Day #31. What would make you feel more joyful today? DO THAT!
Having a clean desk, office, and house to start the new year would make me really joyful. Unfortunately, I’ll have to spend some effort making it happen! But spurred on by my continuing committment to JOY, I WILL do it. It’s not really all that much of a mess. The big thing is all the filing, but it needs to be done, so I’ll do it.
I’m also going to put some serious consideration into making a list of New Year’s Resolutions. I almost NEVER do that, but I’m going to incorporate my progress into this blog (prepare to be bored), so we’ll see how that goes. Even though I LOVE myself (or maybe because I do) I realize I have some bad/annoying/unhealthy habits. So I’ll work on them. Anyone who can go from a 28-year smoker, smoking 2 packs a day to a non-smoker cold turkey, and stay stopped for 32 years ought to be able to eat right and exercise more.
And because I love to travel, I’m going to spend some time today planning a train trip in the spring. I LOVE checking schedules, looking through time-tables, arranging stopovers, etc. So I’ll do that, and dream a while as I do it.
Yesterday, Miss Kate (my granddaughter) decided she would like a sweater, so I may get the chance to go to the yarn store and get some yarn and a pattern for a 9-year-old’s sweater. That will be fun. I’m almost finished with the redo of my own Aran sweater that I just made up the pattern for and I kind of messed up on the arms. I think I figured out what I did wrong, and I should have it fixed and finished to wear to the Open House at a friend’s tomorrow.
I’ve got the venue planned and the out-of-town guests invited to Big Al’s 70th Birthday Party. Early next week, I’ll work on evites for the rest of the guests.
I’m looking forward to the Rose Bowl tomorrow and rooting for the Horned Frogs of TCU. Then next week we get all the major bowls. The Orange Bowl rooting for Stanford in honor of Papa. The Sugar Bowl, OOOOOOOoooooo Pig – Sooie. The Cotton Bowl, I’m conflicted, sort of want LSU -Geaux Tigres – ’cause Bill & Co. root for them, but Daniel is a TAMU grad – Gig ‘Em. And finally, I’ll have to Quack (I hope) through the National Championship game – Go Oregon!
This is Day #31 in my December series “Reclaiming Your Joy”.