Happy New Year and welcome, 2013!!
We celebrated the new year by gathering in the lounge at midnight to watch the London firework display, so I could do my annual "Let's take photos of the TV to keep" thing. We have a lovely view here in the warm house, although I have to say, I would love to be there one day to see it all for myself. In real life. The theme was a celebration of the Jubilee and the Olympics and Paralympics. London shone. The city was at its very finest last summer, and they did the whole country proud. There were so many smiles and it made such a wonderful difference. And their fireworks last night/this morning were spectacular.
So we ooh-ed and aah-ed and I took the photos. And then everyone crawled into bed.
See? I can take photos of the TV screen. Getting close enough, without kneeling and without getting the reflection of the lights on the tree was a mathematical moment of brilliance. And without blocking the screen from the others.
Oh, London, I do love your skyline!
I have decided to keep my word as "JOY" for this year. I am reading a wonderful book called "Do you know who I AM?" by Angela Thomas, and that, coupled with Ann's story today confirmed the decision. I am going in pursuit of joy each and every day and I will find it, no matter where it hides from me, and then there will be the laughter which follows and the sense of peace I know will come.
So JOY it is. Falling forward, not backwards. Looking ahead, not behind. Using the mistakes of yesterday to keep plodding onward. And this so suits my nature, which has always been positive. Not an hour ago, I was looking in the fridge, at all the scraps of left overs for something to make for lunch. I heated some sausage rolls, and saw the packet of blueberries in a back corner, so I hauled out all the ingredients and made that wonderful Pinterest cake.
We have just eaten a third of it. AND it is delicious. A triumph. That makes me smile.
I must say that having no transport over the holiday period is not great. There are places my daughter would love to be and people she is so keen to see and the car has to be fixed first. Public transport is not great around here during holidays either. I am having to practice patience too. I hate being without a working car.
However, she did do all the dusting and polishing this morning - the sun shows up all the dust and the grubby windows and.......... I can't see it on the grey days, of course! Did I mention that 2013 has started with the most beautiful sunny day? The skies are blue and it cheers the spirits immensely. A really good start to the new year.
2013............. I wonder what you will be bringing. Anticipation. I am waiting in anticipation of adventures, and laughter, and resolutions and fun.