Well the holidays came and left and it feels like a truck ran through our living room. I don't know if it's the frenzy of trying to get everything done or having so many funtivities crammed into a couple of weeks but it's all very disorienting and then poof! Quiet. Suddenly I am still with myself and that seems strange. I put away most of the decorations yesterday--I say most because there's always some stray something I discover later and Big Daddy and I headed out to do New Years. We'd originally planned to go to a party but the prospect of mingling with a room full of complete strangers was a bit daunting. Then we were going to dinner and were going to stop by another party where we knew some folks but there was an hour wait at the restaurant and things started getting tense. We just couldn't figure out what to do with ourselves. I was already frustrated that my clothes don't fit and Big Daddy felt bad that the fun wasn't working out and we were on the fast train to Meltdown Town. And then inspiration hit: perhaps a little well worn routine would help. We went to the little sports bar where we play trivia and it was all but empty. We played a game, held hands, giggled a little and BOOM it was all just okay. We tried to go to the replacement party I couldn't get the directions to work on my iPhone. Sometimes you just have to roll with it.
I don't know what to make of 2011. I got a new group, I'm making new friends, and I discovered one of my nearest and dearest isn't right now. Big Daddy are walking through some challenges, and I'd love to see those resolved soon. All in all, it was a good year. All in all we are blessed. All in all, I can't complain--what I can do is use this first day as a beginning for better things, bigger dreams and a deeper relationship with God and his kids. I think I'll do that. I hope you'll join me! Love and blessings to all. Let's make 2012 the best year ever!