First – I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and that it was all they wanted it to be.
Mine, to be honest, has been less than stellar. It’s OK. Living with someone who really doesn’t care about Christmas – especially the trimmings part – when I love it so, makes for an unsettled time for me. Decorating my space has always been what put in the Christmas spirit. With all the cats and his apathy, I just didn’t do anything to make the house feel like Christmas. And as I result, I didn’t feel like Christmas myself. Enough on that.
No resolutions this year. Not one. I’m still working on my Core Desired Feelings -and once I have those identified (I love it that they can change), I may set some goals that center around doing things that result in fulfilling those core desires.
One thing I’ve done – not sure for how long – I rejoined MyFoodDiary. I won’t be tracking my food. I will be tracking the things I identify as necessary to feel good, which really is the overall core desired feeling. I also need some private support. Not sure I can get it there, but I can’t ask for it here. It’s too private and I must protect the ‘innocent.’
What are your New Year’s Traditions? Both my husband and I are southerner’s and we always look forward to New Year’s Day dinner: collard greens, black-eyed peas and pan fried pork chops. This morning I volunteered to clean and prep the greens. I don’t know if you’ve ever prepped fresh collards, but it can be a bit messy. The best ones come off a farmer’s tailgate, but barring that, they are locally grown and harvested. They are not pre-washed and cut. They’re certainly not de-stemmed. So I set about de-stemming, washing, washing and washing again the leaves. Hubby left me alone in the kitchen so I was able to do it my way and it became quite meditative for me. I found myself enjoying the chore.
That’s it for now. I have knitting to do.