Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Flower, New Desk, New Blog, New Year

My husband gave me a computer desk for Christmas. This desk has produced a whole set of challenges for me:

1. It's black. My 100-year-old farmhouse is dusty. I don't think I need to say more.
2. I want to keep the desk and the area around it organized. So, yesterday, I bought the silk African daisy (above) and a small glass vase to keep it in. Nothing encourages me to stay organized and clean more than one pretty thing.
3. Now that I have a clean, organized place to write, there is no reason I can't finish my 300-page novel. And, well, get our taxes filed early.

I like bringing in a New Year with new things. The important thing is to get rid of some of the old stuff, too. Old things, old attitudes, old habits, old excuses. They weigh us down and cause us to look back. The only way is forward.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln


Susan said...

Even though I suggested that I had made "no" new year's resolutions ... my life feels like it's one giant resolution. Ever optimistic, hopeful and always dreaming I do believe this new year is the year I let go and say goodbye to things, habits and "stuff" that bring me down. Cheers from the gang at 29 Black Street.

ps. Miss D seems completely back to normal. Phew !

MauritaMason said...

Susan, we seem to be kindred dreamers. Glad to hear that Miss D is doing well!

inadvertentfarmer said...

I am constantly amazed at how far silk flowers have come! Of course it doesn't hurt that the photo of it is simply gorgeous! You have inspired me to clean a little nook out for myself, thanks! Kim

MauritaMason said...

Hi, Kim! Thanks for stopping by. I'm amazed by how lifelike some silk flowers are, too. And normally I'm not a fan of orange, but this one was more of a salmon with little dabs of yellow.