Oh, hello. How are you?
I would tell you how I am, except that I really don't know - how would you be, say, if you had about eight hours of sleep in the last forty-eight hours, you feel incredibly sleepy, cozy, and excited all at once, and your ankle was sprained? Not to mention you are sitting by a blazing fire with an adorable cat in your lap.
The word just came to me. Blessed.
I am so blessed, and the realization is breaking over me afresh like a wave.
I spent the last hours of the old year (and the first hour or so of the new) at the home of some dear friends down the road, along with a wonderful gathering of friends and family. My brother and I drove over with our second littlest sister, as everyone else felt they needed sleep more than anything:)
I tried ice skating for the first time in ages, and it was wonderful! I absolutely love it.
However, I promptly sprained my ankle, fettering myself to a chair the rest of the evening... nothing a few days won't cure:)
We played NI Pictionary, laughed, chatted, ate, and of course went down to the pond for some skating and a bonfire. Just before midnight, we gathered around the piano to sing Auld Lang Syne, then counted down the seconds to a new year. Jokes were cracked... "It's been a whole year since I saw..." "Good morning, everybody!" "Hey, it'll take me till June to remember the right date in my journal!"
Hey, what do you think of the new look? I've been trying to get it up for the last week, but I had to figure out the bug in my Blogger layout page - all of my widgets had disappeared! I could not figure out how to get them back - everything was still showing up in the blog, but there was no way to edit them. In desperation, I scoured the help forums, and finally figured it out this morning - a little 'display:none' was my bane, hiding out in the CSS. I was ecstatic when everything showed up again!
So, here's my new year's makeover. Much as I love and adore green, I wanted something different for a change, and fell in love with this pink and robin's egg on canvas look. Now you can imagine the walls of my room when you see my blog;)
I pray that this year will be the most amazing, full, and blessed year you and I have ever had.