Happy New Year everyone. Today is the first day of 2012! I wonder what this year will hold for me and my family. I’m trying not to have any preconceived expectations because this year will inevitably be a year of change. But as Price Pritchett said, “Change always comes bearing gifts” and I do believe that to be true. After all, last year was full of changes and I received so many blessings I would never have expected. I start this year with a new job and I am getting settled into a new routine which feels good. I am excited to have the time to start blogging again and am already planning a few things I want to try.
For a while now I’ve been wanting to make a gingerbread centerpiece. I had plans to make them and give them as gifts to a few people. So I shopped and shopped to find small candles. I made the dough and baked the cookies. And then life got a bit out of control and I had to work all through Christmas. Needless to say, the centerpieces didn’t get made. This weekend I looked at my gingerbread cookies and decided that rather than throw it all away, I would try to make them into New Year’s centerpieces. They aren’t what I would have made if the circumstances were different, but I was happy with them all the same.
I wish you all a happy new year and hope that each of you can find peace and happiness in your lives.