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New Year’s Eve is just another evening leading to just another day

We always end the year with a good dinner. Tonight it was crab and steak. Here's to 2014 and warm wishes for a happy 2015.
We always end the year with a good dinner. Tonight it was crab and steak. Here’s to 2014 and warm wishes for a happy 2015.

I wanted to write the perfect lead. You know, the best first sentence; an attention-grabbing graph; a captivating summation of 2014, or a provocative beginning to 2015. But I came up with nothing.

December 31 is just another night. January 1 is just another day. The significance of a new year and a fresh start is a bit hard to grasp when the house is in disarray from Christmas break projects, most of our family has been sick in the last week–with the tiniest one currently stricken by the flu–and no official New Year’s Eve plans except writing, painting the living room and waiting to hear the shrieks of the kids when they (along with their dad) finally finish the K’Nex roller coaster.

Of course there isn’t anywhere else I’d rather be. These are my people. This is my family. They got me here, the amused me every day of 2014 and cheered me up when times were sad. I want to spend every day with them and can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for our family of five.

That’s not to say I don’t have a 2015 Bucket List. I have a few things I want to check off my “to do” list this year.

  • Take my time. I generally rush things so I need to slow it down. I’ll even try to eat slower.
  • Use my sewing machine more.
  • Teach my girls how to cheer on their friends, family and even people they don’t know.
  • Read as much as possible.
  • Write more letters.
  • Finally find my way through my mental jungle and come out stronger on the other side.

Maybe I’ll get them all completed, maybe I won’t. But at least I’ll have Jacob, Ashlynn, Madison and Kaelynn around while I try. That’s the best part.

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