The tradition holds that you should spend New Year's Eve with the people you want to spend the upcoming year with, and that New Year's Day should be spent doing what it is you would like to be doing in the upcoming year. New Year's Eve will indeed be spent with people I love and hope to spend lots and lots of time with during 2011. New Year's Day will be spent driving Oldest Son and one of his roommates back to school. Not exactly at the top of my list of things to do. So I have decided to spend the entire first week of the year doing all the things I love and all the things I plan to continue. My week will look something like this:
Saturday - arrive home from a long drive, put the house back in order after the holidays
Sunday - spin, knit, put my office back together after Oldest Son's visit, Patons post
Monday -Pommegranate Champagne Jelly, more fiber fun, update the new calendar, blog schedule, Youngest Daughter gets her braces off, Punk Domestics post
Tuesday - TBD winter jam, fiber fun, reacquaint myself with the current fiction project, writing schedule
Wednesday - tweak non-fiction proposal for individual publishers, dentist, Guild meeting
Thursday - make appointment for girlie exams, grape Jelly for Youngest Son, fiber fun (of course)
Friday - light candles, buy a couple clear containers, move yarn and fiber around, pedicure
Saturday - consult with Husband about building a workspace for me in the new kitchen (kids keep coming home to visit and my office in not the serene place it once was), spinning, garden
I also plan to spend time with Husband, buy some new clothes (mine are old and WAY too big), cook up a storm, and write a New Year's card to the family.
This is about as perfect a week as I am able to plan. Monday, Wednesday and Friday the kids have TKD which requires me to take the car out of the driveway. The rest the days I hope not to drive at all. Fingers crossed.
What would your perfect week at home look like?