I hope everyone is settling into the new year nicely. We, as is our habit, celebrated quietly and with little fuss. The house was sparkly clean and denuded of anything Christmas related.
Our typical New Year's celebration generally is a lovely dinner, just the two of us. We rarely, if ever, stay up until midnight. I wanted to stay up so I could text our two boys a happy new year (calling is never productive because they have not embraced the quiet celebration and instead are generally somewhere where the decibel level does not foster a telephone conversation). I got all snuggled into bed and was watching the clock. At 11:53 pm I thought "Oh good. Only seven more minutes." Then the next time I looked at the clock it was 3:00am. Ah well.
Day 2 and I'm doing splendidly on my 2012 to do list. I decided on a language - French. German would have been the obvious choice since I started learning it as a child and took every German class our Jr. and Sr. High schools offered. But when I think of a language I really wish I could speak French it is. Oui.
I made thoughtful choices with my eating yesterday and even sprinkled some Chia seeds on my eggs this morning. I guess Chia seeds are the new wonder supplement of this generation. My parents' generation had wheat germ, we had flax seeds and now all the cool kids are throwing Chia seeds into everything. They are innocuous tasting. They look like poppy-seeds and add no dicernible flavor. They just add a teeny crunch to whatever you are eating.
I am going to buy a basket for my bicycle today. (I bought this basket - it can double as my shopping basket at the store) The excuse I keep giving myself for not riding it is that darned basket so today it is. Then I can ride my bike to the grocery store for our dinner makings, whilst conjugating French verbs and picking Chia seeds out of my teeth.
Sadly today is the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow it is back to work. I was really getting used to sleeping in until 8:00 every morning and having the whole day luxuriously stretched out in front of me with nary a meeting in sight. Sigh. It was lovely while it lasted.