Today, I feel,is the official start to the New Year. The holidays are over. 2009 is here and the lovely winter holiday is finished. Our xmas decs are in their box and the Christmas cards stacked ready for me to transfer addressed into my book and for G to work his magic, transorming them into parcel labels for next Christmas.
J went back to school today, G is beavering away at his laptop and E is coming out with myself and Granny for an icey trip to town. I can hear the ironing being tackled and I hope E is getting dressed. The house is tidy-ish except of course my room. One of my side ambitions this year is to make my space a beautiful one for longer than ten minutes. I'm always intensely jealous when I see blog posts of talented artists, crafters and writers where they've invited we nosey parkers to admire their talent for creating a beautiful space. Mmmm. Chance is a fine thing.
I managed one of my resolutions today - showering and dressing before breakfast. A calming way to start the day. I'm usually up before the rest of the brood but often end up in the bathroom scrum, which consquently creates a little tension in the household as I shout my instructions whilst trying to listen to John Humphrys and whoever he is taunting that particular morning.
So far, so good. I am washed, relaxed and managed to fit in a couple of lines of knitting before breakfast (I know, it's a worry).