Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year 2016

I repeated "twenty sixteen" several times this morning, trying to get a feel for saying it.  I think the beginning of a new calendar year is a good time to reflect, evaluate, look forward.  I find it easy to be optimistic at the dawn of a new year.
I won't be making resolutions, but I will make a list of some things I would like to do this year--things like "go gold panning," "hike new trails," and "plant a new plant."  I'd also like to make pesto from some homegrown basil to put on some homemade pasta a friend and I are conspiring to make.  Maybe we'll make some cheese and a basket out of honeysuckle.
Of course, I'll add the phrase, Deo Volente.  God willing.


  1. I have never thought about the first of the year in that light, i.e. 'Easier to be optimistic at the first of the year.' But now that you brought it up, yep methinks you are right.

    I am looking forward to living through 2016. As the years continue, I know it will become more iffy, but this year I feel good.
    I hope you get to do the things you are thinking of. Some lists and thoughts are good. Resolutions have never been much of our lives.

    But A Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Love from WILDwood.

  2. Sounds like a good start. Hope this year is a good one for you and your family.