welcome 2012

Happy New Year! I know I have been away for a long time, but you know, it was just that time of year. I am glad to be back and reflect on 2011 and dream about 2012.

We had a lovely Christmas, starting with a very nice trip to Carpinteria to visit the tidepools and have lunch at Crushcakes on Christmas Eve. I completely stole the idea from Mary Beth at Salt and Chocolate. She even told me how to get to the tidepools, since we have tried and failed a few years ago. My kids have a history of not being able to sleep on Christmas Eve, so we try to do something to really tire them out. A long drive and a couple of hours exploring the beach was perfect.

Since then, we have been hanging around the house, reading books, going bowling and having a very relaxing time.

I found a little time for sewing, which always makes me happy. I got a wonderful book, Zakka Style, for Christmas and couldn’t resist digging right in.

I replaced a much-loved and worn pair of walking shoes. Fresh for the new year.

I love January and new beginnings. I don’t hate resolutions, I love them. I love a chance to start over and do better.  This year I would like to not only lose weight, but to finally end this battle with my weight. I have found a lot of great information and support over at Reasonable Diet. She has a wonderful podcast as well. I also want to grow in my faith this year. There are lots of microsteps to each of these goals, but if I can look back at 2012 and feel I have accomplished these things, I know I would be happy.

Speaking of happy, I am going to work my way through the Happiness Project this year. Have you read it? I highly recommend it. I may chronicle my way through the book here. Anyone want to join me?

3 thoughts on “welcome 2012

  1. Maria says:

    I have read about this book and have yet to purchase it – I won’t this year, but I could interlibrary loan it 🙂

    Happy New Year to you…may this new year be filled to the brim with blessings!


  2. michelle says:

    Happy New Year Kristin! I’ve heard about the book as well and I’ll order it from the library. Your goals are very similar to mine. My main goal is to be authentic to my true self this year and hopefully the rest will follow.

    Love the potholders!

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