Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A new year

I am an utter failure at doing nothing. Yesterday I cleaned the apartment, boxed up a bunch of stuff to cart off to Goodwill, found an awesome but totally beat up table by our dumpster and felt compelled to rescue it despite the fact that I have no idea where we will put it if we can ever fix it up (pictures coming soon) and then I reorganized all my crafting supplies and went to the library to check out a dozen books.

Are you tired yet? Me too. So in the late afternoon, I sat down for some much needed holiday tea (a gift from a darling friend who knows I have an addiction), leftover cookies and a big bout of thank you note writing.


It feels good to get the house all calm and quiet for the new year. I am so not a big New Year's Eve person. D and I have some nice champagne chilling in the fridge, but that's about it. I usually don't even bother to make resolutions, although I'm thinking about doing it this year.

Where do you stand? Do you make resolutions? Or ever stick to them if you do?


  1. Happy New years Eve! Make a list it feels good to get it all out on paper! Post it for us too! Mine is up. xoxo

  2. I'm not big on new years either. I would have been happy to have my love make a lobster dinner, but friends invited us out for dinner. We will be home by midnight so I'm happy going out.
    I have started cleaning and getting rid of things. I will do this now until the end January. I go from room to room, closet to closet.
    I don't do NY resolution, but this year I did a "To Do List", more of a friendly reminder to myself.

    Rachel, Happy New Years to you and D! I wish you a golden 2009 filled with love, happiness and peace!

    Thank you for stopping and visiting my blog. I truly appreciate it! I look forward to the new year and all of your wonderful projects. Enjoy my friend! xoxo

  3. i love this photo. ;-) so simple and sweet. i like to write out resolutions but do not paste them over my desk or anything. it is more of an exercise in stretching myself and identifying things i want to work out. writing them down helps me sort them out and pump me up about the next year. ;-) xoxo

  4. I'm thinking the resolution route this year too - Happy New Year!!

  5. I'm so bad w New Year's resolution...Simply just Hoping & wishing for the best 2009! Happy New Year! PEACE!!

  6. Wow! I wish I could get that much done in a day-very impressive. I usually try to make a resolution but they last about 3 days. Last year is was to try and talk slower. I think this year I am going to try to take things less personally. Happy New Year. Enjoy your champagne.

  7. Like you, I also enjoy getting the house "ready" for the New Year, although I'm still in the process of taking down the tree!

    I only have one resolution for this year, and since it involves allocating more time to live life than work, it should be easy to stick to :)

    I wish you a very happy New Years Rachel! I look forward to reading your blog in 2009 :)

  8. nice and mello around here this evening too...just nicer that way if you ask me...happy, happy! xo t

  9. i'm about to tackle the thank you note project as well... but you make it look so lovely and peaceful. perhaps i just need to make some tea before i start. yes, that's it.

  10. your home sounds so lovely. i love champagne chilling in the fridge!


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