As usual, we ring in the New Year in a quiet and anti-climactic way. I don't mind, actually. Usually the holidays have been busy and someone is sick by the time the year wears out. This year that would be DH with migraines and DD with a snotty cold. So watching TV after eating a yummy meal with vino to match seems like a great way to wind down. This year, Owen stayed up straight through to midnight. He was determined to do it. We watched Cars 2 and various sports highlights then he bounced around as the clock counted down to bad bands on TV. We popped some champagne that we had stored for a while and it was flat. Rather fitting for a lack-luster holiday really.
So, forever optimistic, I am looking forward to a new year of more. More effort in general on my part to steer things in the direction I want them to go instead of drifting with the tides. I am easy going by nature but this leaves me living a random life of happenings. I want to participate more, do more, be more, as they say. I am disorganized enough that I haven't really thought through what this means as yet but procrastinating less may be a part of it. Perhaps it will come to me as I drive on the great province road trip to see my folks tomorrow on my own with kids.
We kick started our new year's morning with some yummy muesli from a recipe by Michael Smith. It was a variation of this one. Of course I still needed a few cups of coffee to jump start the day, but still, I'd like to think it was more of a good start than usual.
So, raising a healthy glass of water to a new year of more awesomeness to you all. Cheers! (We'll see how long this really lasts. Stay tuned for my next post on how failure is under-rated.)