A New Year, A New Diary
A Patchwork Quilt
Happy New Year!
Is it just me and my fanciful mind, but does anyone else wake up on New Year’s day and think that things should feel different? New maybe, hopeful or even fresh? I woke up yesterday morning after a late night ~ we wanted to bring in two New Years, one in France and one in the UK, so we watched the fireworks at Midnight in Paris and London, on the TV of course; but when I tumble out of bed on the first day of the New Year, I am always vaguely disappointed that it never feels “different”. The same chores are waiting, and the same bills are there waiting to be paid, as well as the same weather ~ damp but mild. I know it’s silly, but even at my age, I still expect life to be different, like turning over a new page on an old book…….I expect a newness to pervade my life…….
However, there is one action, a New Year action, that makes me feel hopeful and invigorated, a little job that I always look forward to with that eternal feeling of newness and excitement ~ it’s simply taking down the old calendars and hanging up the new calendars; then, it’s writing that first entry into a brand new diary ~ always in ink for me, I am still a fountain pen user…..the dark black impression on the first page stamps an air or continuity somehow, almost like the first word in a new novel…..it leads me to explore the rest of the dairy, adding new addresses and copying birthday and anniversary dates ~ it’s a record of what’s to come, important dates that never change ~ it’s stability recorded and stamped out for the New Year, a cyclical record that makes me feel hopeful. A new diary and calendar marks the New Year for me, much more than fireworks and champagne. I wanted to share some of my December photos in this post, in the form of a Patchwork Quilt of images, not a list of recipes or a “round up” of the year, but a simple step back for just one month……..I am looking forward to many more posts in 2012 and I would just like to thank all my followers for making my first six months of blogging so rewarding and enjoyable.
See you later with a new recipe, or two!
(All the images used on my Patchwork Quilts were taken by me and were posted throughout December 2011.)