Day 92

New Years Eve Sunday

Another great day with the boys, filled with exciting new things like buying crickets to drive our bug racer, making banana bread together, and trying out a new juice with the two of them providing ingredient suggestions. Citrus Zinger ingredients below (turned out amazing!):

  • 6 oranges
  • 6 large carrots
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 lemon
  • 6-8 strawberries
  • 1 medium ginger root

The day has been one in a series of vacation days, so much so that I totally forgot it was New Years Eve. I even made plans to work out tonight, not thinking that the gym would be closed. Big C and I have no plans – happily so. The idea of getting dressed up, going out in this bitter cold and being surrounded by people getting drunk is not my idea of fun. Getting older? Possibly. Getting wiser? Definitely.

So tonight will be spent home, maybe a fire to make us feel special, and fingers crossed – maybe even a little quality conversation. C’s downstairs now making a special NYE dinner (shrimp for starters, roast beef, risotto, mushrooms, and sautéed spinach), and I’m up here on the computer lining up some 2018 freelance items and contemplating resolutions for the new year. Lucky me, right?

The main focus is on slowing down and centering myself, with meditation top on the list. Sleep is a close second. Reading more, playing piano more, and yoga are all on the list. Cutting back on the weed, eating healthier (more juice!), and continuing to work on myself, physically and mentally, are as well.

A big project I know I need to work on more is focusing on my own issues more than on my husband’s. I can’t tell you how often in the last few months I have ruminated away over an issue, presumably his, that is making my life miserable, only to realize that I have that same issue – and maybe, just maybe, the real problem is with me – not him. Or at the very least, I’m more upset by the issue because I also struggle with it.

Lots to think about, work on, and reward myself with in the new year.

2018 is starting to line up.