Happy New Year!

Happy 2015! I hope you all enjoyed something fun to celebrate. We were a little late putting an evening together, but it all worked out just fine. My sister and her husband came over and brought their kiddos and their new card game, Dominion. With all six kids tucked in bed (and only an occasional reprimand for getting out of bed) the adults brought out the wine, hard cider, cheetos and dip and played the game all night. Of course, I knitted all evening and finished the last sock right at midnight. Even though it was just the four of us it was a great evening. Though, truth, I’m still recovering this morning. Staying up late and then taking care of kiddos can be a bit rough as I get older.

  Playing Dominion and knitting. I really hate this picture but it was a great night!

  Playing Dominion and knitting. I really hate this picture but it was a great night!

I have been trying to think of a theme for my resolution this year. Normally I try to not set specific resolutions and goals because I will never get them done. Instead, I follow the footsteps of Jasmin from the Knitmore Girls and think of a theme for the year. This year my theme will be to follow through. If I start a project I want to follow through and finish it. If I tell someone we should get together, I want to follow through and actually spend some time with that person. Returning phone calls and messages, finishing my craft room, even keeping up with this blog are all things I want to follow through with. I’m hoping the result will be a lifestyle that leaves a positive mark in my corner of the world, where people feel they can trust me to only take on what I will finish and stick to it. Plus, I am hoping some of the organizational following-through will help with the stress level in my home. We will see if it works, I was really happy with my theme last year and felt a great improvement in my work. I’m looking forward to what the future will hold! 

Do you make resolutions or have a theme for the year? Tell me all about it!


2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Leslie says:

    My mom, sister, and aunts have done this for many years now. I haven’t settled on my word yet, but am thinking "hold"…



    • Emily Straw says:

      What a beautiful word! Even in one word there is so much life and wisdom in it. I would love to hear more about your journey through the next year, blessings to you! ❤


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