New Year Lists

januaryHey.

It’s me.

I survived December.

Now it’s January.

Amazing how that happens every year.

Once again I’m having a hard time getting motivated to do anything. 

Last night while Jan and I sat eating our typical Sunday night supper of popcorn and sandwiches, he innocently asked what we needed to get done this week.

I looked at him blankly.

Get done?

Need?

Wait – you mean there’s life after Christmas?

So I shook the cobwebs from my mind and wrote a list.

Can I just say that a January list can not compete with the fun lists of December.

Lists that used to say make Christmas goodies, wrap presents, and pack for for New Year’s Eve at Aunt Sandy’s house now say clean the fridge, call the dentist, and work out.

Nope. No comparison.

Yet – somehow it feels good after the busyness and excitement of the holidays to have such simple, normal tasks to complete.

It feels good to find that routine again, like we’ve settled into the New Year.

So I added a few snowflakes and smiley faces to the list and found some lively music to brighten our attitudes as we tackle January.

My first task is to discover what green and growing things are lurking in my fridge.

There’s nothing like a hazmet suit to greet the New Year!

Be Sociable, Share!

2 Responses

  1. I am having the problem of getting motivated also. We did get the outside decorations down today and will tackle the inside ones here in a day or two. I have a mental list made of what I want to accomplish but I guess I need to write it down so it will be more official.
    until next time…nel

  2. I usually am a big lump in January with not much motivation, but this year I am on fire! I have been organizing and purging and so ahead of my spring ritual. I really am finished with spring cleaning and everything looks great! Now, I can spend time watching Hallmark network and won’t even have to fill guilty!! I seriously do not know what came over me!!