I have a soft spot for fresh starts . . . I love a brand new year, get giddy at the start of a school year, perhaps because it's always an opportunity to try again, to do better. I'm always planning and dreaming, always aware that if you "aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." Or something like that.
So towards a new year. . .
because at the
coercion suggestion of a friend I did it . . . officially signed up for Lincoln's half marathon. *gulp* It's really the only reason I found myself pounding gravel at the brink of sunrise, my face utterly numb and devoid of feeling . . . And really I DO like running, I just think I prefer the temp to not be any lower than 28 (ish) degrees. Fifteen degrees=cold
with the camera, trying a "project 365" (ahem, 366, this year) Should that fail, I did discover a simple form of scrapbooking, kind of a hybrid between a plain photo album and a scrapbook. I have been planning (for ummmm several years now) to get into the whole digital scrapbooking arena, and it just hasn't happened. I like this new idea because it's simple, and I can still use my own handwriting for journaling. Intrigued? Check out project life. I've been stalking Amazon waiting for the products to get restocked. I'm hoping to do the basic black album, and I'm not sure yet if I'll do one of their paper packs or just pick my own. Pretty paper kind of ranks up there with pretty fabric, you know? ;o) I think I can handle slicing up some 4x6 and 3x4 rectangles. This just might be the year I start getting caught up (I haven't scrapbooked since Jackson was a baby!!).
making a list of books I want to get through (and checking which libraries have what I want, which books I may need to purchase), hoping to do a family read-aloud through all of Narnia, and trying a new approach that will hopefully lure Jackson to the written word . . .
to spend my Christmas money on new books or the 50 mm lens . . . books? . . . lens? . . . oh the dilemma ;o)
Josh to build me another bookshelf
okay, not really a word, but I'm going to get the girls going on some keyboard skills
each child a day of the (school) week, Marissa on Monday, Isabella on Tuesday, etc. (five children, five days, how perfect!) when I will spend some one-on-one time doing something they want to do. And I'll pray, specifically and more in depth for that child on that day.
Any special plans on your agenda for the year??