We are WAY over due here for a Saturday Snapshots post! For those of you that are new, I usually post on Saturdays more “personal” blog entires, just to let y’all get to know me a bit better. I’ve fallen off the wagon lately, and am excited to pick it back up for 2014.
I must admit that the winter “blahs” have taken a strong hold of me this year. I find myself not motivated to do much of anything. Coming of 2013 that was full of deadlines for both blog and personal commitments, having a month deadline “free” left me feeling quite discombobulated. What was I to do with my time now that it was not being dictated by everyone else?
I’ve sat down and planned out TWO quilts this month but haven’t progressed much past picking out fabrics… they are quite nice fabrics don’t ya think?
Like most of the country it’s been COLD here, the kind of cold we Southerners are not used to. Add cold to snow, and gray and dreary, and you get a not super motivated sewist.
On the bright side, I was not going to pick a “word” for 2014… I did it last year and it worked, but nothing was really coming to me. Then last we I decided my word would be “MOVE“… Somehow in the course of raising children into teenage hood, I became quite sedentary. Chasing toddlers around burns a lot of calories, chasing teenagers not so much (that just burns brain cells).
So I got myself a fit bit and a polar watch and have set goals for steps per day and calories burned per workout. It may sound silly but the gadgets are helping with the motivation to move. I also hired a girl at the YMCA to help me make a plan, she says I should blog my progress… we’ll see… Either way the bottom line remains, I need to get off my tukus and move around more (unfortunately sewing doesn’t burn too many calories).
Aside from a dreary January we did have quite a fabulous December… (after all of the computer bad luck wore out). We left town for Christmas for first time in 11 years. It felt different to not be at home, but with the kids getting older it also felt normal to be making new traditions.
We were lucky enough to spend time with both sides of the family at Christmas, something we’ve never had the luxury of before.
I sent my oldest off to college this year and I fear she may decide to become a professional skier now… armed with a season lift pass and a ski resort 15 minutes away.
This child’s love of Lego’s was such a happy thing to me this year. He was the only one that wanted “toys” for Christmas. After years and years of toy centric Christmas lists, all of the sudden everyone only wants clothes- not as fun to buy.
Christmas was not short of sweet treats, good food, friends and family. Just the way it should be.
Til next week, in the meantime here are a few links you might enjoy:
A new sewing pattern quietly appeared in the shop this week- look for full info next week: