1.01.2008

I Could Never Make It As A Boy Scout

I'm not prepared.

For a new year. My knuckles are white from clenching the shadow of 2007.

I'm not ready to un-deck our halls. Let me clarify, I'm ready for everything to be gone, I just don't want to do it. However, staring at our drooping tree and tired decorations I am reminded how fast the holiday season passed. Whoosh!

Pretty much an example of the entire year. Whoosh! 2007 is out and 2008 is here. Where did it go? I feel old.

Goals for the new year? Word of the year? Changes? Ideas are tumbling around my brain, I just don't seem to have them together yet. See, not prepared. If I'm not careful it will be June and I still won't have a list. That's my MO, sad but true.

Do you set goals for the new year? Do you reflect on the past year? Are your halls still decked? (I hope I have some company!)

11 comments:

  1. I have been un-decking the halls all day. I am beat. Christmas decorations in January make me depressed. I have to get rid of them fast.

    I have not thought long or hard about my new years resolutions yet. I need to do that.

    Right now I am reading Katherine by Anya Seton. I think you recommneded that on a blog post once. I am loving it so I stay up too late reading. Now I'm too sleepy.

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  2. My halls are still decked. I may start taking things down tomorrow though. I'm always a little sad to take the tree down, but I like how my home feels uncluttered and clean after I've put away Christmas!

    I've been thinking about my resolutions, but haven't finalized anything yet. I need to though. I'm not always the best at keeping my resolutions, but at least I try!

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  3. i un-decorated on Sunday, and i'm loving how my house feels *almost* like a clean slate. i actually had to stop myself from getting out some valentine's stuff!

    i don't do resolutions, although each year i jot down a list of things i'd like to accomplish. it's fun to go back on new year's eve and check things off.

    i am really going to try to focus on my word this year. i haven't done this before. but, i'm definitely *open* for new things!

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  4. This year?! What about this decade? How is it that it's already 2008!? Doesn't it seem like we just had the whole Y2K thing? So weird how fast time flies!

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  5. I took it down yesterday. I started at nine in my pjs and didn't get dressed all day. But by the time I hit the hay, my whole house is January fresh!

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  6. I am still decked. And will be until next week, probably. There is no big tree so that helps a little...garland and lights don't bother me. :)

    I am still fumbling through the year ending...haven't even *thought* about a new one. Would like to, though.

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  7. Everything is still up at my house, the clutter is beginning to get to me, but I am still enjoying the tree all lit up at night.

    You are right, the year went so fast, but it seems the older I get the faster the time goes. Except for this Winter Break, in which it feels like my children are never going back to school!

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  8. I feel the same way. It seems like a blur...way too fast (well, except for the last few weeks of my pregnancy. THAT lasted a year I swear!).

    My tree is still up and it's the 2nd. Gracie cried when I started taking it down so it remains. Everything else that is deckish is put away. The tree will have to go after bedtime tonight though. It's making me nutty. :)

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  9. ha ha- i FORCE myself to pretend i'm ready. the only reason i have any ideas about this new year is b/c i feel like i've been planning it forever...which means i probably didn't live the last year!

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  10. My goals are also tumbling around in my brain. It did just go so fast, didn't it?

    We un-decked the halls yesterday, and while it wasn't so fun, it sure feels good to have a clean slate again.

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  11. I'm not much for setting goals or reflecting. What does that say about me? Hmmmm.

    My halls are NOT decked. Thankfully. I think it would be harder and harder to tackle with every passing day. Good luck with that!

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