January last year was quiet. There was a visit from my mum, some help from friends getting Matilda's room ready and a very mini Burns supper.
But I did do a lot of blogging. Here are the highlights:
- Why my word of the year was going to be "growth" (in hindsight, it should have been "nurture")
- People who greeted news of my pregnancy with sour attempts at humour
- All the unfinished jobs around our home (and why I love it anyway)
- Some moments of pregnancy vulnerability
- Why it's important to speak up about small injustices as well as large ones
- How to make coconut ice (it's so easy!)
- And some thoughts on hypnobirthing (which I do believe helped me cope with my very long labour)
This January looks quiet, too. It's that time of year, isn't it? Everybody's cosied up indoors, recovering from the chaos and expense of Christmas, taking the time to mull over what they want to do with their year (and their lives).
I'm not making any wishes or resolutions for 2016. It's too unpredictable. I can't imagine how Matilda's going to grow and change over the coming year - she will be nine months old this month; she will be twenty-one months old next January and I don't have even the vaguest picture in my head of what a twenty-one month old is like.
How is your January looking?