas. Everyone’s a child, and you have full days to just play. But, every day can’t be that way. For we all have to grow up and move on to what’s next. For me, I just hope it’s deep fried with a bit of powdered sugar.