Happy.New.Year.

Bye-Bye Old Year; hello, New Year.

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Initially, I was hellbent on getting out of dodge for the holiday. I was dreaming of a cabin buried in the side of a mountain, crusted with snow. The more I thought about it though, the more I didn’t want to go anywhere after all. I enjoy my bed…immensely.

I decided to throw a party at home with just our family. Party bags containing hourly “events” like watching a movie, playing board games, making confetti poppers, pictures in the “photo booth” I’d set up in our living room, snacks, etc. occupied our evening until 2012 was history. At that point, it was all kid champagne, sparklers, pop-its, and smoke bombs…followed by excessive coughing.

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It couldn’t have been a better evening.

My New Year’s resolution: to simplify.

I look around my home and can seriously purge 50% or more of its contents and would not miss it. Less is more. I look forward to having much less.

Cheers to 2013.