(Despite the name this is actually a New Year’s Post.)
I recall a time when I was first married, 20 odd years ago, that I determined that I would finish things I started. At that time, it was actually a novel idea for me, as I’m sure my parents can attest. (Sorry, again, for all those holes in the backyard.)
I think it took me about 2 years to finish all those first “un-finished” projects. But, after that I was pretty good about finishing what I had started. I mean, there would be occasional slip-ups; but overall the work got done.
I have this thing that I need everything from the past year put away before the New Year. (I do not have a clue who I got this from, but the couple of times that I have failed in this task, my entire next year has felt “unsettled”.)
So, yesterday found me scurrying around in order to put up all the Christmas stuff when I happened to glance into the other room and noticed that a crocheted blanket I had started for Garrett was lying around with its extra skeins still in the plastic bag the store put them in. I don’t like plastic bags lying around the house, so I thought to go get one of the three free cloth bags that I just recently washed.
Except that I could not find any of them! Three cloth bags, 2 ivory colored and 1 green, recently washed and folded and put. . .Where?
I still have no clue. . .
But, in my search I discovered a plastic bag filled with cross-stitch Christmas ornaments that I had started; a quilt (in another plastic bag) ready to be pieced and sewn; a scarf (in yet another plastic bag!) half knit.
Frustrated, I returned to the task of putting away Christmas stuff, only to place it into its specific attic room and discovered two projects there, 1 painting and 1 sewing, that were started and put away.
As an aside: our house has 3 attic spaces – 2 small rooms on the 3rd floor that are created out of the roof angle; and the actual attic space above the 3rd floor. I think that’s kinda cool. . .
When I came downstairs and hit the second floor – still in search of the elusive cloth bags – I discovered the decluttering I had begun, the Bible study I started, and on the computer at least 4 major projects begun. . .
In despair, I went to bed early!
And, now it is New Year’s day. . .a new “dawn”. I feel as if my resolutions have been set for me; but I shall finish them.
Mmm, maybe after I go to the store and buy some cloth bags.