I suppose the loose ends in my life should have been tied up during the week between Christmas and New Year's. But they just weren't. So, in the interest of new beginnings, clean slates, resolutions, a new storyline, I'm spending the rest of January on little (and big) unfinished projects, re-organization, and personal vision-casting. That means February 1 will be my official "New Year's Day"!
I've got a couple of book reviews to finish and submit. I need to purchase a new (old) bookcase or get rid of a stack of books. I'll be scrubbing, scraping, sanding and painting our bedroom floor. I'll order HS graduation photos of Alyssa (2005) & Michael (2009). I'll order at least one wedding photo from Alyssa & Joshua's wedding (2006). The rest of the tasks are random, somewhat ridiculous and will hopefully free up tons of creative energy!
For me, tying up loose ends is kind of like finally cleaning out the refrigerator. You check the dates on the salad dressing bottles, open all the jars of pickles and relish and olives to make sure they're still edible. You toss out all the nearly empty, crusty-lidded sauces and condiments. You toss the wilted produce, wipe down the shelves, re-organize the jars, try to remember why you bought the gallon jar of pickled asparagus, and then finally...finally, you shut the door and say, "it is finished." And for just a moment, world peace seems possible, the broken tile on the countertop doesn't matter, and chocolate cake sounds like a great dinner plan!