Monday, January 02, 2012

New Year's Day

We were home before midnight-- as predicted. There was just something comforting about laying in bed listening to fireworks go off down the road.  We went to church this morning. The afternoon was based on an afternoon nap, snowshoeing the pups, and football.

Yesterday we took the Christmas tree down and put away the decorations.  Don always laughs and says we'll be sweeping  evergreen needles until it's time to bring out the Easter grass.

I cut out my block of the month for January.  Ready for a change--- there's no red or pinegreen in this one.

Fresh snow made snowshoeing fun.  The winds are howling tonight. The electricity has even blinked a couple of times.  Makes you feel glad you are tucked in at home.  I've got the day off tomorrow.  I'm knocking out the chores early so I can spend time in my sewing room.

A new year is a chance for new starts--- realizing however-- we truly get a new start every day.  Believe in yourself.  Mark today as the time you stop comparing yourself to others.  There's no one quite like you...

Am I trying to convince you -- or myself.... maybe a little of both... Happy New Year.....

8 comments:

Sue said...

Great snow photos, Melanie. I can only wish we had snow on the ground here. You guys look like you have plenty. Maybe you could send some our way. I can't remember the last time the beginning of January didn't have snow on the ground.

Have a great new year!

Angie said...

This is a wonderful post. Love the snow photo! :) AND the reminders you've shared both with us and yourself. :D Happy New Year.

Carol said...

Wonderful post ...love the snow and I really love your insight...no more comparing!

Colleen said...

Lovely pictures :o) And you are right! I always love your wisdom, Mel!

Muddling Through said...

I think that's very good advice, Melanie! And we all do way too much comparing ourselves with others when God made us each unique and with our own special plan to follow. Isn't it good that He has also equipped us to live out our life!

Sue said...

Happy New Year Melanie. I need to take heed your good advice. Love your blog. Look forward to great things from you in 2012. xxx

Libby said...

Happy New Year! Let's hope it's filled with lots of joy *s*

Sandi said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for the encouragement!