We made the best of the last few weeks of winter. It involved a lot of walks…
Along with some fiddle practicing & bird watching…
A few naps…
And definitely a lot of snuggling…
We’ve got lots of projects planned for spring. I’m anxious to get started. First up for me will be getting the garden spots cleaned up and ready for planting. Nathan’s been focusing on the shed.
As for the pack, Pete & Osa will be putting all their energy into some pond swimming, Jetson plans on countless hours of fetch with various items he finds, & Monkey just plans to keep pretending he’s one of the dogs.
Resolution is defined as a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
The new year always presents this idea. To a lot of people, the new year is a gateway to a fresh start. It’s a way to put the past behind us and move forward in a better and (hopefully) more positive direction. I can’t deny that I too am intrigued by the idea of ‘starting over’ with each new year. There are always things about myself I’d like to improve upon. While this is true, I try not to go too overboard with any resolutions I make. Sometimes the smallest changes can have the most impact.
I know we’re already halfway through January, but I thought I’d share some of my resolutions here to hopefully help hold myself accountable. I’m also sharing some recent pics of the pack and I enjoying one of our first snowy days of the winter.
- Don’t let the actions of negative/toxic people affect my mood. This is a big one for me. I’ve started countless days in a great mood only to realize someone around me has completely ruined it with their negative behavior. Realizing that I am in control of my own thoughts, feelings and how I react to the people that surround me is something I have been consciously working on.
- Taking time to enjoy the day instead of rushing through it. I always find myself starting my days with a to do list & then spending my days with the constant urge to cross things off of that list. While it is nice to get things done, not everything needs to be done as soon as possible. There are many more important things that happen day to day that should be enjoyed. I owe a lot of this feeling to Izzy. ❤ ❤ ❤
- Spend more time with family. There is really no need to explain this one. Family is everything to me. Time is precious.
- Devote more time to myself. I’d like to spend more time doing things that I enjoy; things that make me feel good about myself. Yoga is one of the more recent things I’ve discovered that I really enjoy. My overall mood has improved since I began taking early morning hot yoga classes. I never expected to love it so much. I’m not a morning person, but after becoming aware of how much better I feel if I get up and take some time out for myself, I’m slowly becoming one.
Happy New Year.
~ Lacey ~