2012 goals – updatePosted: January 31, 2012 Filed under: Everyday, Inspiration Leave a comment
I have been trying to keep track of my goals. Regularly reminding myself of them and purposefully working toward achieving them.
I must first admit that goal #1 (read more) is a little skewed. I finished 2 books this month I began last year. I have started a new book and began listening to another. Bossypants is a hilarious book (listening to this one). It is read by the author Tina Fey and she tells her own story so well.
My wonderful sister-in-law gave me a journal for my birthday, therefore I have been . Yahoo goal #4!
I love mail. This is one of the main reasons I added #7 (write letters). I recently checked out a book from the library titled Good Mail Day, and I was inspired. So far I have delivered or mailed 4 letters.
This will be my 6th blog post for January. Not bad for a somewhat busy month. (goal #8)
As for reducing waste…we have only accumulated 2 bags of garbage. I’ll try for less in February.
holy hair clips batmanPosted: January 28, 2012 Filed under: Family 1 Comment
We spent a relaxing night at my parents house. I love spending time with the folks. They had just watched my nieces and I came across a few things they left behind.
and then there was this… which makes me laugh every time I see it.
Ariel with every hair clip.
snowmageddonPosted: January 19, 2012 Filed under: Everyday, Friends, Neighborhood, Photographs Leave a comment
Monday: MLK Jr. Day. No school.
Tuesday: Snow on and off in the morning. 2 hour delay to work, then 2 hour early release. (Thank you Seattle School Dist)
Wednesday: Patrick’s birthday. School canceled due to snow. Great day with the Rachel and Steve.
Thursday: School canceled due to snow. Relaxing day. And it is still snowing.
My prediction is school canceled. We’ll have to wait and see. Just checked…School canceled!
Final report: A nearly nonexistent work week. Patrick turned 31. Great friends. Good food. About 6 inches of snow.
Now I have to figure out what to do with another day off.
that feelingPosted: January 15, 2012 Filed under: Everyday, Photographs 3 Comments
I remember it vividly every time it snows. That feeling. It is difficult to explain. A mixture of excitement, joy, anticipation, and childishness.
When I looked out the windows this morning I had that feeling. I wanted to wake Patrick and tell him “it’s snowing”. I chose to let him sleep while I brewed the coffee and snapped a few photos.
We later took the short walk to Starbuck for the Sunday Times, and that feeling hit me again. Before descending the steps I stood and smiled at the white stuff falling to earth.
January – 10 on 10Posted: January 10, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized 2 Comments
I love this monthly ritual of photographing my day. Check out the 10 on 10 link to see what others are doing.
welcome to twenty twelvePosted: January 1, 2012 Filed under: Everyday, Inspiration Leave a comment
Did you know that 2012 has 366 days! That’s right folks. It’s a leap year.
It is a beautiful day in Seattle, I don’t have to return to work until Tuesday, and I am eager to blog my new year goals.
So here we go:
- read more
- deep clean the apartment
- get rid of things I don’t need or use
- take more photos
- organize and edit photos monthly
- write letters
- blog more often
- make a vertical garden
- discover more on my family tree
- plan a family girls get together
- create a packing list
- reduce waste
- clean the carpets
- visit friends in far places
All of the above stated goals are subject to change and interpretation. I may add to this list as I am inspired, as well as cross of items I have completed.
I am already off to a pretty good start. While putting away Christmas decorations and cleaning the house, Patrick and I managed to get rid of 2 huge bags of stuff (goal #3). I have also begun to write in a journal and write letters. Speaking of letters…if you would like to help me achieve my goal (#7), send me your address if I don’t already have it, or just leave a comment and I’ll put you on my mailing list.
Well, I hope that 2012 treats us all well. Cheers!
I decided to add a song to start the year too…