One of my favorite traditions on New Year’s Day is to watch the Rose Parade. Due to Covid, they instead aired a non-parade parade. Basically, it was a behind the scenes look at past parades. Eric and I did have our traditional meal of lasagna for dinner and we spent the day watching Stargate SG-1.
I enjoyed every last bit of my vacation too. It was so nice to be able to read, and spend time working on projects I wanted to work on, and settling in to watch Stargate SG-1 in the evenings with Eric. I’m really grateful for having taken two weeks off. Of course, going back to work after a long holiday/vacation is not my favorite.
I spent some time in January working on transferring over some old journals into Day One. It takes a bit of time, but I like having them all in there. And it’s weird to look back at entries from 2005 when Eric and I were engaged and planning our wedding.
January always seems like a time for fresh starts, but also for clearing things out and organizing. My craft closet was making me seriously crazy. I had finished stitching pieces I needed to measure for framing and put away. I had leftover fabric and batting from a quilt I made in September, random gift bags from gifts that needed to be dealt with, and so on. It took me awhile, but I felt so much better when it was done.
Late in the month, Thutmose had to go in to the vet for an infection and was on antibiotics and pain meds for about ten days. I was much relieved when he started to feel better.
Eric asked me to make a King Cake this year. He typically brings one home from the grocery store, but when he requested one homemade I couldn’t say no. This is only the second time I’ve made one, but it was delicious.
I also took one of my fave polishes for a spin too – The World is Not Enough (from the James Bond Collection) by OPI. All in all, not a bad start to the year.