Happy New Year!
The days are already getting longer, and I’m smiling a lot.
I am moving slowly but steadily into 2013. (I’ve already managed to write “2012” on two forms!)
I don’t have any resolutions per se because I was already working on lots of projects BEFORE the New Year. I will share a few of them here with you:
I am trying to get my body and my singing voice into better shape.
I am determined to FINISH my book about my mother (the first three chapters are already laid out–hooray!).
I am trying to keep better track of my finances … and to make keeping track of them easier by generating more income.
And I’m trying to enjoy every moment I can.
I have other ambitions, but those are good ones with which to start.
My family and I rang the New Year in with a bang yesterday. I had to test a recipe for molasses taffy so we invited several of my nephew Michael’s young neighbors over to help pull.
We ended up with TWELVE children in my sister-in-law Leigh’s kitchen, pulling and eating their hearts out.
The recipe will appear in the book about my mother, which will be called “Pulling Taffy.” I haven’t literally pulled taffy since I was a little girl, when my mother often organized taffy pulls for my birthday.
She was a little more organized in the kitchen than I am. Despite my disorganization our crowd had fun making the candy and consuming it. And while the children pulled the grownups chatted about memories and recipes and life.
It was a lovely way to pay tribute to my mother … and to start 2013.
I wish you all good food, good company, and peace. I hope readers will let me know what THEY are planning for this year by commenting below.