Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it’s 2013 already. Is that a cliche thing to say? I hope everyone had a fantastic holidays either celebrating Christmas, or just enjoying the break. I spent a lot of my holidays talking about how much my mother wants me to have babies and whether I would consider having one on my own through insemination. Yes, she really is that desperate to have grand babies. I laughed at her and told her that she’ll just have to deal with whatever it is I choose, and NO, I am not getting artificially inseminated so I can raise a child by myself just for her! I’m pretty sure my boyfriend would have a problem with this as well. My aunt got me the “Instant Infant” you see above, so I kept joking that I’m now off the hook and mom should bug my brother and his girlfriend instead. She was not impressed.
Christmas at the Schwietz household is a busy time of year, with all my aunts, uncles and cousins. One year I think we had over thirty people for dinner. This year dad organized a scavenger hunt around their big yard, which included a couple of “shot” stops, a beer, wine and cheese barn party, and scratching a lottery ticket in which I won $20 from! We have so much fun, but it is a lot of work and energy that left me with a bit of an excitement hangover (literally and emotionally – probably letting my brother mix me a nightcap shot was not the best idea I’ve ever had…). After the highs of the holidays, it’s easy to feel a little low, but grateful for my family and everything we have.
I don’t really do new year’s resolutions, because I figure we should be doing things we find challenging and living our life in the best way we can all the time, but I do plan to continue to do yoga and eat healthy. My recuperating from my ups and downs was definitely helped by a little downward dog and cooking a yummy turkey soup. And then of course my writing and a bit of painting I did with the new paints and easel I got for Christmas from my wonderful man.
I’m not really sure of my point for today’s post, if only to wish everyone a wonderful year. I am grateful for every day I have and every thing in my life – the challenges and the triumphs. Now I just have to get this book published so I can really celebrate 2013!
I’ve been on a bit of a photography kick recently, so here are a few I took over the holidays. I hope you like them.