The hecticness of the holiday season is coming to a close. Rich, the boys, and I arrived home last night from a stay with Rich's Mom. Annie will be arriving home today from a week spent with my parents. When she arrives, it will be the first time in two weeks that all of us have been together in our home. There will be yet another round of unpacking when Annie arrives home (having the house on the market doesn't allow for the "when I get around to it" course of action). There are also approximately 6,000 loads of laundry to be done. But then. Yes, perhaps then we will have some time to sit.
It's with sadness that I just hit that "mark as read" button again. As my parents will be here for the day, there won't be time for catching up on blog reading. But this is one of those times of year when hope just springs anew---and I'm hoping that the new year will be the start of a better blogging year for me. Better, as in making more time for blog reading and commenting. Actually I'm hoping to change a lot of things in this new year. Or maybe it's just a matter of changing just one thing--my attitude--that will allow many other changes to just fall into place. I'll talk about that more tomorrow.
So how about you? Are you happy or sad or indifferent about saying goodbye to 2011 and saying hello to a whole new calendar year? Do you have big plans and hopes and dreams for the new year?
Whatever they may be, I do hope you have a wonderful journey making those dreams come true in 2012!!!