Our Christmas tree was so dry I had to take it down yesterday but the rest of the decorationswill remain up until the new year. Christmas goes by so fast with all there is to do, it seems like we hardly have the decorations up and it's time to put them away.
We had unusual weather for Georgetown this morning -- ice! All the big bridges leading in and out of town were closed until 11 as was Highway 17, the main highway that follows the coast through Georgetown from Virginia to Punta Gorda, Florida.
Actually, I was perfectly happy to have an excuse to stay home. I like to prepare heart and home for the change of the year. (Plus I got a really good book for Christmas!)
I've been reading blogs and it seems the latest trend in New Years resolutions is to NOT make New Years resolutions, to lighten up on self-improvement, forget about new diets and promises to exercise, take a minimalist approach and appreciate what you have and who you are. You know, just chill out and see what happens. I don't know if I can get behind that or not.
I always like the idea of choosing a word to focus on for the year ahead and I have a couple in mind to pick from. One year I didn't like my word anymore after a couple months in so I just up and changed it!
I'm sure 2018 will have some travel adventures in store for us. Germany is in the plans, and of course, Florida and Minnesota. One of my favorite Christmas presents is a dolphin watch boat trip in March.
Mason's daddy's birthday was right before Christmas and Mason dressed himself for the occasion. Don't you think he looks just like a Christmas candy cane?
My grandma told us that any work you left undone by New Years Eve meant you would always be behind on that task in the New Year. I better get back to work!
What are you doing to get ready
for the New Year?