Tuesday, February 02, 2010

snowday.
#3.
the boys are joyous to say the least.

so I just wanted to revisit my 2010 goals...and see where I'm at
I know it's only been a month...but it's still good to remember what it is I'm suppose
to be working on...

I would like to learn to knit
this goal is a work in progress...
I now know someone that knits, AND has offered to teach me, so I'm closer...
I would like to learn to sew
this one...nooooo progress.

I want to scrapbook more...at least once a week
this is the one I really want to do and haven't...
I'm going to focus more on this.
Getting a kit from StudioCalico once a month may be the motivation I need....
(hint..hint...Colin...hint...hint)

I want my photos printed. caught up. and in albums
um...yeah, this isn't even close.
let's ignore this one for now...

I want to work on my organization
(specifically in regards to menu planning, preparation and grocery shopping...ick. I'm bad at this)
I am actually doing pretty good at this!
I'm getting a menu done...getting to the grocery store is still a hurdle. (not a fan)
but I'm improving!
I think I may even start posting my menu on Mondays like this...
we shall see about that though...
(I am not a fan of making the menu/grocery list/shopping/cooking...but I love seeing what other people are making....crazy, eh?)

I want to take a vacation with my family.(*a vacation that doesn't constitute staying in a hotel for soccer or baseball)
I may have to accept the fact that all travel this summer for us, may in fact involve soccer and/or baseball. I'm still hopeful, but it doesn't look good...

I'd like to work on getting in better shape.
I would like to also ignore this one for the time being...
I mean I still want to get in better shape...
but I'm not actually doing anything to achieve this goal currently...

next....

I want to read more...1-2 books a month sounds like a reasonable goal.finally, a goal I'm actually doing!
I read 2 books last month...and I'm almost done with a third.
whew.

I want to draw some
well, I still do...

I want to be more present in the now, and focus less on the future
working hard on this.

I would like to work on being friendlier...even when I don't feel like it...but without being fake.
I've been saying since the first of the year...
"A kinder, gentler me..."
It's my new mantra.

on the subject of kindness...
I love this quote:

"All I ask is one thing. And I'm asking this particularly of young people that watch: please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. for the record. It's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen" - Conan O'Brien 1-22-2010

and...

I loved this post that Stephanie wrote.
And for the record, I think I've always been kind.
I just come off as distant and "not outwardly nice" in group settings...

like soccer games...etc...
It's more that I'm uncomfortable...

So I'm working on that.I tell my kids all the time...
"Be nice"
Be nice to each other.
Be nice to those you meet.
Be nice to those you don't really like...
just...be nice.
Kindness does matter.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"
-Plato

6 comments:

tara pollard pakosta said...

love your goals!
I need to go back and look at my orginal list. I like the idea of breaking mine into months with more specific goals. I wish we could scrap together!
the studio calico kit rocks! I gave it up for my gym membership though!
tara

sarah said...

i really, really, REALLY wish i could be there to teach you how to sew + knit. i'm no expert - but could give you the basics.

and menus/meal planning, printing photos + the getting in better shape things -- i'm with you on that from afar!

xx.

sarah said...

oh, and i just subscribed to studio calico last week. i'm excited to get my first kit - and hopefully it helps me scrap more too :)

Audrey said...

I'm a lot like you, with the distance issue -- I really have to push myself out of my comfort zone to chat with the other parents at school events, etc. I'm just not that great at small talk, you know?

and I'm jealous of your snow days. We got one on Friday (even though the snow didn't arrive 'til 5-ish)...

essie said...

sweetheart
i love
so so
so
much
and the rv will 100% try to swing through the ark
maybe with a gaia on board who can get both of us up and knitting!
xoxoxoxox
mE

gabbyfek said...

love you, dear.
and yes-- kindness is so huge. love this post and all your thoughts on it. i know how much it means to me and my overly sensitive soul-- so i know it's something that i always need to work on and be cognizant of-- but it can be hard when you, like me :), is a homebody by nature and prefers to keep things close.
xoxoxoxo.