This is a strange week. I am off from work, which is fantastic of course. But with that time off comes the pressure of using it well and having something to talk about when people ask what I did with all that time off. Can’t time be like money, and people just mind their own business? Of course, this is the real world, and that will never happen, but a girl can dream on the couch in her PJs for a week.
This is also a strange week because it straddles two years. The first half of the week will be reflective and contemplative and retrospective. The second half of the week will be joyous and fresh and new, and again, full of pressure to do great things. Goal setting and resolution making and all that…the ability to start over, it seems, is inherent in this season, more so even than Easter. But what if you try to do this year round? Then you look at this as the same as every other week, with a nod to the new year and the new date it will take you months to getting used to. You just enjoy the break and the ability to start over.
Even in that light, my goals this week.
Plan and use my Thursday nights better.Gym is open, yoga app is downloaded and loved, so next time he’s gone (…like 2 weeks) I’ll be prepared. Attack the pre-holiday list.I was SO on top of this, that I thought for sure I had forgotten something. I didn’t.
- Make another purge pile. The pile of curtains, odds and ends, et cetera will head off to the donation box this week. Pile in process.
- Renew our passports. We are those terrible people right now. Passportless. It feels so weird. Both of our passports expired during 2014, so we don’t have to go through the full massive process, just a new application and photo and a check.
- Menu plan for NYE. Our much-loved tradition for NYE is for the two of us and only the two of us (…plus dogs of course) to stay in and drink and eat ourselves silly. It usually ends up being lamb of some kind, and when I asked Steve if he wanted to continue that, he said yes. So, we’ll be doing a small amount of butterflied leg of lamb, some brie and cranberry cups, possibly some vegetable thing. Breakfast is cold lobster tail and champagne. It’s lovely.
Looking forward to this year’s end and the next one’s start.