Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Perfect Word for 2019: Fun (Socks)

This isn't an advertisement for Keds...
 
And it's so not the post I was planning/writing. I started thinking about this year's perfect word last week. I chose my word and I've been making notes for the last few days. The post had good ideas, was thoughtful and serious and I was all set for 2019. It's a good post and I may share it later this month, but it's not the post for now.
 
The backstory for my word for 2019 begins in October. I was part of a get-together with women I had met via a Facebook low-carb group. We were doing a fun gift exchange and animal-themed socks were part of the exchange. You spin a die and then pass the gifts to the left or right or choose one that you like. I really wanted the animal socks, especially one pair that were sheep-themed, and at the end of the game the sheep socks were mine. I really enjoyed wearing them, so much so that I bought a holiday pair of penguin socks. I liked wearing them, too.

Yesterday I was doing a few errands and on my way to the cashier I saw the sock display that included the coffee cup socks. They weren't expensive and they were so cute and I added them to my purchase. I try not to spend too spontaneously in January, but I'm not doing No-Spend January this year and a pair of socks wasn't too much of a splurge.

As I walked to the subway station for my trip home I was thinking about my new fun socks and, in a flash, despite my thoughts and all the notes I had made, I had my word for 2019, Fun. Last year's word was Health and I've also chosen Climb and Give in the past. But the word for 2016 was Bubbly, so it hasn't always been serious and somber. There will be more fun socks, but this isn't just about socks. The year past had many good times and great memories, but it also contained illness and loss among family and friends. I'm going to look for the fun times, the silly times, times of laughter and conversation in 2019. When I start to forget looking for the fun in life, I will have my sheep socks to remind me.

So far, so good for 2019. No snow or sleet and I've stopped craving every cookie I see. I'm getting my apartment and myself organized for my hip replacement surgery next week. I am keeping my goals for 2019 in mind. I ate vegetables at lunch and dinner, finished this post and sorted through some of my holiday wrappings before packing things up for next year. Is anyone else keeping up with 2019 goals?

As ever, thanks for visiting. I hope the start of 2019 has been good to you and you find the fun in the world around you.  

10 comments:

Terra said...

You found just the right word, Fun, to guide you in 2019. Happy new year.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness - we both did a post about our feet - you your fun socks and me my fun shoes...on the same wavelength. Much luck to you girl on your upcoming surgery! Loved your post!

TARYTERRE said...

Love the socks. good word. happy new year. good luck with surgery.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I chose a quote...but now I may want to use FUN for my word! I'm with you and love those cute socks! FUN....let's get the party started!!!! Happy New year!

Sam I Am...... said...

Great word! I'm behind already as I don't have my plans/goals for 2019 fine tuned yet just a rough draft but this is my birthday week so I stretch it out. Love your socks and your shoes too! Best of luck with your surgery. I remember I had eye surgery several years back and I was in room of people waiting for their surgery and my daughter and I were laughing and people gave us dirty looks...people need to chill out and be grateful. I was going blind so I really had nothing to laugh about but my daughter and I found something! BTW, I can see better than ever....even the surgeon said it was a miracle and that they could only stop the damage that had already been done so my advice is have FUN and laugh it up....take any pain meds they offer and enjoy your rest! Best of everything to you in 2019!

Theresa said...

FUN, great word for 2019:) Throughout Christmas, I wore fun Christmas socks a lot and even bought my husband some, hehe. I tried to order some of the George Bush socks but they were sold out. Enjoy your day dear friend, hope you have FUN! HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love your word FUN! I think we are meant to enjoy life and fun is definitely a part of enjoyment. Every; day is such a gift. I'm just beginning to get organized here. Slowly...very slowly. I can only imagine what your hip replacement will entail, but being organized is an important preparation to be making for you. Keep it simple and make it fun is a great way to live. Happy New Year !

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

You’ll need to hold on to this word and use it during your recovery from surgery! It will make your recovery time quicker with this bright and FUN outlook!

I’m praying for you Carol!

Mevely317 said...

Yessssss! What the world needs now is more FUN.
I don't know why I don't own more than one pair of colorful socks. Perhaps you'll be the impetus to begin a socks revolution in Blogland!

On a serious note, please know that Tom and I are holding you (and your surgeon) in our prayers!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Fun - a perfect goal for the year. I congratulate you for choosing it.

Happy New Year, Carol and I hope your hip surgery goes well so you can find and enjoy all the fun that is out there for you. Seek, and you will find.