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It’s a New Year!

Hello 2014! I like to start the New Year with some type of plant project and this year is no exception. I received two amaryllis bulbs a few weeks ago and finally found the time to plant them.

I’ve been reading a few blogs today and many of them talk about what their new goals, resolutions or words are for the New Year.

I’m not too big on resolutions, I think they often set you up to fail.

Words for the year can be fun though. Last year Barb’s at Keeping With The Times was work and if you check out her beautiful blog you’ll see she worked hard . .

I’ve set goals for myself in the past although not necessarily because it’s the new year.

Towards the end of October I decided to work towards one last goal for the year. I was going to give my all to the coming Christmas sale. There was to be no excuses for not doing my very best in all aspects of the sale, both in the making and the marketing.

In the end. . . I was very proud of what I accomplished. Although attendance was not what I hoped, it wasn’t because I fell short somewhere. It just was what it was.

And I’m okay with that. I’m not quite sure yet what I’m going to focus on in the year ahead. . . Well. . . that’s not quite true. . .

I know I want to make my sweet, laid back, very accommodating husband Henry my first priority for a change.

Over the years, kids, bus driving, Ladies Aid and many, many projects have managed to sneak ahead of him when it came to priorities.

My kids are grown (although two of them still live at home) and I’m not driving the bus or running Ladies Aid anymore.

Projects though. . . Oh my . . . I don’t know how it happens, but a project can take over my life to the point that I become deaf and blind to everything. else. going. on. around me.

And Henry just smiles and says “Whatever makes you happy dear. . .”

Well, this year what will make me happy is to make HIM happy.

Now all I have to do is figure out the very best way to do that. He likes to tell me that I should be catering to his every need, at all times . . . tongue in cheek to be sure, but . . .

What if ??? And . . . how would that look? I’m not sure yet, but I’m looking forward to figuring it out. There are a few other things I want to work on this year but I’ve decided not to stress myself out by making a public declaration. I’m just going to pray and try to do a little better each day without beating myself up when I don’t measure up.

I did think it would be fun to try a 365 photography project this year though, so I’m joining Kelly from FocusingOnLife in her Year in Photos project on Flickr.

Here’s what I took today:

I had planned to announce a giveaway today as well but I’m not quite ready, so you’ll have to tune in tomorrow for all the details and the chance to enter. (Aren’t I sneaky. . . ;D)

I hope you all had a lovely time ringing in the New Year.

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