So, I took a look at my list of "resolutions" from last year:
1. Go out to lunch/dinner with friends more often.
2. Quality, not quantity.
3. Continue to find myriad ways to express my creativity.
4. "Work it!"
5. Figure out how to use the broiler, for real.
To be fair, I will say that I did a pretty good job at #1-4. Still didn't figure out the broiler. But as far as cooking goes, I did discover the joys of using shallots.
I remember when I was young that someone (perhaps my Mother?) told me that the way your house looks on New Year's Day is the way it will look for the rest of the year.
Because of that insanely sadistic bit of advice, I always get antsy about organizing. Especially now that we have a kid who gets toys with lots of tiny little bitty pieces that tend to get lost everywhere (thank you, inventors of Squinkies!).
So, I am now back from The Container Store where I bought two new medium sized bins and am tackling the coat closet. The baseball hats (really, how many does a person need?) get their very own bin. Winter scarves neatly folded with knit hats laying on top of them in the other bin.
For some reason this has made me supremely happy.
As an added bonus, I discovered a lovely black woolen beret. I have no idea where it came from. If you visited me many years ago and left it here, let me know.