Happy New Year! (Four days late.)
Pretty much everywhere I look, people are posting New Year's resolutions. Losing weight seems to be the top one. I don't make resolutions. Well, I mean, I guess I make them. Everyone makes them. If you decide to do something, you've made a resolution. But I don't make them for the new year. I think if you're going to do something, just do it. Start now. Why wait for a new calendar year to better yourself? Make yourself kick more ass today.
But I do think the intentions behind most of these resolutions are great. I would like to be more active than I am currently. And I want to stay more organized. Playing guitar more and working on songwriting is always something I want to do. We have lived in our house for a year and a half, but still have only painted the kids rooms. And there is some really nasty sponge painting that needs to be covered up like yesterday (there is never a time when sponge painting is acceptable, you guys). But life is busy. All of my energy right now is devoted to taking care of people, and often there is not much left for even taking care of me. It sucks sometimes and makes me sad, but I know this is temporary, just like everything else in life.
So I think that for now, my new year will start out with feeling grateful that I am healthy, and have an awesome family and group of friends. I am thankful that I have two amazing kids and I get the privilege of knowing them and helping them grow into the adults they'll turn into one day. I am thankful that we have plenty of food in a world where so many people are hungry every day. And I'm thankful for all of the kindness I've gotten from you all. There is some serious ugliness on the internet, but everyone who I interact with on this blog is always so great. Thank you for that.
I hope you all had a beautiful time with your loved ones and stayed safe, and I will leave you with a picture of Audrey's recent obsession - going pantsless. Good times!