Happy New Year: a fresh beginning

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Yes, I am a little late with my wishes, but I still hope you have a wonderful 2013!  It has been a slower start to the year here - my in-laws left for Alberta yesterday morning (they are driving with their dog) and we took the tree and decorations down.  Although I am always sad to see the Christmas tree come down, there is something so cathartic about packing it all up, vacuuming up all the needles and dusting all the little nooks and crannies that had been hiding under the garland.  In all the mass cleaning, I ended up moving all the furniture again, and replaced our tired-looking white rug with an old rug from my house in New Brunswick. Today, after taking my eldest to school, I came home to a clean uncluttered house and felt like the new year was finally underway, fresh and full of promise.

I have been reading all of the amazing resolutions on everyone's blogs and can feel the optimism for the new year. Usually I would have my own list, but for some reason it just doesn't seem appropriate for me this year. I am less inclined to set goals and more of a mind to be open to whatever life brings for a while.  Maybe it's laziness, maybe it's zen. :)  Whatever you call it, I am looking forward to seeing what 2013 has to offer!  I hope it holds wonderful things for all of you. xo

12 comments:

  1. Happy 2013 to you too! Love the feeling of a big de-decorate / clean

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  2. carol@thedesignpages.comJanuary 8, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Happy New Year Lisa. I agree that some years it feels right to set goals and other years it feels right to go with the flow.

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  3. This year was the first time that I posted my 2013 to-do list. I definitely feel the optimism in the air too. Btw, I am hosting a giveaway for a free pair of designer pillows (value up to $140) so don't forget to check it out. :)

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  4. Grace_sense and simplicityJanuary 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Happy New Year to you too. Don't they have the prettiest poinsettias these days - love that spotted pink one you have. I love getting everything cleaned up from Christmas too. It took me awhile this year, but it felt good.

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  5. As usual, love your blog. Reading it gives me the feeling you are right in the room. Would love for you to follow me ...http://nooneaskedme-gwammie.blogspot.ca/2013/01/no-one-asked-me-about-sharing.html?spref=fb

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  6. Love the zen attitude! It didn't make my blog list, but just going with the flow and being in the moment is certainly on my personal list for 2013. Hope this new year enthusiasm lasts :)

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  7. Thanks Valerie, what a sweet compliment! Of course I will follow your blog - it is always a great read. What amazing stories you have!

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  8. Thanks Sylvia - Is it just me or did this year start slower than ever?

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  9. Those pillows were amazing Michelle, but if I got one more pair my husband would LOSE IT. :) Here's to a fabulous 2013!

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  10. Thanks Carol, it's funny how every new year feels a little different. I think this one is going to be a good one - it already feels more low-key. :)

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  11. Ooh I like that idea! I might steal that - although one a month is more my speed... :p

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