Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!

I know many people make formal resolutions, and I used to do the same thing, but the older I get the more pressure that seems to be!  Yes, I'd like to do some things differently this year, and I'd also like to accomplish a few things which have been on my wish list for years.  But I do think I also want to learn to take one day at a time and enjoy it for what it is.

So today I am doing some much needed writing on a project which is very exciting, and the grocery shopping needs to be done.  A salad needs to be invented to take to a pot-luck tonight, and a few house-work items need to be accomplished.  This all seems doable and enjoyable.  A good day.

Of course, I can't help but think of a few other things which should be done within the next couple of days.  Like the photos which need to be selected, edited, resized and submitted for competition Tuesday.  Then there's the desk which needs to be swept clean so I can prepare for my first classes this coming week.  The computer files need some reshuffling and organizing for my classes, too.  Should I take down the rest of the Christmas decorations?  The deep cleaning can wait:).  When will I get to that totally irresistable t-shirt quilt I want to make out of my old directing shirts?  As if I didn't go on a quilt-making frenzy all fall?!

And once again I'm caught up in the life which takes over and keeps you from settling into a calm, day-at-a-time mindset.  Did I say Mindset?  That's the book sitting here waiting to be finished.  Excellent read, by the way.  There's also the book I just received for Christmas, the new Stephen King book about what would have happened if the Kennedy assasination had been stopped. 

Or maybe I'll just sit down with Roamin and plot our next photo adventure.  Yes, that sounds like just the ticket on a cold winter's evening, in front of the fire. 

Maybe tomorrow. 

What about you?  Did you make any resolutions, or are you planning anything exciting?


S. Etole said...

No resolutions here ... one day at a time seems to work best for me.

Photo adventures are always fun!

{in regard to your question, I used Elements 9 on that particular photo. I'm just learning, but it's fun to play.}

Kamana said...

i have been a dreamer, and this year i want to put things into action and try my best to make some of my dreams a reality.

M. Countegan said...

2012 is the year to break my cell phone habit while driving. So far, so good!

M. Countegan said...

Hey Sandy, don't tease us by showing those beautiful quilts stacked up! Take a few minutes to take photos of them and share them with us. We all need inspiration! Thanks. Margaret