Every year the United Nations declares it to "the International Year of ___ (fill in the blank)." A year to raise awareness and celebrate particular causes.
This year it's the International Year of Small Island Developing States and the International Year of Family Farming AND the International Year of Crystallography.
Since starting this blog, I've given each year a designation as well.
2009 was the Year of Optimism and the Year of the Garden.
2010 was the Year of the Roast.
2011 was the Year of Five New Things.
2012 was the Year of Praying for my Friends.
And 2013...well, 2013 didn't get a name. Maybe it was the Year of the Strawberry Meringue Stack.
Plans for 2014 are still forming and settling into place. Some of the goals for the year include:-
1. The Daily Bible Reading plan.
2. Memorising the whole of Philippians. (Yes! You read it first here.)
3. Learning how to use a slow cooker. Once the weather cools down I will be calling for your best slow cooker recipes. Get them ready.
And there's a handful of plans and ideas brewing, not yet Internet ready. So there is to be no naming of the year as yet. That will perhaps come later.
That said, twelve days into the year, I find I have five books other than the Bible on the go at the moment. Two on the go is abnormal for me. I'm not quite sure what's going on here. Short concentration span? And not two days after Deb's post on hot cross buns I found myself at a friend's house eating one. With real butter. It was delicious. I'd barely dusted off the fruit mince pie crumbs.
So maybe it will be the Year of Outrageousness...in my own mild mannered way. Time will tell.