Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy 2012!

(Crocheted and gifted to my beautiful new niece born this year.
One of the highlights of my 2011)

It's a new year! Wow. The holidays sure did go quickly.
Today we went to church and celebrated Three Kings Day.
The priest reminded us that there is still one more official day left to the Christmas season.
At least I don't feel guilty for leaving our tree up! One year, I left it up until February! Okay, that was a little much, but it all goes along with my theme of the year for 2012.

We're sloooowing down. I had to cut back on the extracurricular activities my girl was involved in. We got pretty sick and rundown during Christmas vacation. All the activity caught up to us and made me realize, we have very busy days...and both me and my girl require a lot of downtime. We love being home and unwinding.
We don't need to keep up with anyone or any activity level.
I'm going to slow down this year and I'm going to savor our precious time together at home.
This year there will be more:
quiet, listening, reading, early bedtimes, movie-watching, easier healthy meals,
pajama-days or at least pj mornings, cooking/baking lessons for my girl while I'm preparing in the kitchen, drawing, painting, sculpture time, nature walks.

There will be more good old fashioned time spent together.
And that is all I want.
That, and to be a better human being, a better mother...a more devoted child of God...
living my life to the fullest in the small, simple joys of
just being alive.

Happy New Year to You All.
I'm wishing you peace, joy, and love throughout every day
of the year ahead.




5 comments:

If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie) said...

Sounds like a great plan sis! Happy 2012!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

What wonderful ideas to fill your year.. we here very much enjoy the downtime that only home provides. We also do not feel the need to keep up with the business of too many activities.. I think it is a good way to be.

I haven't had a chance to be on the blogs, really at all.. I have been very much shocked that I have been selling.. Everyday, i feel the need to pinch myself, but I haven't yet. Even though I am by no means making what other people would think is good money.. I am just pleased to be selling a little more regularly.. and it is making me want to dream a little bigger. but i find that i stop myself from doing that.

Your sweet words mean so much to me.. you are one of the very very few that have really really been there from the very beginning..

I appreciate you so much.

Elle R. said...

wow u have such awesome ideas!! and great plans =)

Evelyn Chua said...

Hi Cyndy!

Here's the recipe of the 'yellow cake' I promised you last week. Sorry about the delay. Happy experimenting! :)

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/6973/marble-cake.aspx

Take care,
Evelyn

Evelyn Chua said...

Hey Cyndy. How have you been? I haven't heard from you in awhile. How is your health of late? And how is your daughter doing?

E-mail me when you have the time. My address is on my blog.

Take care,
Evelyn