The first month of 2012 is over - well just about over. A few hours to go. And it is really cold. FREEZING in fact and due to get much colder in the next couple of days. Switzerland is due to get much much colder too. Siberian blasts on the way.
The month has flown by, but then there have been walks in the mountains, much snow and ice, fun with family and Jean in the Alps, Swiss bargains on the sales, flights home, trains and planes and..... you know the song. Home. Christmas down and packed away, presents finally opened, new hair cut, back to normal, aquarobics and aquazumba, washing, tidying, dusting, vacuuming, skyping with my kids, coffee with friends, supermarkets, and my lovely warm and soft bed.
Playing with my granddaughter, dollies, pushchairs and wiggles. I am a "good reacher" (I could reach things high up!!) and a "good girl" (when I did what she wanted me to do) and I wore a fairy costume to a "party" (around my neck). This month I have been a mum, daughter, sister, moregranny, friend, patient, customer, pupil, client.......
Crocheting ripples here and ripples in the Alps, baking, dreaming, reading (I am still on that Luci Swindoll book), snoozing in front of the TV, catching up with friends, making posies, taking photos. I have kept up the line a day project, and the Project 366 - a photo a day. Even if I sometimes remember at 11pm and resort to taking a photo of the weather forecast on the computer. It is still a photo. Eating 3 meals a day and cutting out snacks....there has to be some good news on the weight front but I have not checked yet. Does the fact that the jeans now slide off without me undoing the buttons count??? I hope so.
And the "joy"........ I am trying, but I know I need to do much more focusing on just what it means to look for joy - find joy. Laugh more. Mind you, I have to say that exhaustion and barristers etc do not make a particularly joyous combination. Not yet, anyway. But you never know......
I wanted to make a mosaic of photos, but I have forgotten how to do one. Maybe tomorrow. If I remember how.
January has been a busy month. Busy is good. Therefore, January has been good.