I have so many things on my mind that I'd like to accomplish this year. I started out with grand ideas for decluttering and organizing--and I made great headway in the laundry room so far. Todd said I doubled it's size just by organizing it. I wish that would work on the rest of the house! I have recently had an urge to push the wall of our kitchen/family room into the backyard about 20 feet because I feel cramped and cluttered. Six years and two children change your idea of the perfect floor plan and how much space you need. However, being unable to justify an expansion of this sort, I will resist my urge (unless, of course, we receive a huge unexpected windfall). We truly don't need one inch more of space. We have more than most of the world and I live in our space quite happily most of the time.
I think it's that new year itch for change. I want to cook new dishes. (I tried a Chicken Piccata recipe tonight, but wasn't enamoured with the results.) I've been trying to get the kids (and myself) outside for a little while every day. I want to run more--could I maybe run a half marathon? I want to read more. I really need to write more. This