I've been thinking about holidays. It's sort of that time of year. Christmas was lovely. We stayed home and wore our jammies most of the day. But on the 26th I was so very, very finished with all the rig-a-ma-role that is Christmas these days. I took down every stitch of Christmas stuff (excepting the Christmas cards, because I really love christmas cards from all you dear people) and felt very relieved. New Years' is a horse of a different color. The prep work on my part involves coordinating with friends to find a party and booking a sitter. That's it. Then I go to a great party, for which I get to dress fancy, with people I adore. The next morning I sleep late and wake up to a clean slate and a fresh start. I get to spend this month evaluating my life and cleaning out closets. Maybe I'm a little nutty, but that feels like heaven to me. My heart of hearts feels all happy and snuggly at the thought of a new beginning and spotless linen closets. So. This month I will be posting about all the things I am trying to do better, you know, so I have to be accountable and all. I'm so very thrilled by the prospect.