Let's party like it's 2009

Okay, only a decade late, but 2009 is shaping up to be a good one. Here is how the end of 2008 and the start of the new year have looked for me so far:

apple cinnamon cookie bake-a-thon

Christmas picnic under the gum trees

then it was on to the real work:

planting our front garden beds with lovely plants and flowers

and painting our hallway (all the patchyness are imperfections/cracks that I dug out, plastered, and sanded to a lovely smooth painting surface, ha.)

phew! Definitely a working holiday, but a happy one. And I'm excited for 2009.

One of the big things I'm hoping to do (besides continuing to paint our entire house) is to have a bit more time to work on my own children's book ideas. Because I have some. And the process can take years, so I at least want to start.

I'm a bit hesitant to actually put it in writing, but oh well, here we go... This Year, I want to make time to create a dummy of a book idea. There, I said it. No pressure or anything. But I always reckon starting is the hardest part, except for finishing of course.

So all the best to you for 2009 - I hope it's a fantastic one!