my dad baked for christmas. 35 pounds of flour later and we were all amazed. sadly the lemon squares and cranberry oatmeal bars didnt make the picture. we had a wonderful, relaxed holiday. my time off at home was well spent with the kids, coffee and sudoku. i was also able to get reacquainted with my bed. i am not going to lie to you, there was a night were i was tucked in with the lights out by nine pm folks. and it felt good. really good. what didnt feel good? grating the crap out of my middle finger with my micro plane. ouch. i had to pick out a ribbon of skin and toss all the ginger i had just grated. so there you have it. a good start. my personal goal for 2007 is fitness both mental and physical. so far i have managed to tivo seven episodes of yoga to this end. now to actually dust off my mat. keep your fingers crossed (not grated).
but seriously. i spent a good part of last night pondering 2007 and i realized that it boils down to bounty. there is already so much in my life to be thankful for. i am rich in family and friends near and far. so this year i plan to spend more time appreciating what i have instead of worrying about what i dont have or cant control. any extra bounty that comes my way will make things that much sweeter. i want happiness and beauty to be a part of every day that i open my eyes to. i have realized that for me that means a mindset that i need to put on every morning, just like getting dressed. i will choose to be happy, i will choose to see beauty around me. i hope you do too.