Since I spent so much of my life in southwest Louisiana, preparing for hurricanes was a way of life. We’d get the warning and the anticipated time and location of arrival. Most of the time for us, we weren’t predicted to get a direct hit or we’d evacuate. Staying, we’d get all our supplies together; we would anticipate everything we might need and hope we had thought of everything. Then . . we would wait!
That’s how I feel now . . like I’m waiting but it isn’t for a storm. It’s for 2016. I’m excited about a few plans we have for the new year. I’m excited about us trying to live on a very low grocery budget. I’m excited about not doing so many “required” knitting projects but being able to work on my own projects; I’m excited, and a bit nervous, about hopefully working from my yarn stash and not buying much yarn in 2016. There’s so much yarn here that I love that I really want to use.
Just a little over a week and 2016 will be here. Doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that we were anticipating the arrival of 2015, does it? And, it will seem like no time when I’ll be reporting how I did with my grocery budget and yarn buying in 2016, and announcing my hopes and plans for 2017. Time is just flying by. Each year that passes, I (along with you!) get a little older and there’s so much I want to do and . . so little time, really!
I understand that that some folks have an aversion to making New Year’s Resolutions but I hope you all have some goals or at least some thoughts for what you’d like to accomplish in 2016. January 1 is always a good time to make changes, set a few goals and generally, get a new outlook on life if you need it. We all have areas in our lives where we can improve and I hope to make some improvements next year!