I'll be starting my 5th year of blogging later this month and I know this isn't the first year I have said in my first post of the year that it is a good thing that I didn't make a resolution to blog more this year. I'm not sure why the first post of the year is hard for me, but I have some ideas. I think it is mostly because I think I should, like so many people do, write about profound thoughts I have about the new year or ambitious resolutions I have made. Well, the truth is that I am hoping for 2013 to be a good year, but I don't really have any profound thoughts about it, and I don't usually make resolutions, ambitious or otherwise, so I put it off until all the new year hoopla has passed.
On top of that "excuse" the first week of the new year has been a pretty busy one for me. On New Years Day I attended a wonderful new year/housewarming party at my son-in-law's dad's family's new home in Fort Collins. I worked a couple of days, saw a couple of movies and dragged myself to the gym a couple of times (no resolutions about that, just a continuing effort), attended a funeral and caught up on the season 2 episodes of Downton Abbey that I had missed. (Season 3 starts tonight....are you a fan?)
Also this week we celebrated a family birthday.......my middle granddaughter, Ellis Jae, called EJ, turned 5. A little girl who is very resistant to change, she was in tears the night before her birthday because she wouldn't be 4 any more. She seems to have adjusted to her new age and is both as sweet and as ornery as she was at 4. We will continue to celebrate with a family cake and ice cream party today.
So, as I start a new year and another year of blogging with nothing profound or ambitious I do want to very sincerely say how much I appreciate the friends I have made through blogging. I am grateful for the ones I have met more recently and for those who have been with me from the beginning. I hope the coming year is a good one for all of us.