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happy belated

happy belated

New year that is.  Yes, it’s seven days into twenty-ten, but happy new year anyway.  I hope you’re off to a better start than I am!

Oh, don’t worry it’s really not that bad.  I’m just off to a really slow beginning, trying to accept that vacation mode is over.  I’m not quite there yet, though I need to be—see my dilemma?  In the back of my mind are the wonderful days surrounding the holidays; days where we slept in, roamed around in pajamas until mid-afternoon (seriously), played games, had little to no structure and overall had a blast!  The last two weeks were relaxing.  Being home and soaking in the comforts of all that represents was true bliss.

And now?

Now I need to get moving and fast!  So yesterday, I decided to check some fresh cookbooks out the library.

bread                                                photo by salt & chocolate

What?  Cookbooks have nothing to do with getting organized and doing my work?  Well, you’re most likely right…but they were the motivation needed.  Knowing I wouldn’t sit to browse through those books until some projects were completed, my plan worked perfectly.  The boys’ room is decluttered, laundry is being washed, meals have been thought through and I’ve actually cracked open the lesson planner to find out exactly what we’re supposed to be doing for homeschooling in January.  Oh, I still really need to get ‘in the zone’…really.  But at least it’s fun along the way.

So, happy belated new year!

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  • Tea Time and RosesJanuary 7, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    Hello Daniele,

    Happy new year to you too! Wishing you and your sweet family nothing but the very best throughout the year.:o) I had to chuckle as I was reading your post. I wish new year meant renewed energy, but I am afraid it doesn't….LOL:o) You my friend most certainly have your hands full and seem to do it all with such grace. You are a true inspiration. You and your family enjoy a lovely coming weekend.



  • AliceJanuary 7, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    Dear Daniele,

    Happy New Year to you and your family too. It is always a blessing to read your blog and see how God is revealing Himself to you all through all you do.

    May God continue to give you all a deeper revelation of Himself.

  • Ann@His Grace To MeJanuary 7, 2010 - 11:18 pm

    Happy New Year! We're slowly getting back into the swing of things as well, it has been so nice to take it easy!ReplyCancel

  • HomeGrown LifeJanuary 8, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    It is so difficult to get going after those luxurious, pajama-filled days at home isn't it! Sunday night was tough, but once we got the ball rolling Monday morning, it's been all uphill.
    Hope your week was productive and filled with focus and purpose.
    Oh, and happy new year!ReplyCancel

  • In Word AdorningJanuary 9, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    Happy new year! I know, its rough getting back into a routine when you've been on holiday mode. It has taken us a week of adjustments – I hope we are ready for the real deal on monday. Hey, I got cookbooks too, I guess for menu planning inspiration.ReplyCancel

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