It’s nice to be back in this space,
weeks away, weeks with family at my side
long evening dinners, late night talks,
early bedtimes, afternoon naps, chapters and chapters read in books,
movies with hands held,
midnight gift wrapping,
and on and on.
It’s good to keep a laptop zipped up once and a while,
family close to a hip, a mind out in conversation with those around.
I’m refreshed and it feels great.
Hello, I’ve missed you.
Today started with a late morning wake
sun’s light filtering in
over eight hours sleep
exactly the way we had decided
to start anew
11:50 pm, New Year’s
Want to stay up for the Space Needle fireworks
or hurry and brush teeth and run into bed? said Luke.
We picked up Olive on our way,
snuggled her polar bear pajama tiny self
smooshed her between us
told her it was almost a new year
barely, she woke
sheets taut before midnight.
A new year,
pancakes with fresh raspberry syrup
long cups of coffee
Betty : spend more time snuggling stuffies (her stuffed animals), a true testament to a fall and winter full of play productions, piano, swim team, soccer.
Lucy: to become a better reader, a longer underwater swimmer.
Olive: to be better at yoga, like tree and cobra, although she said, Be awesome at yoda, like twee and codra.
Luke made a resolution to not make a resolution, like always, but when pressed he said, I will finish our home addition.
I want to bring back simple joys, so I won’t be buying a coffee nearly each day. Just think of the cash I’ll save. I have a fancy, schmancy machine for goodness sake. I’m placing time in my morning to make my own froth, time in my month for a coffee date or two with someone I want to catch up with to enjoy a mocha in a ceramic cup, or better yet, invite a pal over for a kitchen coffee chat.
Near noon I met a few friends on a sunny secret beach
polar bear dip in 46.8 degree water
my second year loving how it stalls a mind, races a heart.
I’m back in this space, wondering
what are your resolutions?