How are you doing? I’ve already enjoyed one pot of coffee today, and started a new one just for you my friend. Despite the fact that I’ve already enjoyed a whole pot of coffee today, I feel so relaxed. Are you relaxed? It’s the 26th, Christmas was great, and I don’t have to be back at work until January 11th, 2021.
How was Christmas? I know you just celebrated yesterday, if you are in the US. I believe most of my readers are, everyone is welcome here of course, no matter where you are. Here in Sweden we celebrated Christmas on the 24th. Santas elves had filled the stockings, and Santa himself put presents under the tree. It was a magical day. My daughter decided our meny for the day, I had already made the ham for my son (he is the only one that really enjoy roasted ham. I enjoy making it for him.) The meny for our Christmas celebration included homemade Swedish meatballs, gingerbread cookies, lots of chocolate, oranges, and homemade pizza in the evening. Maybe everything wasn’t classical traditional, but at least some was. Christmas was good, now I’m ready to take the tree out..LOL.
I’ve put one more shelf together for our new apartment, it’s a low bookshelf, of the same model as the ones I have. I’ve also got a couple big Monstera Deliciosa plants and one Dracaena, to help divide the space in the living room that I am using as my bedroom. I am happy with the result. Speaking of plants, I’m making an experiment. I’ve started cherry tomatoes and bell peppers, from seed, in my windowsill. They are still tiny, but I want to see if my new, huge windows let enough light in to grow during the darkest time of the year. It just might work. I want to see if it does. If it doesn’t, no harm done, I’ll invest in growing lights next winter. If it does work, well, that would be fabulous! Spring is after all only three months away, can you believe it? Of course I am hoping for a lot of fun in the snow before then, but realistically I could put veggie plants on my screened in balcony three months from now. The thought of that excites me.
Due to Covid we have more restrictions now. One of them is that the libraries are closed. I found out yesterday, otherwise I would have planned better. I was planning a quick visit to the library to pick up some new books, and do a lot of reading now when I have many days off. Instead I find myself without anything to read. I did read two great books this week, but now I don’t have anything more..sometimes it is a disadvantage to be a fast reader. I’ll have to solve this problem somehow. One good thing is that I’ll definitely have more time for photography and blogging now, something I haven’t had lately. Looking forward to that!
2020 is almost over and it has been a strange year of hard work, and some stressful times. There have been progress, and overall there have been some wonderful moments, with new insights, and new levels of gratitude. I know that my life won’t be the same. I am committed to think even more about our planet when I make choices; when it comes to what kind of energy sources I choose, how I travel, what I eat, and my shopping habits. 2020 have been a life changer, and I know that isn’t exclusive for my family. Seeing both of my children laugh together have been the best part of 2020 for me. I’ve read 116 inspiring books, out of my goal of 70 books (I didn’t know about Covid and the extra time I would have on my hands during my staycation at the time I’d set my goal.) 2020 was also the year I didn’t wear any makeup for a whole year! That is a first during my adult life. 2020 was a year completely without animals, which has been very strange, and also a first. 2020 was an amazing year in my teaching career, I’ve felt that I’ve really made a big difference in some children’s life, and my colleagues have been outstanding to work with. I welcome 2021 with open arms. I am ready for a year of health, gratitude, happiness, prosperity, love, and kindness to all ❤ Have 2020 changed your perspective of life in any way? Tell me in a comment.