I love the New Year! Actually I always think of "years" beginning and ending with the flow of the school year but I love the traditional New Year too.
Christmas is gone, the decorations are put away, and lots of extra cleaning has taken place. I always like the house a bit empty after all the sparkle, clutter and pizzaz of the holidays. I leave the mantle mostly empty and I clear any decor off the window sills. It gives me such peace! A fresh start.
George brought this home after the first day back to school. I just love it and had to share.
George's answers: I love his phonetic spelling...but I will translate for you here. :)
I want to learn: How to build a robot (love this)
I want to go: To New York (me too buddy, me too)
I want to do more: Reading (Yes!! The mama/teacher in me loves this answer)
I want to read: Wabite (apparently there is a cartoon called Wabbit and he wants to see if there is also a book)
I want to improve: I'm helpful (he's a good helper already but it's a nice goal)
I want to imagine: The poor is satisfied (oh, my heart just swelled with love and pride)
I want to try: Eating a snail (ummmm.....ewww, but points for bravery)
I want to change: McDonald's (love it...we don't eat there and we talk a lot about how the "food" they serve is not real food and why it's not healthy)
I want to: Read for 17 minutes (good goal buddy, actually you already read about 3 times that each day though)
In the new year I am going to: Hunt (ha! some laughs too...I think he is actually serious but not sure who is going to help him out with that)
I loved this New Year's goal setting so here's my answers too.
I want to learn: To make sticky buns
I want to go: On lots of hikes
I want to do more: Sewing
I want to read: Martin Marten
I want to improve: My core strength
I want to imagine: That my wild puppy will calm down
I want to try: Ballroom dance lessons
I want to change: My reaction to my pre-teen's teen-agey snarky behavior. Uh-huh
I want to: Say out loud more of the compliments I'm thinking in my head
In the new year I am going to: Send more cards