Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year

I had a wonderful, cozy new year's celebration. My husband and I took a leaf out of our christmas book and just had a quiet picnic on the floor of our living room. We drank some sparkling wine, and his face was the first thing I saw when the new year started.
The first day of the year started with mass, then a simple restaurant. We bought a new car seat and I managed to get two surfaces empty that were cluttered. Now that our little man is almost 11 months, I hope to slowly get more things done. I am trying to accept the fact that he is one of those children that has enormous trouble teething and that the holding and crying will not be done with right away. A little bit of organisation and some new routines however should get some things on a better track. In a clean house and with an organized life, everybody here just feels better.
I felt woefully unprepared for the new year. Usually I am thinking ahead and trying to plan things and enact them before the new year actually starts. This time, I am winging it, and trying to relax and adjust. I did download the Motivated Mom's planner. I do better with some boxes to tick off. Let's see if it helps me out.

I hope everybody reading this has a wonderful new year. May you see old dreams come true, and new ones created!

3 comments:

Betty Beguiles said...

I'm winging it, too, with new (3 month old) baby in arm. I'll have to Google the Motivated Moms planner. Sounds like something I could use. :)

BTW--I love your header! What a beautiful rendering of the Holy Family!

faerieeva said...

Thank you, very much. The picture is actually from my wedding. Years (decades) ago, my parents received a Holy Family like this for a gift and I was always drawn to it. St. Joseph is my patron saint and my husband (then fiance) and I chose to include a prayer/ dedication to the Holy Family in our wedding ceremony. We asked if we could include the statue on the altar. As a surprise, the priest who had originally given the statue to my parents found another one. He is the priest who baptized me just after I was born, and the older priest you can see in the background. He co-celebrated our wedding. After our wedding I brought the statue with me to my new home in the USA. And here it now has a place of honour on our mantle.

Matushka Anna said...

Sounds like a nice celebration.(c;