Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2010

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” - Edith Lovejoy Pierce

The past year was extremely rough losing my mom and then my uncle.  The holidays loomed, our goal was to just get through them and to make them as good as holidays past.  Thanksgiving went fairly well and then Christmas Eve day I was informed of the loss of my cousin and getting through just got harder.  But we perservered and the holidays were professed to have been one of the best and that things just seemed "right".  I think it was because we took the time to appreciate each other and we were more intuned to each other - less of the flippant remarks which can unknowingly sting even when they weren't meant too.

And now a new year has been set before us, plenty of opportunity for us to continue to grow closer and to put more meaning into everything we do.

Because we didn't make it until the ball dropped, the New Year started fairly early.  I was up, had coffee, then started carding, spinning and then knitting a friend a pair of socks.  After the chores were done, the man and I left the kids at home and went out to breakfast...something that is basically unheard of for us.  Upon our return, #2 daughter and I spent the day dismantling and storing Christmas until the end of the year.  The man worked on organizing the basement and #2 son hauled some firewood.  Friends came for dinner and took #2 daughter home with them. 

#1 son called to say hello and talk me into letting #2 son go on Xbox so they could play together.  When they got on line, Sir T was on also and the three of them spent time playing video games.

A pretty boring beginning to the first chapter in our book but it was time spent together.  I can only hope the rest of the year follows suit.

1 comment:

cyndy said...

Sounds like a good start to me!