Do you ever feel so helplessly behind that it almost seems easier to give up on a project than to keep going?
That's me and my December Daily. I made it through the 20th and then the holidays happened. All of the festivities, the shopping, the activities, the relaxing. Well, you know. Life.
So today the guilt hit. I've said it before. If it's possible to feel guilty about even the smallest little thing, I'm there. All over it. Hence the guilt about being so far behind on my December Daily.
Put it off a bit longer this afternoon by dragging the boys out of the house for a little exercise. They were on their bikes and I shuffled my feet to keep up. We were gone for 35 minutes of much needed exercise. Yah, so it happens to be the 1st of January and there might be a resolution in there somewhere. I'm just sayin'.
Came home and figured it might be easier to start at the end of December and work backwards. Because then, I'm not really behind, am I? Yesterday was the 31st and if I do the 31st, I'm right on schedule. At least for 1 day. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
Late yesterday afternoon we headed up to Alta Ski Resort to meet some friends and participate in their annual Torchlight Parade. This is the 3rd year we've done it. In the past the mom's have stayed in the lodge with the younger kids, but this year we all skiied. 3 families. 6 adults. 6 kids. 12 of us total. We rode the ski lift up in the dark. Skiied down to a mid-mountain lodge in the PITCH DARK, received a flare and skiied down to the bottom of the resort.
We had a blast. SO much fun. Such a great thing to do as families, with the kids. Definitely a tradition we'll keep.
Hard to get a good shot in the dark, skiiing, with a torch in one hand and a camera in the other, so here's a shot from Alta's website that gives you a little better idea of the Torchlight Parade.
After that we headed over to a friend's house for their annual New Year's Eve fondue party. YUM. Lots of good grazing. The kids love cooking their own treats. Sam really loved manning the raclette as a true grill meister, following along in Nick's grilling footsteps.
Unlike last year, we did manage to stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop. We were home and asleep by 1 am, pooped.
Lots of assignments to whip out this weekend. Oh yah, and the December Daily...
Just about have all of my class kits situated, I'll post images tomorrow!
Happy New Year to you!