Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Naughty New Years Blog Hop
Welcome to 2013 and my stop on the Naughty New Years Blog Hop Tour! A huge thank you to Skye Warren for her hard work putting this event together. Don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win one of my Heat Wave books, then hop on to the next blog. The hop starts on January 2nd and runs through January 7th! Give yourself some time because we’ve got a lot of hosts… which means a LOT of prizes.
New Year's Day is my favorite day of the year. I wish I could bottle the feelings of awe, excitement, and hope that I hold for the year ahead, then pop it open and take a sip as the year grinds on and I need a reminder of the optimism I had on January 1st.
The way kids wait with anticipation for Christmas morning, is the way I feel waiting for New Year’s Day. However, there is one problem that accompanies my anticipation. I tend to become a little psychotic the week between Christmas and New Year, clearing out the old, getting us “ready” for the new.
All the Christmas decorations need to be down, packed up, and stored away. The house has to be clean and organized: closets and drawers sorted and cleared of clutter; baseboards cleaned, screens washed, windows clean, kitchen cabinets purged...
Are you getting the picture? :D
One year, I moved everything out of my laundry room, went to Target and purchased storage units, and completely reorganized the laundry room. It needed to be cleaned, and I’m glad I did it, but that’s just one example of how crazy I can get while trying to get my physical and emotional house in order so I’m “ready” for the New Year.
This year, my husband and I have been sick so my normal routine was derailed. I do have the Christmas decorations put away, but I haven’t organized anything and I’ve barely been able to keep the house average-clean.
However, even though I haven’t been able to stick to my usual routine, I’ve held on to my usual optimism and excitement and hope for an amazing new year.
So what about you? Do you have an annual ritual to make sure the upcoming year is all you hope for? Do you have any New Year resolutions or plans to make 2013 the best year ever?
Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my Heat Wave books, and then hop on to the next blog and leave a comment there. All comments are entered into the Grand Prize Drawing - a $100 gift card to EdenFantasys and a digital gift basket of 10 erotica books. All comments across the blog tour are entered, so stop everywhere and increase your chances!!
Happy New Year! Make 2013 YOUR year!!
Peace and love,
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