Monday, January 31, 2011

Recap: Mission - January

One month of 2011 ready to call it a wrap. It feels as though this long, cold, grey month has passed too soon. There is still planning and dreaming and wishing and being to do. Today is a new day, tomorrow another. Let's keep it all in sight.
So, how did my month shake out?
1.Save. Most certainly. There is still learning to be had and work to be done but progress has been significant.
2.Tidy. A constant battle.
3.Build. A Lego construction world has been conquered.
4.Read. Two books have had their covers closed. One, I miss and the other I admire the author for following a dream.
5.List. Oh there are more to be had.
6.Photograph. Fail.
7.Write. There has been a storm of ideas pouring forth. There are pages of thought penned. Now, to weave them together.

It was an accomplished month. The newness of the year has worked it's way in and 2011 just fits right where it should.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Way late Team Up.

Last week it was Black and White. Puna does such a sensational job. Just looking at her images gives me the winter chills.

Contrasting her outside chilly snap, I went with a different type of black and white. The black dog on white pillow was my odd spin this week.

Pop over and see what Melody and Megan have up, won't you?

Monday, January 24, 2011

On my mind.

We are all visionaries, and what we see is our soul in things.
~Henri Amiel

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
~Kate Chopin

Freedom is always within the framework of our destiny.
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lay Lady Lay.

On so many levels, this video and song speaks to me.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

~Louis de Bernieres

Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwines together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mission: January

Half way into the new year and I feel like I'm just getting going. Like a car in winter, I needed some time to warm up before being ready to go. Here's what's in store:

  1. Save.
  2. Tidy.
  3. Build.
  4. Read.
  5. List.
  6. Photograph.
  7. Write.

That sounds like both a challenging and realistic list for me. Tell me, how do you interpret each of those missions of mine? Do they apply to you, too?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Team Up Thursday: All in a Row.

We're back! Puna and I have teamed up again.
Her image is of Christmas cuties all in row. I like the devious look on that first one's face. Oh the thoughts he must be thinking! I admire how awesome she gets her aperture. I'm honoured to be her partner.

Let me set the stage. 7:20AM the morning of her wedding, my sister calls me frantic. The bouquets arrived and the florist messed up. I grabbed everyone coffee, stopped and picked up whatever yellow flowers could be had and zoomed to the rescue. This was the result.
Skip over and see Melody and Megan for some more great fun.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Recap: Mission - December

It's never too late to check back in.

1.Absorb the magic that December is. I did. It was spectacular.
2.Rip out a realistic study strategy. I'm struggling with this. I need to dig deeper. Find more.
3.Get those books cycled. Put away what needs not be out. I was able to tuck some away. I still have more to do here, though.
4.Christmas - decide what it's really all about. This might take more time than I thought. I have an inkling it will take me a while yet before I get this.
5.Get that tree up and d.e.c.o.r.a.t.e. The tree went up and the tree came down. Decorations were out and I've already started my brainstorming for next Christmas decor. There is something super in store for card organization.
6.Clothes, move out! Too small toys, you too! Hmmm, try try again.
7.Wrap up and reflect. I'm still working on this one.
8.Plan, dream, brainstorm for 2011 and all the promise that it holds. See previous.
9.Pray for a smooth surgery. It was smooth. More involved than we first thought but smooth none the less.
10.Spice up my locks. A short asymmetrical snip and I've been rocking it out.
11.Write. Define. Design. With some help from Designer Blogs, I spiffed up the look of this place.
12.Try and finish reading a book. There is just so much I want to read. I didn't finish any books. I did start reading a few more though. Now, the obvious question would be why can't I just read one at a time? Truth is, it's just not me.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On my mind.

"Accept who you are; and revel in it."
~Tuesdays with Morrie

"Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one."
~The Five People You Meet in Heaven

"There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice."
~For One More Day

*All above quotes from cited books written by Mitch Albom

Monday, January 10, 2011

Health and the like.

I'm humbled by those of you who thought of me during my surgery. I still can't say I'm better but I'm absolutely on the mend. The knee itself is still swollen and I walk with a limp. If I push too hard, am on my feet too long, walk too many stairs or just do too much, the pain reminds me to slow down. With physiotherapy this should go away as the muscles regain their strength. I have a new appreciation for the intensity that is physiotherapy.
My time has been filled with lots of ice packs, warm wishes and a few pain meds. Thank you all for your kindness.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


How have I not heard of this until today?

Thursday, January 6, 2011


  • found
  • ductive
  • blem
  • digy
  • phecy
  • voke
  • crastinate
  • bably
  • fess
  • active
  • ceed
  • vide
  • hibit
  • tect

What kind of pro are you today?