There are only a few hours left before the year 2007 will pass into history.
And here I sit, the rumination of the the past 11+ months trying to mill around my brain.
What have I done? What can I look back on and say "Ah, yes"?
And the truth is I don't know.
And the even truer truth is I don't even care.
Because, really, why? To what end?
No, I would so much rather look into the New Year, blank page that it is. Or hopefully more appropriately, an untrodden path.
What will I do instead of what have I done.
I have so many exciting things to look forward to this coming year - another child heading off to college, baby goats (hopefully!), shifting the career to focus more on our farm ... so many things.
I have always loved New Year's Eve. As a child I remember parties long into the night with many families and friends. As an adult, hubby and I had the great fortune to rekindle those festivities in our own home. However, the past two years, and again this year, hubby ended up working through New Year's Eve and we had to forego the parties.
I miss being with my family and friends, kicking the old year in the pants and ringing in the new. I miss the hugs and kisses, the conversation, the smiles and laughter, the food, the music into the wee hours of the morning...
But, even though I won't get to spend "the moment" with my family and friends (or even my hubby!), it still doesn't lose its magic for me. I still feel like I am stepping off the ledge of a rock cliff and falling into the crystal blue waters of the New Year.
So much potential! So much promise!
There is nothing like the feeling of a fresh start.
So, dear blogger friends, here is my New Year's Toast to you.
... raise your glasses ...
May the new year bring peace for your mind, love for your heart, health for your body and happiness for your spirit...
May you feel fulfilled in your work, joyous in your play, and content in your home...
May you always have shelter for your head and enough food for your belly...
and may you drink up every last drop of the crystal blue New Year with an unquenchable thirst for life.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIENDS!