Well, anyone who has been keeping count will have realised that, technically, I am NOT ‘notquite40’ at all. I am, in fact, ‘notquite42.’ Ahem.
And if anyone HAS been keeping count, then they can just keep quiet and push off, OK?
So, I promise that I *have* been doing New Things, but I have failed miserably in recording them here. And it has petered off a wee bit in my active intentions to Do New Things. This January, I have been feeling a bit BLAH, and was thinking about New Year Resolutions. I don’t do New Year Resolutions, but I have in the past set goals for the year of things I want to do. And that is what I have decided to do.
I am not going to complete my set of 40 New Things.
I am going for 42 New Things. In fact, I am going for one New Thing a week … with leeway!
The first week of January saw a ridiculous number of New Things as we went to Lapland for New Year as a surprise for cherub.
So, New Things included:
Driving a kick sleigh, tobogganing down a really long hill
seeing the Northern Lights (albeit in the daytime, which I didn’t know was possible)
And, of course, seeing the REAL Father Christmas in a candlelit cabin in the woods.
So, that’s 7 New Things, but I am still going to go for a New Thing this week.
Just don’t know what yet. But will get back to you at the end of the weekend to let you know…