|My friend Pia gave me|
this planner. ♥
Or perhaps it’s the printer that is being uncommunicative. I probably have an ageist printer that has decided Ye Olde Laptoppe is too old to work cooperatively.
So 2016 started with a shifting of gears. Now, this is significantly better than how last year started, with the chaos of renovations and all. I am not complaining in the least. In fact, I’m highly adaptable and shifting gears is a piece of cake. Okay. Who am I kidding? I grumble with the best of them but eventually I begrudgingly accept things as they are. It’s all about Acceptance, which is my theme for this year. (I’ve asked my friends to please remind me when I’m resisting things as they are, especially when there are other people involved.)
Why is it hardest to accept other people’s choices? After all, I wouldn’t want anyone to tell me how to live my life or insist I follow their advice. Of course, Acceptance goes deeper than that and I’ve been listening to myself a lot, the way I talk to myself, and I do not like what I’m hearing. So this whole Acceptance thing really needs to begin with me.
|Even our holiday decorations|
weren't put up
in a timely manner.
Christmas wasn’t all that was weird for me and mine; all of last year was. It began with the renovations throwing everything into chaos and I don’t feel like I ever managed to get out from under it all. In fact, I’m just now getting to where I am tackling the office, which gradually became so cluttered that I couldn’t even walk to my desk. This week I discovered that there is actually a floor in there, and I’m so excited! Who knew it would still be there? I wouldn’t blame it if it had abandoned us altogether.
|This game is so much fun!|
What hasn’t changed is how Rob and I rang in the New Year; we made our usual decadent dinner, including caviar, Oysters Rockefeller, and steak. Last year, we didn’t schedule any game days and Rob and I both wanted to rectify this so we have set aside the first Sunday of the month for our Game Day. It’s always nice to have everyone come together. It’s my sincere hope that this year we’ll have at least six such gatherings. Of course, if that doesn’t happen, I suppose I’ll have no choice but to accept it, right?
So what do you have planned for 2016? Any special resolutions or goals? Intentions or expectations?