The things I hate most about this time of the year is not the cold, the ice, the rain, the dark or even the snow, it is the endless rehashing the year just past. It is almost as though they think we had been in a catatonic state and totally unaware of what was happening for the past twelve months. One or two TV programmes would be OK, but it does seem monotonously prevalent everywhere to have a reprise of news items not even cold. I am beginning to sound like a grumps, but I would much rather be looking forward to the highlights of next year [and not through holiday programmes, thankyou!] than looking at something so recent that it isn’t even old enough to call history.
I want to be optimistic and imagine that most of next year is going to be better than some of the times of 2013, and not just for me, but for everyone. I would like people to be not just happy but content, which is so much better if you think about it. To me the state of happiness has a temporary air, whilst contentment sounds much more permanent and brings happiness with it anyway.
I don’t make New Years resolutions – the ones I ought to make I wouldn’t be able to keep and the ones I could make would be the ones I would do anyway so a pointless exercise, I can’t even keep a diary for long, so this blog is the only record of my doings, the few things I am happy with and the many bloopers, from which I’ve learned something [usually what a klutz I am]. So I will be continuing this blog through 2014 [d.v.] and hopefully kicking my sewing up a notch. Most of my clothes are made by me and I happily wear my ‘me mades’ every day now – something I didn’t think I would do twelve months ago, so a little progress. I need to get more serious with it – I’ve done a lot of comparatively easy stuff, blouses, shirts, skirts etc., and made a foray into underwear, but I need to progress with that too and up my game. SO, the games afoot Watson…let the fun begin and enjoy the coming year everyone.