Thursday, January 27, 2011

write it down. print it out. say it out loud.

a few weeks ago i woke up too early on a weekend morning and i started to think about all the things i had figured out in the past year. some were pretty mundane. others were life altering...since i have absolutely no short term memory i quickly plugged them all into my blackberry since i have absolutely no short term memory. (hee, hee.) You'll know which ones pertain to you, my friends. 

-if you say "eat (or drink) whatever you want" you must be prepared to clean it off the bathroom floor later.
-"motorcycles rot. ink is forever" juno
-It's fun to play along.
-a full life is more important than a full bank account.
-never under estimate the power of God.
-Don't be afraid to say "no thank you."
-always be polite & honest when you get pulled over.
-you can't have everything.  but it's ok to want things you know you can't have. (i struggle with this)
-Sometimes it's more exciting not going all the way.
-write it down. print it out. say it out loud.
-cotton candy has the same draw on me now as it did 30 years ago.
-just because it sounds like a lot of work doesn't mean it won't be worth it in the end.
-say what you mean. ask for what you want.
-"whats the worst that can happen? will it kill you? no." holly
-you should never spend money while laying in bed.
-The 30 year old ego is much more fragile than the 42 year old ego.
-don't take things personally.
-Blood is not thicker than water. Love is thicker than water though. :)
-friends>family (so make ur family ur friends.)
-BIGger is not alwyas better. (sometimes but not always).
-Frequently you have to wait for people to see things your way.
-miles can not separate friends.
-Less is more. (and oldie but still a goodie)
-It can take as long as 10 months for "the plan" to become clear.
-never compare apples to oranges.

Monday, January 10, 2011

never give up ?

nice in theory, however i don't find it all that practical. nope, i don't...... that's all i'm going to say about that.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011: simplify

less stuff. i need to use what i have.
no more magazines. no more books. period. no exceptions.
no ribbon or buttons.
more creativity.
more thinking outside of the proverbial box.
more me time.
no more over committing myself. my kids. my hubby.
more things. less faces.
more color less gray.
i'm going to learn to cook (more. better. you get the idea.)
(i.e. more Pioneer woman & Martha)
more action on my every growing lists.
more quilting.
less guilt when i have nothing to do. 
more grain.
less spending. more upcycling.
less unfinished.
more written word. less spoken word.

unknown photo credits

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas 2010

This was probably the most relaxing holiday we've had in a very long time. I LOVED it! The weather was not so lovely friday morning but i was determined to get to Waterloo to do some non essential shopping. Thankfully Grandpa Kevin graciously offered to drive us (after we begged him).
Christmas morning we went over to Mom & Kevin's a had a fabulous meal. Then at 1pm we headed over to Bea & Genes and had a fabulous meal (do you see a trend here, lol). It was an absolutely perfect Christmas day.
New Years Eve was pretty low key. Tom has been terribly sick so we opted not to infect any of our friends & family. This was the first NYE we've been home alone in many years. I got up early and ran to walmart with mom to get the ingredients to make broccoli cheddar soup (from scratch. do you have any idea how long this takes? i didn't.) I got home and started that as well as buffalo chicken dip, chicken enchiladas and reese peanut butter brownies. Dan and i took some snacks over to Kev's garage and visited with him & Dean for bit. You can see Dan's contribution to the can pyramid below. I took both kids to the fountain for a malt. I put the finished edge on waverly's quilt (that i started in 2009). By the time Tom got home from work i was pooped! We had a little dinner, watched a movie and were in bed by 11:30pm.