I suppose I should have written this post yesterday, but like Turkey's For Life, I believe that the first day of every new year is a free day, one to sleep in late and nurse your hangover (my words, not theirs!). Which is, ahem, what I did for half of the day yesterday. The other half Jeff and I spent watching the first movie in the "Twilight" series, which I seriously think made some of the whorls of my brain unravel. Sparkly vampires? Really? This is what has been captivating America these past couple of years?
Like most years, I have not made any hard and fast resolutions. I tend not to buy into arbitrary deadlines, such as the end and beginning of a year, or a birthday. I prefer instead to let life throw at me what it may and make flexible plans to go along with it.
Sure, there's a few things I'd like to do this year, or in the near future at least. I'd like to go to Paris for the first time this May to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. I'd like to change slightly the direction of this blog and include more posts about cooking, particulary about Turkish cuisine. I'd like to buy a large Turkish carpet (not a kilim) for my salon. I would like to find a better balance between my virtual friends and my real life friends. I'd like to finally learn how to make pie crust, although I think I say this every year and I never do it. Who knows? This could be my year!
I hope it's your year too. I hope that all of our resolutions -- whether meticulously planned in advance, or written on a napkin at 11:44pm on Dec. 31, or sort of lumped together in a random blog post -- come to fruition this year.
And if they don't -- well, I hope this turns out to be a rockin' year anyway.
Happy New Year, everybody!