I got to spend some time on New Year's Eve re-reading a years worth of joyful things. There were some laughs, some smiles, some tears, and immense joy recounting the joys from every single day for a year. So naturally I am going to do the same this year.
The year that shall never be mentioned by name again began on a Wednesday, so my list of daily joys because a Wednesday to Wednesday thing. Officially my weekly joy list is now moving to Friday. .2021 began then, thanks to a leap year, and since Covid is being blamed for everything else in the world I am blaming it for the 2 day difference also. So for this post only I am adding the last 2 days of the Voldemort year and starting the weekly joy countdown beginning Friday. And now I will begin to recap the daily joys as we all move onward toward 2022
Wednesday: The day was gorgeous and was truly like a spring day. My neighbor was taking down his Christmas lights wearing shorts and a tee shirt, while I padded around outside in leggings and flip flops. It was a great day for kids with new bikes!
Thursday: I spent the day taking most of the decorations down. New Years Eve was only slightly different from those we have had the past few years, except we do usually go out early for dinner. This celebration was more homecentric, with take out food, Prosecco toasts, and ringing in the New Year via television celebrations.
Friday: The few remaining Christmas items were put away and the den was returned to normal by mid-morning. We had a small family celebration not necessarily because it wsa New Year's Day but because the college football semi-finals were played. Son2 and DIl2 came over to watch the game and then join us for our traditional "lucky" NYD meal., followed by playing a new board game, and then more football. DIL3 was such a good sport because this football thing is literally a foreign concept to her as is welcoming in the New Year watching it.
Saturday: TheHub and I went out to run some errands and to give Son3 and DIl3 some time to themselves. We like to get out early before the crowds are in stores, get what we need then either get home or ride around a little just to see something different. I really do like my home, but I am so tired of it. I am hopeful that this newest wave of Covid will slow down and (fingers crossed) the vaccine will prove to be helpful and life will regain some semblance of normalcy.
Sunday: I slept late (at least late for me) and woke just in time to stream our church service. Afterward TheHub and I had. lazy sort of breakfast, which set the tome for a mostly lazy day. Lazy days are nice, but since Christmas I have had too many of them!
Monday: I did not have to do anything, so I read, the watched some of the Great British Baking Show while I cleaned out drawers and rearranged my closet. There is a great joy for the technology that allows me to watch/listen to a show while I am in the closet.
Tuesday: We went to Mom's house and sorted through some personal things that we were still unsure about. While there we found another box of photos which caused a lot of laughs. BTW when my beloved sister was in her 20's she was a BABE! If she would not kill me I would share a photo, but I do respect her privacy. We found a picture of her the night she won an ADDY( for producing a PSA) and she was smoking' hot! You will just have to trust me when I tell you she bore a striking resemblance to a young Raquel Welch in that picture.What a joy to go through decades of long past times!
Have a great week and find joy (and sow peace) wherever you can. It is always out there if you just look for it!