Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 Projects---- not resolutions

You may call them resolutions but I rather call them projects. I had a roommate that was the best at these. She even had them divided out in categories. I loved it!

1. 365 in photos - The concept is submitting a photo for each day of the year. I am doing a weekly collage. This should be loads of fun and keep me from getting buried in non-creative things.

2. Be a better blogger. It has been too easy to post something fast on facebook and twitter. I have been writing but it has been more shorts on a travel blog. I need to revamp this blog and make it interesting again. I wasn't good at keeping up two blogs last year.

3. Branch out on my reading. I am a avid ready but have been stuck in a reading rut lately.

4. Keep up on my hip/back PT. This time last year I was in soooo much pain. I don't want to get that way again. Plus working out is always on everyone's list

5. Really plan out my summer vacation.... London/Denmark/Scandinavia here I come!!

6. Start looking at a monthly projects. Even it is just organizing my closet.

7. Make time to see the niece/ nephews more. They are going up soooo fast

That is it for now! I am sure I will revise it soon.

Post Holiday & Jan Roundup

End of January..... and I am just now putting together the holiday pics and emailing them out. I don't think I have even properly thought of some resolutions aka (projects) for the next year. I finally put up the  last of my Christmas items. No more sitting by the Xmas lights reading or enjoying the smells of the season. But then again I was ready to have a tidy apt.

The holilday season was a bit of a blur. I have been working a 2nd job night and weekends. If you have ever worked retail then you know the pain I am talking about. Some weeks I was racking up 30 hrs on top of my regular job 40 hrs. As I worked I kept thinking, wow is this how people shop during 'hard times' I hate to see it when the economy is good. Also it made me want to avoid shopping like the plague.

 On the plus side I made enough from Nov-Dec to pay for spring semester of grad school. :) Plus a little extra for my travel plans this summer.

I spent New Years weekend with the family in Illinois. I always have such a fantastic time with the kids. Swam at the hotel pool, nature walked, and had loads of junk food into the wee hours of the night.

Pics can be found here - Christmas Photos

So this winter has been really dry. Only a few days with snow. I have a feeling we will regret this later on in the the summer. I miss the snow.... especially all of the great things that go with it.

I have started my classes this semester and they should be OK. I prob will be ranting about it later as they progress. One of them is a rally 'touchy-feely' counseling class. I am sure I will get used to it later on (hoping). It is alot of counseling role-play but with my classmates revealing their real issues. Sigh.....  I prob will be ranting about it later as they progress.

Haven't quit the 2nd job yet..... still debating it.

So that is Dec/Jan. Loads of work, fun with the kids, and buckling down for a great year!