Well my New Year has started a day late due to flu hitting the McGregor household, but that really doesn’t bother me, as this year I have some extra thought time about making resolutions. It has been quite some years since I consciously thought about New Year Resolutions, probably the last one being to do more coffee and cake with friends (yes it really was)!
This year, however, I have given serious thought to being thankful for what I have and my whole mantra for the year is going to be “Making the Most of What I have Got” (MTMOWIG ??? maybe not..). This might involve using up what’s in the cupboards for tea, upcyling my current wardrobe, using that stash in the shop, being thankful that friends encourage me to close the shop for 30 mins and steal me for coffee in the precinct, looking at what’s on my doorstep or in my town already rather than going elsewhere or shopping online. OK, I might have to concede there with teenage boys birthday presents, but hey I can give it a try for everything else can’t I?
I would also like to get the hang of social media this year and get to grips with the whole bloggy thing, so apologies if you really don’t want me droning on, just skip past your Facebook feed there and just keep your eye on the website for workshop details instead. After a lovely catch up with Jo @adventuresandteaparties before Christmas, she also gave me a boost to go for some online sales, so those of you that live far away can access some lovely handmade Mrs McGregor’s goodies hopefully before the end of the year! I may be asking some of you to test drive the products or the postal system for me as a bit of market research, so do let me know if you are interested.
Well, our belated New Years Day tea beckons, along with the Christmas crackers that I forgot for Boxing Day and the puddings that went unmade and uneaten due to the lurgy are still in their boxes. It doesn’t matter, as I am making the most of what I have tonight, which is a slightly less germy bug free tea time with the people I love most, for which I am seriously thankful.