Hello, 2015.

Well, 2015 is here. I would say that it snuck up on me, but it totally didn’t. What has snuck up on me? The end of my holiday break. I go back to work Monday after being off since Christmas Eve, and my next holiday isn’t until Memorial Day. That’s over five months – plus my company is heading into busy season. Not that I’m counting or anything. It’s been so nice to have this time off, and I’m seriously going to miss it. I didn’t get nearly as much done as I thought I would but it’s been nice to have this time to recharge and have some time to myself.

Anyway, 2015 is here. I would go back and do a recap of 2014, but to be honest, I rarely read those on other blogs, so I won’t bore you with mine. Suffice it to say it was a great year, and a year of change for our family. I am hoping 2015 is a little quieter and we settle into our lives in our new home a little bit more – lots of small changes versus big ones.

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Our New Year’s Eve was quiet, as always. Gone are the days where we went out to celebrate the New Year. Instead Chris and I celebrated by actually making it until midnight (even though I fell asleep on the couch twice), saying Happy New Year, and going to bed. Ah, the exciting life of being parents to a toddler.

Abbie and I are spending the day together today, taking it easy before our weekend. Days like this where it’s just me and her are some of my favorites. All she wants to do is play and be with me, and I love it… until it makes me feel guilty that on Monday I have to go back to work. Being a working mom is tough sometimes. I’m hoping some of the small changes I’m trying to make this year make it just a little bit easier.

This kind of turned into a rambling post, but that’s just how I’m feeling today. Time continues to march on, and we just have to do our best with it every day. There’s something about a new year that rejuvenates you though, and I’m hoping it does that for me.

What are your plans this year?

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7 Responses

  1. I hear ya. I’ve been off work since Dec. 22 and I go back on Monday too. The name of the game for me in 2015 is simplicity in our life in every sense of the word. I hope you guys have had a great break and that your new year is starting off with a bang! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. So behind on comment responses around here 🙂 Hope getting back to work wasn’t too painful!

  2. I go back on Monday, too, for a teacher work day. Then back to reality with students on Tuesday. I’ve been off since 12/19, so it’ll be a shock to my system as it’s all about preparing for the state tests in April. I hate the race, the nerves and the anxiety. I don’t have any resolutions except to take it one day at a time and to stay cool. I believe little changes can make a huge difference and routines are great with toddlers. All the best in 2015! Susan

    1. I remember being so annoyed by testing as a student, and I can’t imagine it as a teacher. So much pressure! One day at a time is a perfect resolution – I think that’s a lot of different things in one!

  3. I’m 21 and I live in Las Vegas and my New Years consisted of playing Super Nintendo for a couple hours, watching some TV, seeing the Fireworks in the city from a parking garage in N. Las Vegas and then going to sleep. I feel you on the lazy New Years celebration. Life is too exhausting to stay up all night partying.

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