Thursday, January 5, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year everyone! I just wanted to drop in and say 'hi' and wish everyone the best for 2012. I think it's shaping up to pretty awesome so far. I have faith in this year. Don't ask me why. I really have no idea.
I wish I could say I had some awesome cooking or baking for you today, but I don't. I did make some preserves as gifts over the holidays, which was a lot of fun and I'll definitely have to make some more this summer when I can take advantage of all the fresh produce.

Normally I'm not one for making resolutions, but I'm changing it up this year because....well, because why not? So here goes:

1. Write on this blog at least once a month. I'm not going to count this post as January's because I have no recipes, or pictures, or food experiences for you. And really, that's the whole point of this blog isn't it? So expect another one this month.

2. Work on my next novel. Whatever that might be. Slightly attached to that resolution is the one to send my current novel to a few more publishers.

3. Eat less take out. (I have less than high hopes for that one, but hey a girl can try).

4. Keep in better touch with my friends. I had such a fantastic New Years Eve with some people that I don't see nearly often enough and it reminded me that I'm really terrible at keeping in touch with people. So there it is. Pick up the phone more. Call people! You should do it too.

5. Be more positive. I'm really going to try with this one. It's hard sometimes, when the drudgery of everyday life gets you down, to remember that we have it pretty good around here. So yes, positivity. Maybe I should tattoo it somewhere. You know, so I don't forget.

Anyway. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season celebrating whatever it is you happen to celebrate (even if it's just that our days are progressively getting longer now). Enjoy the new year. Enjoy the fresh start.

And because I can't leave this blog without a picture, here's one of the Brooklyn Bridge from when I was in New York this summer. As reminder of warm weather. And as a reminder that sometimes the flaws are kinda cool.