Okay.  So here I am at my computer. Finally. The last month has been whirlwind of disruptions and reordering.  We have been decorating, celebrating, and traveling. Then we were cleaning up and putting away.  We have been sick and healthy.  One of us left the country for a week, but one of us stayed.  We have been juggling, considering, and simplifying.

We have just left that time of year where we come together with our family and friends over meals, conversations, and parties.  We receive these gifts and also we give the gifts we hand picked out for the people we care about.  It is a season of joy and exhaustion.  It is also the season of endings and new beginnings.

The old routines have started up again, and my weekly rhythm returns.  The children are also back into their routines.  What a relief this is for all!  Except…well, except that nothing is as it was before.  I have noticed that my children are interested in different activities and are working on different developmental things.  I have also noticed that my priorities have shifted as I have set new goals and expectations for myself.  I am not sure what the point of it all is, except to say that nothing stays the same.  We all know this, but somehow we build our routines around expecting the same as what happened the day before.  I am so guilty of this. I need to make sure I can fit it all in and not miss a beat.

I want to end my first short blog post back by saying lets be open to the newness of the year and what those changes may bring.

I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you all a Happy New Year!

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