Hello January!

Hello January, and hello 2022! I already shared my resolutions, first book, and one word, but I wanted to welcome the month and year more fully.

I love January. I am probably one of the only people that does. Janus, the doorway, January..so much potential for everything. To slow down, to do more, to explore, to stay home … whatever floats your boat this month is the perfect month to kick any new venture off. I think I sort of like to do everything in January honestly. Experiment with new recipes, hike in the snow, cozy up with books and projects, go through closets and forgotten places and donate what I find. Make endless lists.

This month Wyatt and I have some exciting fun new topics to study in our homeschool. I spent hours in December planning and gathering materials and I can’t wait to begin today. We have lots of good stories to read, nature topics to explore, art projects, and of course the “basics” but I am going to mix in some fun ways to learn those as well.

We also have some family events planned this month with our bubble! Soup nights on Sundays, a craft night once a month, game nights on the weekends. Movie nights just the three of us, as well as doing the Kids Moon Club again. I am looking forward to all of these things!

I always spend a lot of January planning. I kind of love making lists and plans, and I am trying out a new dinner rotation idea, like pasta on Mondays, new fancy recipes on Saturdays, etc. I am also creating a list of some possible places to visit and explore this year, family trips up north and field trips that align with our school. And Billy and I are finally, finally going to paint and spruce up our dining room/play room this month. There is also a stack of fat seed catalogs sitting here that I am excited to start flipping through and dreaming over.

Today is our first day back to our regular schedules – Billy was off for a week and it was lovely. But now, back to work, back to school, back to reality. Back to setting our house to rights and organizing all the new toys and books. Back to the daily. But, I want to make sure we keep our whimsy and magic and wonder in as much of it as I can.

Any special plans for January? I’d love to hear!

14 thoughts on “Hello January!

  1. I wish I loved January more, but for me it signals the upcoming tax season and having to schedule an appointment with the accountant! However, last year wasn’t bad, and didn’t even involve a personal visit (because of the Pandemic).

    My youngest grandson has a birthday on the 5th, so that’s fun.

    I like your plans for the month. Enjoy!

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  2. I like January as it’s my birthday month! Usually I cheer up my local friends by having a small gathering, although that won’t be happening again this year. I have booked myself a week off (I’m self-employed so I’m going to have to be very firm with myself and my clients!) and I know I’m going to have a takeaway dinner on my birthday, and a friend has offered to drive me on a trip somewhere. Have a good one yourself!

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  3. Stefanie

    Soup Night sounds good. I always think of my little sister’s pressure cooker split pea soup. I am not sure what my plans are. I do need to sit down and whack it all out.

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  4. I feel the same way about January. I love a clean slate and a fresh beginning. Once I am finished with jury duty (I’m hoping to get on a case and be done with it early in the month!), I plan to do a major closet clean-out. I had to laugh when my daughter shared a photograph on Instagram of her clean refrigerator on New Year’s Day since I was in the middle of cleaning mine when I saw it. 🙂 I like your meal planning idea. I do all of the cooking and have grown tired of my regular dinner rotation.

    Have a great month!

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    1. Lol!! I guess like mother, like daughter! I always spend the first week or two just cleaning stuff out like crazy!

      And yes! I am just so tired of our normal dinners. I decided to do something a little different for menu planning – I chose categories like fun, fancy, fast, etc for the days. Like.. Fridays are always fun. Tuesdays are fast because it is a busy day as Wyatt has therapy on Tuesdays. I am having a bit of fun planning right now!

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