Oh my goodness! Were the holidays a marathon, or what?
I had a few gifts that I made near the last-minute, that I didn't show to you.
some individual packages of cocoa mix
jars of homemade vanilla-plum jam, in jars from Goodwill (20 cents/jar). tied up with raffia and twine
a small batch of guest soap
On New Year's day, we woke up to some snow on the ground and the sun shining. A stark, but beautiful, beginning to another year. We had our last holiday gathering in the late afternoon/evening, on January 1st, hosting another family for a belated Christmas dinner. Once the dinner dishes were cleaned up, the freshness of the new year could settle in with me.
In planning the year ahead, it occurs to me that great years don't just happen. We have to make the choices that make the year a great one. Here's to creating the best year yet, despite what happens all around us.
Happy New Year!!!