January 1st, 2020

A new year. I really don’t know what this year is going to bring, but I feel if I don’t at least make a plan, the universe will decide on one for me and it most likely will not be one I would have ever picked for myself. This year I would like to maintain more control over my limited area of the world. More control over myself in particular.

It’s been a rough year. I look forward to January 1st, 2021 when I can say it has been one of the best years of my life so far. One of the best years of my kids lives, one of the best years of my marriage.

I have some big ideas and I really want to not get discouraged in completing them. House organization, debt repayment, savings goals and vacations are all on the list. I plan to share some of my journey and in encouraging others maybe I may be encouraged myself.

Everything is covered in snow, early this year. We had a white Christmas and it was very quiet. Much needed. A lot of the traditions fell away from us as we stayed quieter to help Ben through. Snow covers everything, but you cannot forget that they are there because in the spring melt, there will be disaster otherwise. I hope to keep things as cool and crisp and clean as the snow. I bought an orchid and two cacti and my mother gave me a Christmas cactus. One goal is to keep some plants alive for one year.