So, the new year has begun … this first full week of it is coming up tomorrow … We actually already started back to school last week – but it was kind of discombobulated because we ditched our first day back on Wednesday by going to a nearby town instead for some outlet mall after-holiday sales shopping. I didn’t buy much – except stocked up on soap pumps I like from Bath & Body Works ($3 each) and a berry wreath from Target for the front door ($6 on clearance for a $24 wreath). Then on Thursday evening, all of a sudden, Andrew was hit with a stomach bug … thankfully it was short-lived, but he had to miss his basketball game on Friday evening. Annie-Belle did play volleyball (and actually played very well in her JV game!), and we went to watch her.
So, in many ways, tomorrow – Monday – January 7 – begins my “real” new year (did you know that the German calendar week actually begins on Monday … it’s probably a little bit pagan as Christians consider Sunday the sacred “first day of the week”). It will be the beginning of a full schedule again, back to the routine, more responsibility and less spontaneity. More work – and less fun – ha!!
Many bloggers claim a word for their new year … and while I don’t really do well with resolutions and sticking to diets and such, I do want to choose a word for the year for what it is worth:
My word is RESOLVE. the noun.