If this year were to have a theme, I think it was transition. It seemed like a lot of preparation. False starts and pleasant surprises. Getting prepared for wherever all this is going. These lessons are hard for me because my personality is more of a “make it happen” type and when I try to ‘make it happen’ and it doesn’t, well, it’s hard not to get antsy.
I’m feeling optimistic though. I feel like 2011 has at once made me focused as well as relaxed. I don’t have to make it happen right now. I will try to sit back and enjoy the progress 🙂
Which hasn’t made me not try to make other things happen 😉 Yesterday I started a big painting project, although not my favorite kind. After several days of trying to find the paint color that I’d painted my art room a few years ago and coming up short and having no success with color matching, I’m painting the whole room back to a nice vanilla cream. Its so vanilla-ish that I literally stopped at one point and had some ice cream. Who thought painting a room would start a craving?
I’m hoping to get back into the joy of picture painting soon though. All my mad cleaning is done and the photos of the house are done, and we’re officially on the market in a few days. I’ve heard that all shoppers want these days is some bargain basement foreclosure, but I’m trying to keep faith and know that it only takes one person to fall in love and want this little house. Besides, wouldn’t you rather have a home full of happiness and good memories? I know I would.
And so. Hot chocolate for breakfast this morning. Marshmallow manditory. A stack of good books from Christmas just ready to be devoured. Drowsy dogs and puppies to cuddle and love. These are good things, and good memories. The last ones of 2011.
On to the new year!~ See you on the other side of 2012!~