Monday, January 21, 2013

I was reading one of my favourite blogs this morning...Lucky 13 and decided to check out how to add some icons to my side bar....and ended up downloading a new template design..I LOVE it!!!  I certainly need to fix it up (and trying to figure that out:) perhaps I'll ask Ethan!  Some things are needing to be corrected such as the wording on the header isn't really properly centred.  Learning as I go along.

Today is the beginning of the COLD.  Although the sun was peeking out a bit and some fat flakes were floating down it did look pretty and happy to be INSIDE looking out.  I need to write up my to do list for the week.  I started it as part of my weekly routine to get stuff done.  I do a better job having it written down and am a geek about checking it makes me feel like I did accomplish something:)

Last week was a great week for accomplishments.  We finally have the wheels in motion to get our staircase done.  We have had our hardwood upstairs done since last March and feel like we've found the right guy to finish the stairs.  This also means painting the hallway so I was able to bring Virg to Home Depot on Sunday and I have picked up 3 colours to sample.  I think the middle one is it but may do the lighter one on the left.

Tonight is a meeting to help/inform parents on helping our high school students for next year choose their courses....still can't believe next year both my kids will be in high school...eeekkk  She says she's excited, a little nervous....must say I feel the same way.  You see I can still see her and hear her...her little 4 year old self...and now she's the big cousin to this girl...time flies by.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Today was creativity day..yeah!!!

Well I had a to do list for some creative things I wanted to accomplish today....

I got my Project Life title page completed...
I have 1.5 cards done:)  and I signed up for Ali Edwards  One Little Word at Big Picture Scrapbooking!!  I have listened to the podcast and have my handout printed out and some ideas written down for my January assignment.

The sunshine today was gorgeous and hoping the rain holds off until later in the day tomorrow...looking forward to seeing the ladies for coffee in the morning.  On Friday I have plans for lunch with my Mom and dinner with Keri...yeah lucky me.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Word of the Year

It's funny...I know I'm driving my hubby nuts:)  I have been contemplating my word of the year for awhile now. My word for last year was  embrace and even though I fell off the monthly assignments I did really try to live my word.  Whenever a situation came up I would just say to myself "embrace" and move forward.  No second guessing...just embrace.  I made a point to embrace and spend time with those who matter and mean the most to me.  I would embrace the more difficult times, the questions...look to where I knew hope would lie.   I will continue to use my embrace tactics as I continue in this new year...I want to accomplish a lot.

I kicked around words such as finish, plan,  hope, trust, fulfill, grace and thought it was create because that sounds good:)  But really the word picked I searched and looked up quotes...there it was   accomplish

I know Virg listened to me and he said create....he knows me so well, I know he wanted me to have him say that...because I DO love the word!!!

But we've been talking about things we want to complete around the house, in our lives, with our kids...and really this word is to encompass my whole life not just the fun, happy things, right?

 If you are to accomplish all that one demands of you, you must overestimate your own worth.
Our wishes are presentiments of the abilities that lie in us, harbingers of what we will be able to accomplish.                                        
                                                                                     Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I have done page layouts and canvas with my OLW in previous years...not sure how I will visualize accomplish for this year.

Part of my plans include having the kids plan and prepare one dinner a week, one day a week for creating, actually setting up an etsy site, finishing renovations in the house...number 1 the stairway:), and Virg has been kicking the idea around of a half this one...I'm not sure I can do that.  Guess I should look at the first quote :)

Tomorrow is the day to take down and put away Christmas decor...this holiday went by SO quickly.