Good Things + New Year’s Notes

Time to get again at it. Our Christmas ruin was once very calm and uneventful, apart from one fast shuttle to Charleston for a basketball match. We had an early January party right here with my ma and pa since we didn’t trip to them this 12 months. Through the years, I’ve discovered that letting the weblog opt for some time to revel in actual lifestyles issues is excellent for the soul–and my thoughts.  I’m beginning this 12 months with a couple of “excellent issues”, some weblog trade and my new 12 months’s intentions (that are far more non-committal than resolutions).

good things Jan 2023

My per month listing of excellent issues.

A big pleated lamp coloration for $20. (Additionally is available in a smaller measurement for $10. I’m the usage of each sizes and feature the small ones on some swing-arm wall lamps.)

Those cleaning soap dispensers for my kitchen counter.

A heavy puffer jacket with a drawstring waist.

Artwork prints from this store for my youngest son’s room.

Those (underneath $10) lip crayons.

Vast crossbody bag alternative straps in a ton of patterns.

This males’s hoodie (for me) that I stored seeing beneficial on Instagram.

I really like those shoes, particularly the no-tie prime tops.

My kitchen countertop lamp is again in inventory.

This denim shacket. (Runs large.)

A comfortable pajama set. (To be had in a Valentine print.)


A few blog-related issues.

  • I fastened my electronic mail subscription hyperlink. (I feel.) I’ve had a large number of problems with this and everybody stopped getting emails after I posted one thing new. You’ll be able to now join at the sidebar underneath my profile image (in the event you’re on a desktop) or scroll all the way down to the ground of this web page in the event you’re on a cell software. Simply input your electronic mail deal with within the field and hit subscribe. (Let know if you want extra assist.)
  • I’m additionally reformatting my per month publication in the event you’d love to subscribe. It’ll be a handy guide a rough bulleted listing of a laugh unearths, what I’m studying and dressed in, house initiatives I’m operating on, and a recap of that month’s weblog posts. My subsequent one is going out early subsequent week.

New 12 months intentions (however now not resolutions).

Extra strolling. I’m a lovely common walker anyway, however I latterly found out a podcast the place the woman is round 60 and has walked each and every unmarried day for the remaining 10 years. I really like the idea of that purpose, even if I’m now not positive it might paintings in my present season of lifestyles. However, I do consider that shifting plus sunshine is magic.

Donating furnishings and different issues I’m now not the usage of. I plan to prevent maintaining on to objects for a “one day” state of affairs. My dad and I labored on cleansing out our attic garage whilst he was once right here. I donated a sofa and a suite of chairs which have been taking over precious area for years as a result of any individual would possibly wish to use them someday. Information flash: they received’t. And, truthfully, I may just in finding every other nice sofa on Fb Market in quarter-hour when the time comes.

Day studying with out guilt. Why do I think dangerous if I take quarter-hour to learn any time but even so prior to I’m going to bed? I’m going to do extra studying whilst I consume lunch.

Internet hosting once more. I haven’t had a bunch of folks over since prior to Covid. The longer I don’t do it, the larger process it sort of feels to change into in my thoughts. Order the meals. Take the time. Existence is brief and unpredictable. I leave out seeing my pals.

Instagram. Determine what the heck I’m doing. Or now not. It looks like this large, worrying factor I’ve were given to determine if I wish to stay alongside of it for my weblog’s sake. However, it’s most commonly stuffed with ridiculous issues. I don’t wish to percentage all of my trade for “engagement” and you almost certainly don’t wish to pay attention about it, both. Simply excited about all of this for now. . .

Did you put any intentions for the brand new 12 months?