It has been a rather long festive period and after 2 weeks of Coronavirus, I am exstremly happy to enter the new year virus-free and feeling a lot more like myself.
Although I’m still getting very tired when I exert myself, I’m happy to say that I don’t feel anywhere near as bad as I did over Christmas. You can read my blog Covid for Christmas here
How we spent new year
This year, both our new years eve and new years day were very quiet. We chose to celebrate at home with a small braai and late-night movies. How parenting changes your once wild party days. Also, I normally fall asleep long before the midnight curfew.
We had told Hamish he could stay up until midnight, he was, however, asleep by 9 pm. We were both in bed by 12.01 am. Hopefully next year we are less worn out and stay awake till the wee hours or not.
New years day we spent at home playing board games and nibbling on the braai meat from the day before. It was very relaxing and as neither of us had much of an appetite due to post covid symptoms, this was the easiest way to keep fed and recovering.
We did however run out to Makro and buy Hamish his new bicycle with the money his Uncle sent him. Finding a bicycle post-Christmas is also like looking for a needle-in-a-haystack. We eventually found a really great BMX and he tested it out in-store.
The bicycle was a huge hit and he took to it like a duck to water. Before we knew it he was zooming down the complex driveway and my poor mother-heart was just about bursting as I envisioned him rolling down that hill at 10km an hour. He didn’t thankfully and seems to know where the brakes are at least.
New year resolutions or lack thereof
As the new year starts I must admit this is most likely the first year that I’ve not made a New years resolution list. I don’t have my word of the year or even a new vision board planned out.
My goals for the year haven’t been set and I don’t even have a New year, new me plan. No calendar, no diary, and no new journal waiting to be started.
Why do you ask?
Mostly because I honestly haven’t felt well enough to do it but also I think, because the last two years have been so unpredictable that I’m in a mental state of just winging it and hoping for the best.
This doesn’t seem like the most logical plan to set intentions for the year, even if it is the most realistic in pandemic times, so I will most likely work on these as we enter the new week.
However, I want to leave you with the words that hit home for me this year …..
Happy New year everyone. May 2022 bring you health, wealth, happiness, and an abundance of love.