I typically love the week between Christmas and New Years. In general, it's an opportunity to rest after the rush of the holidays & to reflect on the year that is coming to close while also preparing for the year to come.
I spend the week between in cozy clothes. I jot notes about things that worked well in home management this past year and I dream about ways to make life run more smoothly in the year to come. I plan goals, write to-do lists, watch old movies & enjoy finding homes for presents.
This year I started planning for this week before it even arrived. Last year's goal-setting was so....off the mark. For starters, I set some great goals.....but I didn't take into account the new little life that would be joining our family. As I've mentioned time and time again....we're just "getting by" here.
And sometimes that's okay.
But as I look to 2012, I'm filled with ideas of how to make life more efficient....how to make time for what's really important...and how to create margin in the day-day "must dos".
I'm planning to re-vamp our chore schedule, my planner/planning system, do a major organization overhaul, carve out time to sharpen some skills, tackle some DIY projects in our home to truly make it our home.
I have "to read in 2012" list to be written, planning sheets to be designed and printed, a new filing system to be set up....and so on...
...however, this year's "week between" is knocking us all down. From teething to colds, and most recently, a stomach bug, we are all slowly falling down. I'm typing this while I rest in bed during naptime for the kids...praying that I don't fall victim to the stomach bug myself.
So the "week between" may be a little delayed this year---but the thought is there....and while sick, the rest & old movie watching is also present.