Jan 032016

Starting off 2016 sick sucks, but I refuse to take it as a bad omen. Instead, I choose to think my “Christmas cold” has changed to New Year’s flu and I’m alright with that. I’ll take the body aches and fever over a head cold anyway. I’d rather be well on Christmas and not get anyone sick or miss out on the fun. After all, if I was sick on Christmas this year, I would have missed this…

Zander Xmas Bow 2015 - Picture by Sandy

Picture by Sandy

I decided to go ahead a make a New Year’s resolution this year, but it’s the vaguest resolution I’ve made to date. I resolve to do more. Do more things I need to do, more things I want to do and more things I love to do. That means more writing, more blogging, more photography, more reorganizing the house, more gardening, more yard work, more exercise… just more of everything.

To do more, that means I have to do less of a few things. Less time wasting, less eating, less (fewer) distractions. Like many people, I distract myself with Facebook and other social media. YouTube can take hours from my day.  All forms of procrastination I engage in, I aim to identify and aim to do less.

I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I wanted to in 2015, but pushing myself to accomplish a long list of objectives won’t work. If I focus on doing certain things more and certain things less, I think I can accomplish a great deal without the pressure.

So, how about you? Any resolutions for 2016? 

Sep 182011

And now we’re back to almost all Twitter updates as posts.  I’m slipping…. again.

Actually, a lot has happened.  My daughter graduated from high school and moved on to college.  We moved her into the dorms, but we still see her often since she works near home.  We have brunch on Sunday, which gives us a chance to catch up.  She misses the quiet of home sometimes, but I’m sure she’s enjoying more freedom.

Someone shattered the passenger side window of her car and rifled through her glove box.  Didn’t look like they took anything.  Luckily, she’s smart and didn’t have anything of worth in her car.  She got it fixed and then the door wouldn’t open so she had to take it back.  They didn’t get all the glass out of the door before they put the window back in, but it works now.

I was sick off and on this summer, so I have a lot to catch up on.  Every nook and cranny of the house needs cleaned especially since we’re getting the house ready for a guest in October.  We’ve known her for about 12 years now and this will be the first time we get to meet in person.  I can’t wait!

The yard is a mess, so we’re trying to make it look nice again.  I’m sure our neighbors are thanking us already.  Pulled all the dead sunflowers from under the window and I plan on replacing them with either mums or irises.  I miss my lacy irises.  The plain ol’ yellow ones have pretty much taken over everything.  I think I might be able to get some of the lacy ones from my mom.  I’ll have to ask.

I’m back to putting things up on CafePress and actually added a few products to Zazzle.  Rushing to get the Halloween art and photography up on Zazzle before its entirely too late, so that’s what I’m working on now.  I’ll be posting on that as I get things finished.

I’ve started reading every night again and I’m trying to turn it into a habit.  Even if I only read for 5 minutes, I make myself read every night.  Maybe one of these days I’ll actually finish this huge stack of unread books.  As for writing… I haven’t gotten back into the habit yet, but I write here and there.  I’ll be trying to turn it back into a habit starting in October, with a break for our visiting friend, so hopefully Nano won’t be such a shock to the system.

Speaking of Nano, I think I figured out what I’m going to do this year.  I’m hoping the early decision bodes well for how it will go.  Gives me plenty of time to think about where I want the story to go and to get a little research done.  I think I’m starting to get a little excited about it.

Last year, I said I was going to post time-saving meals for Nano and didn’t get around to it.  This year, I’ll link to some recipes posted on the Community Cookbook and try to get some more posted before Nano arrives.  I’ll probably repost the Nano tips from last year, too.

Enough babbling… back to work for me!

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Oct 142010

(to the tune of I Feel Pretty)

I feel icky
Oh so icky
I feel icky and sickly and bleh

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