Tuesday, January 07, 2014

okay..I lied. I don't like change.

I had originally planned on saying good-bye to this blog.
At least for a while.

I've pretty much felt like I've had nothing really too interesting to write about these past few years  months.
When I do, I sensor myself so much because it's no longer anonymous, so where's the fun in that?
Besides, I never really seem to find the time to sit and collect my thoughts and write them down, so why bother?
Excuses excuses..

But truth be told, I miss rambling on about myself and my family.
It's such a great outlet at times.
So I'm back.
Probably not consistently or with anything ground breaking to discuss, but I just need a place I can call my own.
So without further adieu...

Can I just start by saying how freaking happy I am that the holidays have come & gone?
I've never really been a fan of Christmas. 
I know. Bah humbug.
I just find it all so exhausting and intense.
I'm very relieved that the glittery balls, wooden snowflakes, miniature reindeer and all the other holiday accoutrement are safely packed away for yet another year.
Thankfully there are no more cookies lingering around (pretty sure they are all attached to my waist & butt I'm afraid) and I cleared out the refrigerator of all things sinful.
The latter due to the fact that our fridge died over the holidays due to the power surge & outage from the big ice storm.
Good times...
I'm secretly kind of happy though, as I kind of wanted a new fridge.
Sadly it's not the built in subzero I've been dreaming about for years, but it fit through our tiny doorway and into our tight space in the kitchen, so I'm thrilled.
Bonus, it died during the boxing week sales, so we ended up saving a bundle.
Always a silver lining.

But it's a new year and a great time to start fresh.
Eat healthy and exercise often.
Though I try to do this through out the year, it's always nice to have a clean slate.
I don't really have any resolutions per say.
Maybe I should.
There are several things I would like to accomplish this year, but I have to admit, I find it difficult to get motivated to do too much when it's minus 40 degrees outside!!
Holy cold!
I hate to bring up the weather, but geez...this is ridiculous.
Enough with winter already.
I woke up in the middle of the night to loud banging noises, which I discovered were "ice quakes".
I had never even heard of such a thing.
I'm so over it.
71 days. 1 hour. and 13 minutes and 21 seconds until spring.
20 seconds...19....18...
but who's counting?

Happy New Year!


Tracy Bartley said...

I'm glad ;)

Lynn said...

Hee! Good to have you back. I totally get it - I occasionally think I should give up blogging, but then I realize the my brain is kind of always-blogging, like a constant running commentary on my life As It Happens, and so, I just cannot quit. Sometimes a phrase will run around in my brain endlessly until I can finally get it down on paper. It's like a brain refresher/clean out, allowing me to finally focus on something else.

I hear you about the new year and the cold. I have some resolutions - the usual, eat better, exercise, do something half-decent with my hair - but the cold just makes me want to curl up and binge-watch netflix until I induce a coma. Maybe we should start an Easter Resolution tradition!

Gabriella said...

glad you lied :-)

Sonia said...

Yep, I agree...glad you changed your mind! I don't check in often, but when I did, I was sad to see you saying goodbye.

My kids were just saying this morning that it felt like summer. Um, -2 this morning..um not quite, but I guess compared to the past 2 weeks, it's down right balmy! I am SO over winter as well. Come on Spring!