New Year’s Day is always bittersweet. It’s the day I reserve for putting all the holiday decorations away and cleaning the house so it is fresh for the New Year. There is a lot to look back on and a lot to celebrate. I am not big on resolutions, mostly because I just get depressed when I inevitably break them. I do have some goals for 2012 that I will probably discuss in more detail another time.
For those that don’t remember, last year I got Shiva to make a list of her goals for 2011. I gotta, say, she did a pretty bang up job of achieving them. Other than the weave poles, sadly. We’re still not much further along as far as they are concerned. I am determined to get them right this year! And even if we don’t, I hope we have a blast trying.
I don’t know yet what my dog hopes to accomplish in the next twelve months. I imagine her goals are much the same year after year. I envy that. I envy her confidence and ability to roll with whatever life swings at her. As long as she has a warm blanket to lay on, a full bowl of kibble to scarf, some tug toys to destroy, and a soft hand to scratch her ears, she will remain satisfied. We should all be so lucky.
Here’s to 2012! I can’t wait to see what it brings for us all!