Thursday, December 31, 2009
While the Twilight Zone Marathon on the SciFi Channel has been on, I've been doing a little cleaning around the house and reading book #30 of 2009 ("Gift From The Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh) which I hope to finish before midnight. An incredible book and a wonderful one to be reading as one year ends and another begins. (I highly recommend it to all of the women who read my blog, regardless of age!)
Now to finish straitening up so I can get back to reading before we begin making dinner.
no matter your plans!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I just did my half an hour on the treadmill (which may or may not have been a good idea since we went for a long walk down at the fossil beds late this morning) and tomorrow I'll start off with 10 minutes on the stationery bike. (I'm going to alternate the treadmill & stationery bike so I'm on one every other day).
Depending on Mother Nature & the weather, we'll head up to 'home away from home' around 1pm tomorrow and return sometime on New Year's Day.
This afternoon, I've been going through & purging things in my online life (ie deleting myself from groups I'm no longer active in and so on).
Now it's time for a shower and getting ready to head out for darts night. (Hubby is on a team that plays at a little bard just up the street).
Hope y'all are having a great day!
Monday, December 28, 2009
My main things to focus on throughout the coming year (2010) are Writing Every Day, editing past manuscripts, Exercising and managing my time (instead of flying by the seat of my pants!) in addition to whatever my seasonal goals will be. These are both difficult things for me but it's a necessity that I become better with both of them. Also, I would like to re-read at least one all time fave book each month along with whatever new books I'm reading.
Way before vision boards became so popular, I used to create what I called vision or inspiration journals for myself. I'd take any images or words that struck something inside of me and pasted them into blank sketch books. I still look at them from time to time and I think it's something I should add to my "2010 To-Do List." I enjoyed it so much and it helped me a lot with my writing.
In finding a word to focus on throughout the year which would help with accomplishing overall goals (or resolutions) for the year, I picked "Simplicity" for 2009 (which I felt would bring "Clarity" which would bring "Harmony") and I feel I did well with that in 2009 and want to continue in 2010; keep simplifying myself, my life & our home and in doing so continue getting things organized.
Additionally, my Winter (aka seasonal) goals are:
~Make sure I exercise at least every other day (and begin Yoga)
~Write Every Day
~Journal Every Day
~Read Every Day
~Narrow down & order my seeds
~Get caught up on my to-read shelf in the living room
~Get caught up on knitting projects
~Focus on our room (since the spare room is finished for the time being)
~Print 25 pictures out per month (at home or from the store)
~Get out whenever the weather isn't raining & nasty even if it's only to sit outside on the porch.
As for New Year's Eve itself, we're hoping to be able to get up to 'home away from home' and spend New Year's and part of the weekend up in the mountains. A peaceful, calm, quiet, 'at one with nature' start to the New Year, which I hope is indicative of the overall vibe for 2010! On New Year's Day I can't wait to see the outdoor hockey game on ESPN! (It's become a tradition for me, starting the year before last).
Friday, December 25, 2009
With Much Love & Thanks:
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
It was so beautiful last night. I wish the wind hadn't been so down-right nasty so I could have stayed on the porch and enjoyed the peace, quiet & tranquility. Just the few minutes I spent out there late last night soothed my soul & just about brought me to tears.
Snow is my Yoga.
And the tenants, oh how the tenants (of our apartment complex) are aflutter with complaints this morning! "What if I shovel my parking space out and someone takes it?" "When are you going to do something about the two feet of snow alongside my truck?" "Ya know, there's snow on my deck."
Sis.in.law has been in a Mood since Friday morning when we told her there was no way her flight from Philly would get out yesterday. She dislikes cold weather & snow. Her flight was officially cancelled by 8pm on Friday and we've got her rescheduled to fly out tomorrow at 1:30pm so we're keeping our fingers crossed.
Well, it looks as though we'll have a white Christmas this year - I'm hoping it's a quiet, calm & peaceful one too.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
If, however, at any time, one person's reality becomes another person's drama & instead of feeling grateful that you don't have to live the way I do and you feel any kind of resentment towards me or disbelief in my words, please feel free to stop reading my blog. As I am honest with what I put out here on my blog, you should be honest with yourself as well. It's better that way for everyone.
Thank you for a few moments of your time this evening and I hope y'all are enjoying your Holiday season thus far!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
My body is breathing a sigh of relief. For whatever reason(s), I am very much in tune with the seasons and when a particular season isn't what it normally is, I get thrown completely out of whack. Now it feels like December, feels like Christmas time and my mood is already lifting despite this darn sinus infection. (Myself, Hubby, Sis.in.law and even one of the kitties have a sinus infection right now!)
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
It's only 50 degrees but it's so humid, I've got windows open and I'm wearing a t-shirt & yoga capri's and I'm still breaking a sweat! (Sorry, tmi, I know).
It's colder in Florida right now where my father.in.law lives than it is here in NJ.