Saturday, January 1, 2011


Unlike the undifferentiated muddle of so many other years, much of 2010 will stay with me. What with having a baby in February, 
 in May packing up our apartment for subletters and moving our household to Maine for twelve weeks, 
then unpacking our apartment and settling back into Brooklyn in August, and Aaron getting a job in October that started in Maine in November, there a lot to set 2010 apart. I guess I might not remember September.  September was pretty chill.

Last night, as we were sitting on the sofa watching the fire and glancing every so often at the clock while waiting for midnight, Aaron and I reviewed the marathon that was 2010 and committed to taking it easy this year—apart from the care of two small children; learning how to garden, make cheese, make bread, can, pickle, and smoke food; getting a cat, a dog, a goat, and some chickens; putting a foundation under our house; building a mudroom, a shed, and a chicken coop; putting up walls in our cabin; weatherizing the cabin; and, as per our New Year's resolution, meditating regularly.

Happy New Year!!! What's your New Year's resolution?

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