No, I haven't cracked quite yet.
I don't like 'celebrating' in the freezing cold where the longest day of darkness just passed eleven days prior. I don't like celebrating by waking up the next day, wondering what I promised myself the night before.
What I DO like is running at 7am when the sun is not high enough to be too hot. I like passing the smiling faces of kids on their first day of school...and the bigger smiles of their parents. I love the smell of the fall fresh cut grass and watching the geese start to fly V-formation. I love that my CSA delivery is going to have kale and acorn squash in it today, a sure sign of fall.
I decided this morning from now on, the Tuesday after Labor Day is MY New Years Day. It's a day of celebrating the wonderful summer, the gorgeous fall weather to come and the coziness that winter will bring.
This is probably the best idea I have had in a long time. I will be celebrating by making a fire in the outdoor fireplace this evening and enjoying a cool dinner outside, maybe even some cider. :)
Want to celebrate too? What will you do to celebrate this version of New Years?