Today did not start out wonderfully. My upstairs bathtub drain is leaking into the downstairs bathroom. A funny side is that the drip is is landing in the cat's litter box. Aside from that drama, we brought in the new year quietly, just the way I like it. I spent the evening on the couch with my youngest granddaughter and our latest canine addition, mostly listening to football. We watched the Rose Parade this morning. My faith in parades restored. I did not enjoy the Thanksgiving Day parade that Macy's put on. Rose Parade much better with the focus on floats, marching bands, and history. Will be watching the Rose Bowl later, not sure who I will be rooting for. I am waiting patiently for the BCS Championship game....ROLL TIDE!
I have been spending way too much time on pinterest lately. But, I am intrigued by all the "make your own" cleaning items. I will be trying a "make your own" laundry detergent. I hope it works the way the claims say it does! I have most of the ingredients, just not in the proper quantities. I have also used so many of the kids craft ideas at the daycare. My two year-olds have enjoyed them so much. I made a felt Christmas tree, with the felt ornaments for them to play with. Lasted less than 24 hours on the wall. I do have seven, yes 7, VERY active two year olds though. So, maybe, that was a long time?
I have made a few "resolutions" for 2013.
1. Learn to juggle
2. Learn 12 new songs on piano, must include at least one David Nevue song
3. Gatlinburg often
4. More weekend day trips with Hubby
5. Continue counting grace
6. Stress less, laugh more (especially where leaks are concerned)
7. Make cookies more often
8. Use my china, all the time!
9. Learn and use the word "no"
10. Throw/give away stuff I will never use (hard one!)
11. Hug my kids, who are all grown, more
I am sure I will think of more things I would like to accomplish this year. I always do.
I hope you have a blessed and joyful New Year,
Be still and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10