Thursday, 1 January 2009

High Fives All 'Round - The New Year Is Here... Just In Case You Missed It.

Because as you know, I missed it. Woke up for a quick feed at 11:30pm, and was back in bed, back to sleep at 11:47pm. How's that for timing? Awesome I tell you! I didn't have to dance around the room with strangers screeching Auld Lang Syne. Didn't have to make small talk with strangers. Didn't have to fight for a view of the fireworks. Didn't have to do anything except close my eyes and fall into the deepest sleep possible.

Welcome 2009.

We celebrated the first day with a visit to the beach. We spotted two dolphins arcing off the water near some surfers. Tiny's first foray into the sand. And didn't she love it? She crawled off into the sand and had to be chased a number of times. She had crazylegs at the sight of the waves, and then the cool water crashing over her.

The Doctor went crazy for construction. Dig, dig, digging. Unfortunately in his haste to pack all his diggers and construction vehicles, he forgot to include a bucket. Kind of integral to building in sand. Fear not, we made do with my drink bottle and built and built and built.

We only stayed a short time. Being moontanners, the sun does unkind things to our skin, and I'm not mad for collecting melanomas and sun spots.

New Year's Resolutions, I hear you ask?

Hmm. I sigh in response. I always forget them within a week. But I'm inspired by Pip's. But I'll add another two key words for our family:

- declutter - key for me, particularly after the bin episodes.
- awakenings. As in, we're going to be doing some things differently around here. And it's going to feel fresher than fresh. Fresher than brand spankin' new. Awakenings are good.
- Play. Enjoy it. Get down on the floor and play.

- Oh and one last thing. Apparently I have a bit of a computer love going on. Apparently I need to spend less time with my laptop, and more with the man-child. so i guess that will be happening too. Ahem.

Happy New Year. Hope it's super sparkly.


cindy said...

My goodness the doctor looks so old in that photo! He is growing so big!
Decluttering sounds good, I have 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 kids, 12 fish and a hubby if you need any of those.

meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

Ooooh declutter. Okay. I'm hearing swap. I know that's not what you mean AT ALL.. but hey, it'll give you something to blog about... and me too! Send me three things. And I'll send you three things. And for the tiny moment that they are in transit you will have decluttered a wee bit, right? I say do what you like, don't be tough on yourself and admit you're a kook like me and that's fine. xx pip

Bunny said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you a wonderful 2009!

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

You don't have to believe me. I wouldn't if I were you but I actually DO have a little package all wrapped and ready for you. I can't find your address, again but if you send it on to me I will get this in the mail tomorrow. You'll be doing ME a huge favor to send this guilt inducing late package off! ugh, I suck.

Happy New Year!

Tinniegirl said...

Happy New Year and happy decluttering. It does feel wonderful. I've just spent 2 weeks giving our place the overhaul and it feels great to be clutter free.