Monday, November 26, 2007

It's Been a While Friends

I'm ashamed to admit I fell off the bandwagon with this whole blogging thing. These pictures of my cat illustrate how I've been feeling. She likes to hide from the world, every time I put new sheets on my bed, my cat jumps up and gets in the way, either she is doing a silent protest against my sheets and comforter or like me, she appreciates the opportunity to block out the world and it's craziness. I tend to freak out around this time each year because I'm an elementary music teacher and I feel overwhelmed with planning Holiday Concerts and the busy schedule that comes with the month of December. I like Christmas but not the stress that accompanies it. If we took away all the stressful parts of Christmas and brought it back to its original intent I think it would be more enjoyable, but life is also what you make it so this year I'm gonna try and chill out a little more.

I'm a big believer in if you verbalize something or write it down it's much more likely to happen so let me tell you my goals for this week and feel free to check up on me or remind me in the comments section.

  1. Finish reading "Your Money Counts" by Howard Dayton for Crown Financial Small Group and complete the rest of my homework for that class
  2. Buy Christmas Presents online
  3. Do my Christmas Cards so I can chill out and not stress about it
  4. Take some boxes of clothes that have been in my room for over a month to the Goodwill
  5. Watch Project Runway on Wednesday and Samantha Who? on Monday night and THAT'S IT! TV is a trap and I'm trying not to get stuck in it.
  6. Listen to 7 Habits of Highly effective people in the car (I have an hour and a half commute each day I should make better use of it)

If I accomplish all that, I will be pretty ecstatic. I may have to give myself a little treat like a manicure!


Here's wishing everyone has an awesome week and keep in touch!



Monday, November 12, 2007

This Better Work!


Today my niece Joy looked so cute, I thought I have to put this on my blog! The only problem was I had to figure out how. After 2 and a half hours I finally figured it out. Windows Vista causes a lot of problems when you are trying to install something and I realized I should multitask when I work on my blog because my computer is so slow. Anyway, below are 6 pics I thought were blog worthy. Enjoy!

My cat

"Kitty Poo Poo Head"

(seriously that's her name :)

Pictures from a day trip my mom and I took on a train through Maryland

Will earning brownie points feeding Keira (my friend's kids)

A picture I took outside of my house, I love where I live

Joy sittin' pretty, we stuck her in a box to see what she would do. She liked it!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rome wasn't built in a day

I don't know why it feels so weird to post my first blog. It makes me think of writing in my diary when I was a pre-teen and teenager. Of course because I have trouble following through with things sometimes, I have about a dozen diaries with 8 pages written in each. Hopefully that won't happen with this blog, that's part of the growing up thing I'm working on (commitment/following through).

I think this will be cathartic, I'm not planning on pouring out my soul or anything but it's seems like people are more open when they talk online than face to face. It's almost like the computer screen is a security blanket. I know I have a lot to learn regarding blogs and it'll take some time, but I'll get there. Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will my blog be.

One of the reasons I want to start a blog is so I can keep in better touch with friends and family. I get so inspired when I see a really cool blog I just have this gut reaction - "I want to do that!". So here I am doing it. I've finally gotten the ball rolling and it will be fun to see where it goes.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and if there's a way to leave a note and say hi! please do.
(I haven't figured that out yet)