Sunday, 25 January 2015

Welcome to 2015.

So, it's a little late... But, uh, Happy New Year!

The new year often resembles that fresh start, or 'new beginning' that many people desire. The time for change to finally happen: To start that new exercise routine (hey, from none to one is still new!), or to begin life-long-memory-building-rituals like reading bedtime stories to children each night, or getting up early to walk the dog, etc.

For me, that's every single Monday.

The new year has been yet another reminder that even more time has passed and I still haven't called that relative, or messaged that friend, or given back that DVD, or labelled those containers in the pantry, or sorted through my wardrobe to donate all the clothes that don't fit me anymore, because I'm hoping that one day I will actually manage to reach my goal weight again.

I did, however, manage to find time to bake.

Go figure.

Sometimes I'm convinced life would be easier if I was just addicted to salad and cleaning.

Anyway, for some reason, I chose the theme of balloons to celebrate the new year with. I'd be lying if I said I didn't know that reason, because I totally do. It's because one day I came across these really cool glow stick hacks on Pinterest, and I at least wanted to try one of them!

I admit that I finally felt like that cool parent, who lets her kids stay up really late to play with balloons, because enjoying life is valuable. And of course, I took photos of them having fun and getting along (and not slamming doors and arguing over who's turn it is on the Play Station) to keep that memory lasting (and to whip out whenever the kids tell me that I'm not cool, and that they don't like each other - "See! See that time you all had fun together!").

"Nobody can be uncheered with a [glow stick inside a] balloon."
- Winnie the Pooh.

Even puppy Ralph came to play with the glow sticks.

And by play, I mean steal from inside the balloons he managed to pop ;)

Continuing with the balloon theme (and getting to the 'baking' part of the post), I'd made some little rainbow fondant balloons out of tiny triangles and circles, to poke into some cupcakes, which I suppose accidentally made them look like they belonged in the movie "Up".

Welcome to 2015 :)

I wonder what adventure awaits for you this year.

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