As I slowly lift my head into the new year, I am very careful at how I greet this 2022. As I look back 2021 was okay as long as I remembered to keep the news off and stay off my phone. Life threw some curve balls that I didn't see coming. Ron is still working from home. The two weeks to flatten the curve, turned into almost two years. Now I am used to him working from home, I will have an adjustment to make when and if he goes back. He is supposed to next week, but this is California so who knows. I am ignoring mostly everything that comes out of Sacramento now.
I saw this and I pretty much hoped it wouldn't be a weird year. So my words for this year will be, "It is what it is."
We are going to start painting the house on Friday. The walls in this house are brown. Lots of brown. My office is Millennial pink. We wanted to get the yard done last year, because we spend so much time outside. We bought the paint and I am ready to get started. We are going to get new carpet and flooring.
I thought that was a good way to start the new year, to freshen everything up. We are going to have a man who painted our old kitchen in the other house come in and do the cabinets in this house. Its hard to decide what I am most excited about.
This year, I asked for new hooking frames. I had to pick it out because Ron didn't know what to get. So I did. Yesterday it finally got here. I found it on Etsy.
I hope you can see all three frames. Plus it came with a metal floor stand. It swivels and is very nice.
It still smells really strong of stain so its not put together yet. Its going to be so nice once I start using it. I love my old frame, but it is old and the screws are starting to pull through. So I love this and man are those grippers grippy. So that is a nice addition to my hooking life.
I am always undecided what is prettier, woods filled with snow, or the desert in the winter. I like them both.
Though California is nice after the storms are past. I am enjoying a cold winter this year. I wish you the best for this year. I have decided, to live one day at a time. These first four days have been great. Last year my words were "Finding joy in the unexpected." It sounded pretty awesome and pithy, but things happened that just knocked me around. Maybe I am getting older and smarter, but I really doubt it.
I wish you the best and I am going to try to laugh more, ignore those things that are out of my control. To just accept the changes and not get too upset when they don't. To love more and count my blessings everyday. To not drive my family crazy is big on my list this year. At least try not to drive them crazy. To try very hard to keep my opinions to myself, and look, I have done a blog post with lots of opinions.
So that one is out. I wish you the best, and really I wish you a Happy New Year, welcome 2022.