Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year... and resolution/plans

It's been a busy Christmas break... not that I've done anything substantial, but this is what I feel like.  I've been very good this year and not joined any challenges, except the Reading off my Shelves.  I have one library book left to read and then I'm hiding my card, or maybe I'll just put it in a safe place and as usual forget where that is.  So needless to say I will not be getting anything, well maybe one, books in the mail.  SO no Mailbox MONDAY.  And I vow to keep better records of what I'm reading.  I've lost track of the books I read in 2014.  I'm not really good on the Good reads website, so it's a little more word processing with a pencil.  Rest more. Read more.

One other resolution that I'd like to make is to use my camera a little more, and figure out how to use more of the features.  My photo course was not so good.  The purpose of my taking it was to better get reference photos for my drawing/painting.  That was a limited sucess, and I'm just too tired at night to do another class.  Rest more. Paint more.

I don't plan on purging... my kids can do that when they put me in a home. I like my junk. I would like to organize it, so I can more enjoy it.  Rest more, read more, paint more, scrap more.

And  I'd like to revisit my bookbinding.  I really enjoy that skill and now with pinterest... the ideas some people have, are incredible.  Rest more, read more, paint more, scrap more, bind more books.

So that for today is what the plan for the upcoming year.  Not too many outrageous plans, but I do wish there were another day in the week. 

What are you reading... Norwegian by Night is still in my book bag, and the library book is All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr.


bermudaonion said...

Good luck with your goals. Happy New Year!

Nise' said...

Happy New Year. Love your thoughts on purging. My husband says that too.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Good luck with the resolutions. No challenges for me either. Even reading off my shelf failed... too many shiny new books to choose from.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Happy New Year, Irene!

I'd like more days in the week too -in fact my plans are much like yours - read, relax, paint a bit and get to know how to use my camera properly. Let's hope we both succeed.

kelley jensen said...

I love that you are letting your kids purge your junk--I'm there too. I've started putting notes with things so they'll know what it is before they chuck it. My mom did that and it was kind of nice as we went through her things to read a little bit about it. I'm sure we kept more than we would have otherwise. Good luck with your new years resolutions.

Jenny said...

I'm reading lots of poetry these days, dear Irene, and hoping to write some. My "mores" : read more, write more, take more pictures. That is all. xoxo

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