Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year, Great or Should I Say Grateful New Project

I came across this post from a friend's link on Facebook -

I like the philosophy behind keeping a Gratitude Journal and have oftentimes tried it myself, but like so many other things, I don't follow through.

I really like what the lady in the Upworthy link did, and I plan to try it myself.  While she used Polaroid pictures and an actual hard copy journal, I have decided to use digital/cellphone pictures and keep mine with this blog.  That way, I can keep this blog rolling, I have a built-in way to come up with a daily topic, which I had hoped to do when I restarted it last fall, but once again - no follow through.

Since it is only January 4th, I can come up with my 3 items I missed and post them all at once.

January 1 -
I am grateful for those hidden treasures at the dollar store.  I found this blank spiral journal for $2 on my New Year's Day shopping excursion.  It has colors I love, it's cheerful and it also has the type of positive message on the cover, which I hope can become second nature to me.

I am planning on using it to write down random things - ideas, things I want to accomplish during the year, etc.

I will get my 2nd & 3rd pictures later.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Left vs. Right

One of the things that made me re-start blogging - a silly little test that was floating around on Facebook last week, asking Right Brained or Left?

I've always considered myself to be Left-brained - a logical thinker, good with numbers and facts.  But I've also thought I had very strong right brained tendencies, I love to create, can be disorganized and scatter brained.  After taking the test, I ended up as 56% RIGHT brained and 44% Left.  I was a bit surprised to be more dominant on the right.  I went back and took it again, got the same result.  Took it one more time, changed one answer, where honestly I could have answered the other way, and got the opposite results, 56 L, 44 R. 

Anyway, it got me to thinking.  I have been neglecting my creative side lately, with the exception of a pumpkin decorating project last month. So in typical ADD fashion, I looked up the picture of the afghan I posted yesterday, which led me to this blog, Attic24, who I believe is the source of the original design.  I love her blog, she has gorgeous crochet projects, beautiful pictures of these wonderful scenic places in England and that led me to thinking I should try this blog thing again.

Here's the picture of my pumpkin, Cinderella's carriage -

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Back in the Saddle

I've decided to give the blog another go, it came to me like a flash at about 3:00 this morning during a 2 hour spell of insomnia.

For months, I have been trying to study for the CPA exam.  I haven't been the most effective studier and I sure haven't made time to do any of the things I enjoy, such as read for pleasure, crochet, cook, play the piano or anything else that gives me any kind of joy.  It's funny how as troubling bouts of insomnia can be, you can have moments of true clarity.

I've decided to start working on a project I have had my eye on for almost 2 years.  This afghan caught my eye -

A granny square afghan is the perfect project to work on and combine with studying.  If I take a 10 minute break, I can crochet a row or two and then just set it down and pick up the textbook again.

I also think it would be great if I played my keyboard every night, even if it's only 1 song.  It dawned on me in the middle of the night, that I need to make a concerted effort to bring joy back to my life, it's been lacking of late.

I changed the name of the blog again, hopefully this time I got it right.

Monday, September 24, 2012

MOnday Part 2

I miss my Daddy.

Monday Musings

Cowboys won, Longhorns were off, Rangers better wake up.

My buddy Brendan was robbed of an Emmy.

Gillian MIchaels' 30 Day Shred is hard, and my body forgot how to do jumping jacks.

Doing push-ups with an inquisitive cat nearby is even harder.

I love this time of year and want to buy every magazine with all of the fall and holiday decorating and cooking ideas.

My storage unit is gradually emptying.

Next book, The Thirteenth Tale.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday sentences

Met with surgeon, going to wait and see, do another ultrasound around January, see if there's any change, so no cutting my throat open for now.

Tomorrow morning is a new experience, a yoga hike, details to follow afterwards.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Thyroid biopsy inconclusive, being referred to a surgeon to have the nodule/lump taken out, ain't that a peach.