January 1st 2011 – can you believe it? That sounds so futuristic! It feels good to be welcoming 2011.
We’ve entered the next decade – we’ve survived the “Noughties”! The past ten years of my life have been so great and though there have been challenges and hurts in amongst it all, I’ve loved every minute – varied, colourful, exciting, experimental, educational and never-to-be-repeated.
I’ve lived in different countries, made many wonderful friends, met and married the love of my life; more recently, been blessed with two beautiful, beautiful children and along the way I’ve learnt a fair few of life’s’ necessary lessons.
My goals for the coming year are simple:
~ to love my children & husband the best I can
~ to honour “date night” on a monthly basis
~ to not sweat the small stuff & to let a bit more water roll off my back
~ to manage my time well (although this could be a challenge with a new baby and a small business)
~ to cook from the many amazing and delicious recipe books I’ve been given for my birthday & Christmas this year (including a Donna Hay magazine subscription, Donna Hay Seasons, Annabel Langbein “Free Range Cook”, Ripe Recipes)
~ to entertain more frequently – which could incorporate my use of above mentioned recipe books!
~ to continue to appreciate & cherish my friendships and those special people who make each day lovely
~ to read a good deal more books
~ to get back in shape and be diligent with my exercise intentions this time around (!) – easier said than done right?
~ come up with some gorgeous new designs/creations for Bubbalino
Things I’m looking forward to this coming year:
~ my Dad’s wedding in February
~ a family holiday to Rarotonga in the middle of the year
~ spending time with my brothers who are back in town for limited amounts of time this year
~ the possibility of my baby sister relocating to the big smoke
~ watching my gorgeous bubbas grow, learn & develop
~ spending time with special people and creating lasting memories with those good friends
Of course I have other goals and aspirations for 2011, but those are perhaps too personal to share on here. Mr S and I sit down and compose our “Goals” list every year in the first few days of January and it’s always interesting to look back at the end of the year and see how many we’ve accomplished. For 2010 our biggest goal and achievement was to have another baby.
We welcomed Little Master A on December 19th at 3:28am. We are completely in love and utterly besotted again. Isn’t the magic of making little people mind-blowing? It just gets me every time. I can’t believe that you can make and grow a small human inside your own body and that in just 9 short months (although let’s be honest, it felt like 100 years time time around!) you have a tiny person to love and hold and care for. I had another caesarean section so I’m a little housebound at the moment, but looking forward to getting away to the beach in the coming days with the family for a bit of R & R.
I hope your Christmas and New Years celebrations were festive, fun and magical. Thank you for joining me on this ride & helping me as I learn along the way. May the coming year bring you all your hearts desires.
Until next time