Goodness me I hadn't realized I hadn't yet posted at all this year! A sudden kiddo illness (strep, WTH right?) in combination with the work week that just would.not.end. will do that to you I suppose. I'm rather glad I had made no grand "12 Days of Christmas" plans this year because that would have gone right out the window.
That being said I do plan on initiating a fun little book I got for Christmas tomorrow for Epiphany by making the drink "Lamb's Wool", which I'm assuming from the recipes is like Super - Cider. They give the option of using hard cider which is really tempting for after the kiddo's bedtime.
We're not doing a Little HolyDays Link Up at the moment, but I couldn't help give a little shout out to some friends with some good Epiphany ideas and musing - Kathleen @ Becoming Peculiar, and Sarah @ Two Ortizes + More
Other than taking care of my little one this week I've been trying to tackle a plan of attack for my new Word of the Year. One of the biggest things I have to tackle to achieve just about everything on my list is finding a way to get out of the house. It's tricky when you work away from home - I always want to optimize my time with Henry and Ben in the evenings on the days I'm away from home and hate to make any plans that take me away on a regular basis on those days. I usually don't have mommy-guilt, but suggest I go do something away from my family on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday during the week and I might break down in tears.
Of course I was forgetting completely that I do have other days of the week that I get to spend with Henry (in particular) and to my surprise I found that I wasn't racked with guilt with the idea of disappearing for an hour every Monday night because I spend every Monday at home with Henry without fail. And luckily a local salon is offering 8 weeks of one-hour Yoga classes on Monday nights. Get out of the house? Do something active? Maybe meet some people? and not have it be a commitment that last forever? Sign me up!
I'm still on the look out for a book or craft group that I can join up with that I could be part of only once or twice a month - if all else fails I'm thinking I will try to start up a Book Club thru church this fall based on A Well Read Mom's second series. Expanding my reading collection? muse on their religious themes? and no commitment beyond once a month? again, sign me up!
Other than that, we'll see where the year takes me - sadly I've found myself lamenting the fact that I know quite a few great women who share my interests and are at a similar stage in life with marriage and children... but none of them live anywhere near here. Frustrating right? Most folks I know in real life are friends (living elsewhere) with plenty of similar interests, but are very rarely in the same stage with the little ones and settling down and such. Most folks I know via this little bit of the internet share the rest of the qualities except distance gets in the way of making any face to face contact. Le Sigh.
Oh well... onwards and upwards right?
p.s. I'm still trying to convince my husband to buy a *winning* lottery ticket because he promised to buy me 10 acres of this if we do.