...flip of page
Happy New Year!
There is just something magical about flipping that last page of my calendar from December 31 to January 1st. A new day, a fresh year, a clean slate. Even though technically you get a brand new day~every day to start anew...(which I'm grateful for)... it's that January 1st that gets me.
The holidays have been over for a week now. That's when the 2nd half of my vacation kicks in. That's the half that's a week after Christmas/Hanukkah & a week before the 2nd semester at work begins. No running around like a maniac, no hurries or last minute mad dashes~just real down time. I'm not big on making resolutions but I decided I will make a concerted effort to create play time every single day...even if it's 10 minutes. I know it's only 3 days into the new year, but it's been fun setting me time aside. My creative side has come out to play and she likes it! I also decided not to choose a guiding word this year. Oddly enough, that word above "possibilities" has popped up several times...sooooo, I'm just gonna file that away someplace close to the surface and see what happens.
I've had so much fun in the kitchen, finally trying several recipes I've pinned on Pinterest.
...homemade hot cocoa mix. I think it has quickly become a household staple for the rest of winter. At this point, I think Austin is just ready for me to go back to work! He has graciously been my taste tester but like me, when something is so scrumptious, there's a serious lack of self control.
Except for the
sweet and spicy chickpeas I made today,
I promised Austin that I'm done making anything fudgy, pancake-y, or otherwise confectionery and I'm a woman of my word...until spring anyhow (big grin)
One of the gifts I asked my Mr for this year was a replacement ribbon for my vintage typewriter. He indulged me & "together" we replaced it. By together I mean I looked over the Mr.'s shoulder and he got his hands all inky! We took it into the garage and used an air compressor to blow out the dust, oiled the moving parts and I'm happy to report I have a old but new again working typewriter. I have to tell ya though, it takes some major Flexor muscles (I looked that up!) to pound those keys.
But that clickity clack
Did you ask for something special this year?
I do hope you'll share.
Happy (clickity clack) snapping!
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