I started the new year with high hopes and the anticipation of great change. I was bound and determined that 2011 was going to be different from the seemingly endless stream of trials and tribulations of the past. No resolutions were made, but I had a confident knowledge that, one way or the other, things were going to change-- for the better, around these parts.
But in the short six days we've called 2011, so far things have not worked out as planned. For starters the whole "be healthier" thing does not match the monster cold I've been battling since New Year's day.
My puffy eyes, red nose and unpleasant disposition, along with the use of at least nine boxes of Kleenex, have not made me a happy camper. I'm pretty sure that will be evident to the plumber who is scheduled to arrive sometime today between 8am and wheneverthehellhefeelslikegettinghere-- Because, after spending an ungodly amount of money on sewer and plumbing repairs in 2010, two toilets are backed up... into the bathtub.
I was hoping for change a little more along the lines of spending less/enjoying more, quality time vs long work weeks for my husband, living in the moment not cursing the moment I heard the toilet girgling-- you know, things that would change our overall quality of life... for the better.
In all honestly, I was really, really ready a fresh start and a better attitude after a year that felt like one up hill battle after another. With great excitement and positive energy, I watched on television as the ball dropped in New York's Time Square. A relief washed over me as I saw people from around the world gather to celebrate the start of a new decade; and I thanked the lord for giving me the good sense never to be part of a mass crowd of over one million crazy, drunk people on New Year's Eve wearing really bad hats in 40 degree weather.
I felt renewed.
But alas, now, as I sit watching the clock tick away and the list of out-of-the-house errands I need to run grows, I'm guessing, at least for today, I need to reset my expectations and look forward to a fresh start to the new year.... beginning tomorrow, or the next day. Because one way or the other, change is coming.
Happy New Year!
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