quietly happy

Back in our own little house after several days staying in rather glamorous surroundings it's the pleasure of the familiar that has us excited. I'm happy to live at a gentler pace after the rush of these last few weeks and to enjoy looser days before school enforces its own routine. 

These first days of a new year always take some adjusting for me: I've only just dug out the new kitchen calendar. It's a ritual that I write in all the birthdays and important dates for the year - and a ritual still to be running to the postbox with a card at the very last minute and just hoping that our postal service will perform a miracle. And since I have a stock of cards always made, and envelopes and stamps and the dates faithfully written in my diary why should it still happen? I think because I feel I've already done the hard work. 

I hope this first week sees you settling in happily into 2012. 

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Reader Comments (4)

New rituals. I think I'll start a few of my own. Enjoy your morning run.
January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise | Chez Danisse
Happy New Year, Kate!

We moved over the holiday, so that feeling of newness (and creating new rituals) surrounds me right now -- the key is to be able to do that every year, as you did today. Thank you for sharing with us :)
January 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Hi Anna, moving gives so many new opportunities doesn't it? happy new year!
January 8, 2012 | Registered Commenterlittle house
I love the picture of the boy in the bath the shadows/reflections are gorgeous. Beautiful tons.
January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

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