Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My try at one little word

I’m not formally participating in Ali Edwards’ class, or in any informal group, but I’ve decided to try out this “One Little Word” idea.  Actually, this one kind of found me.  With everything that’s going on, I kept thinking of this word:




1 : to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude<release hostages> <release pent-up emotions> <release the brakes>; also : to let go : dismiss <released from her job>

2 : to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses <was released from her promise>

3 : to give up in favor of another : relinquish <release a claim to property>



In 2011, I want to

Release myself from worry:

about buying a house

about selling a house

about money

about relationships

Release myself from stress

from work

from trying to get everything done

from trying to make everything perfect

from trying to please everyone except myself

I am keeping my word in mind, and when stress and worry rear their ugly head, I take a deep breathe and repeat my word.


On another note, you might have noticed a lack of scrappy projects on the ol’ blog lately.  We’ve decluttered the house for staging/showing, and put everything that is not absolutely essential to our daily routine in storage, including all of my scrap supplies.  Until we get settled in a new home, posts, especially scrap-related, might be fewer than normal.  Sorry.

Monday, January 3, 2011

My New Years Resolutions

Christmas is over, we've recovered from our New Year's celebrations.  It's that time of year again: resolutions for the new year.  I usually make one or two, and stick to them pretty well.  But the ones I've chosen this year will be a little tougher for me, so maybe if I put them here in black and white, I'll be a little more accountable.  Here it goes:

1. Read 25 books in 2011

Until I got to college, I was a huge, voracious reader.  I had my nose stuck in a book all of the time.  Once I got to college, though, I no longer had time for reading for pleasure.  I don't think my husband has ever even seen me read a book!  So I've loaded my to-read list onto GoodReads, and I'm going for it!

2.  Complete super-secret Christmas project

In the off-chance my family were to read my blog, I don't want to spoil it.  Suffice it to say this one will be very time consuming (and scrapbook related).

3. Complete my cross-stitch project

Remember this post?  'Nuff said.

4.  Learn German

Whenever Mark and I go to Europe, I'm in charge of learning some passable form of the local language.  We're looking to go to Germany later this year, so next on my list is German.  I even have free access to Rosetta Stone.  Now I just need to make myself do it.

So what are you resolving for the new year?


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