We turn, not older with years, but newer every day.
We celebrated at Presti's, a little bakery-cafe-deli in Little Italy. Yum. I wish I had taken my camera, their cookie display was a work-of-art.
Since my birthday is two short weeks from New Years I always find myself easing into the new year rather than having it start off with a BANG. My resolutions have been mulling and are beginning to take shape in my life. These are the gifts I'm giving to myself this year.
1. Morning routine. *I've started a little morning routine for myself that I quite enjoy. It includes lighting a candle, starting some water in the tea pot for hot chocolate or herbal tea, writing, stretching, and looking out the window (in the warmer months I'll step out side). If I can do this before Boy wakes, it means I've had some of my own thoughts before changing a diaper. I've found this to be very good for me.*
2. Take a family vacation to a new place.
3. Fill a notebook a month. *If you want to know more what I mean, read Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones.*
4. Grow a garden & compost.
5. Take a drawing class.
6. Dance lessons with Dave.
7. Volunteer as a reading tutor.
8. Book Club(s).
9. Knitting Circle.
I'm noting resolutions 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. for myself as well.
Here's to feeling "newer every day".
Photo taken by Sarah Palfreyman.