Happy New Year everyone. I hope everyone has a wonderful night, celebrating with friends and/or family. Remember to drive carefully!
I once read somewhere (probably in Llewllyn’s Magickal Almanac) about a superstition that whatever you did on New Year’s Day would reflect what happened to you the rest of the year. For example, if you spent the day looking for a job, you would have trouble staying employed during the year, etc. In the years since, I’ve taken that superstition to heart. Not so much because I really believe it is true, but more because I think that the first day of the year does sort of set the tone for at least the next little while. So, I don’t do any housework beyond the basics, or do laundry, or anything else really strenuous. I usually just relax on New Year’s Day, watch a little TV, read, or maybe play a game. I don’t drink usually, so I never have to deal with a hangover (what a horrible way to start the year!).
This year, keeping in mind this superstition, I plan to spend tomorrow writing, reading, and working with my Tarot cards. I would like 2004 to be a year where I care more about my spirituality. I want to care a little less about what others think and care a little more about how I feel. I want to do things and study things that interest me, rather then because I feel like I should. I may sound a little selfish, but I don’t think I am. Sometimes you’ve got to do things for yourself instead of everyone else.
As for my resolutions, I haven’t really put them into words yet. And, I think I would rather set realistic goals rather then resolutions which tend to be forgotten by February.
We’ve been getting a lot of bad news lately. And it was nicely topped off by someone stealing my cross stitched banner from our front door on the 23rd. (Why would someone steal something homemade like that? And darn it, it took me about 50 hours to make it. I want it back!) Anyway, it was about darn time that things started to turn around. Right on cue, quanta got word today that he has gotten a new job in Toronto. That means we will be moving back closer to friends and family soon. It also means that I should (hopefully) be able to find a good job too. I am very excited, but also a little nervous. There is so much to do–packing, painting, looking for a new place, etc. It will be a busy month.
I’ve changed the template for the blog. I did love the old one, but I felt like it was time for something with a bit more of a wintery feel. (Even though it strangely doesn’t feel too much like winter outside.)
This template comes from the Glen Road Girls. Thanks so much.
I haven’t had anything to add to this blog in a while because nothing has been happening. I posted on October 27th that my dad was laid off. Well, the next day quanta was laid off from his job. So, that pretty much put all plans on hold for a good long while.
Honestly, I am kind of glad. All this wedding planning stuff is a bit much for me. There are so many things to decide on, and I can’t help but feel it doesn’t matter all that much. Who, besides me, is going to remember the exactly colour I picked for my napkins and whether it match or clashed with my flowers and the bridesmaids’ dressed. (To tell you the truth, I don’t care all that much either.)
I can’t help but feel a little cheated too. Mostly because quanta’s parents don’t care much for us getting married. I’ve only met his mom once, and that was a good six months before we got engaged. Neither of his parents have offered us any congratulations, nor have the made any effort to get to know my parents.
I guess it could be worse. They could hate me instead of mildly disliking me.
I’m fighting off my annual end of the year cold. It isn’t a very pleasant way to end the year. But, at least it means I can have a couple of naps a day without feeling particularly guilty.
I was fairly productive this morning, before my on coming cold started to knock me out. Our Christmas tree is down, and all the decorations are put away. It has been up since the last weekend of November, which I think is more then long enough, especially since there are no little ones around to enjoy it.
As you may know, I am Wiccan, so, I don’t really celebrate Christian Christmas. Instead, I see it more as a holy time of year for many faiths, including Wicca, as well as a time of year to spend time with family and friends. I do set up a Nativity scene under our tree, sort of as a hold over to my childhood. (And hey, Jesus had some really good messages for the world. I’ve got nothing against him at all.)
This year, more then most, I am glad the holiday season is pretty much over. The last couple of months have been a bit hard, with quanta and Dad both being laid off. I’m so looking forward to the new year, and hoping that things will improve.