Sunday, December 29, 2013

The new year cometh

The decorations are already down.
I've been going through stuff this year... hard stuff, honestly... and I'm eager to move on. So, I've had my Christmas spirit. We're still drinking out of Christmas mugs until after the new year, but I've already taken down the tree. Bring on 2014 and hopefully some progress on some of my issues. (Ok... stopping for a peaceful breath here).

In other news, and in random order, here are a couple of awesome things that have happened recently:
Sunrise this morning before heading to the wetlands to count
shorebirds, water birds, and various other kinds of birds.

We lit a spiral of candles for the solstice and asked our friends
to each add a light representing a wish they have for the new year.

I have Doctor Who salt and pepper shakers now!
It was a particularly Doctor Christmas this year. Love!
I hope you all have resolutions for the new year, even if it's something generic. We should all start the year looking forward to something, I think. I'll be back in a couple of days to document my own resolutions.


  1. I love your solstice candle spiral. On solstice I was just starting to breath again. Moving is hard. It's hard, stressful, and So. Much. Work.

    And then of course, putting on Christmas. We made raviolis from scratch, so that was pretty awesome, but about three days of morning to night work (and 20lbs of flour!).

    Here's to a spectacular 2014!

    1. I love it! Raviolis from scratch!

      And I totally know what you mean. Moving is EXHAUSTING... mentally, physically, emotionally... It's been 4 months and I still haven't fully recovered. But I'm SO glad we moved. (deep emotional breath)

      Here's to 2014 holding many amazing experiences for us!

  2. Hahahahaha! I love those shakers! Beautiful pictures.

    Well, my tree is still up, but I'm with you on moving forward. Here's to the best 2014! (And may the cheese be abundant.)

  3. I took down my holiday décor too! It always feels nice to welcome the new year with my house clean. :) I loved, loved, loved the pictures you shared! The solstice idea is awesome and I plan to borrow it.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2014.

    1. Please feel free to borrow the solstice spiral idea. It was a lovely ritual to share with friends. I plan to do it in summer as well!

      Happy new year to you also.


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