Sunday, March 25, 2012

bloom and grow forever


Happy March 25th!


posted by Jennifer at 3/25/2012 08:54:00 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, October 30, 2011

we have all the time in the world

October is almost over, and I haven't sewn a thing.  Under normal circumstances, I would be extremely disappointed in myself, but considering that this month and last have been insane (literally, I am doubting my sanity), I think I have done well to have scraped by with getting the necessities taken care of.

Given this, November's resolution came to me today like a car driving out of the fog:

slow down

It is the only thing that makes sense right now.  I can't keep pushing myself just a little further if I can't even keep up with day-to-day life.  So, the first thing to do is stop it with the resolutions, take a deep breath, let my head clear, and go from there.

Wish me luck.  This might be the hardest one yet.


posted by Jennifer at 10/30/2011 03:03:00 PM | 0 comments

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

if you only talk straight

I set no goal for September, and in turn, I accomplished no goal for September.  Well, I accomplished no formal goal in September.  I made it through the month, and that counts for a lot, actually.

But anyhow, it is now October, and dwelling on a month gone by is not productive.

For October, I'm going to set the goal I originally thought I was going to make for September:

sew something

I have a gigantic repair pile as well as a long list of projects I want to make, so sewing something will accomplish at least some of that.


We'll see.


posted by Jennifer at 10/05/2011 05:23:00 PM | 0 comments

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

and what have you done?

Oh, August.  When did you get here? 

I honestly cannot think of one creative, constructive thing I have the time or energy for at this point.  Well, I have a goal in mind, but September would be more realistic for it.  And, if I am guilty of being anything, it would be of being realistic.

So, I have decided that my goal for August will be to:


I am going to take a step back and assess how I am going on my goals so far, adjusting as need be.

Here.  I.  Go.

January – floss more

I've flossed more this year than I have flossed in my entire life.  Although, I have to admit that I have slowed down to flossing about once a month.  I'm counting it as a small victory.

February – compute less
Although I've gone the occasional day or two without the computer at home since February, I am not counting this one as a victory.  This area definitely needs improvement.

March – wear it or share it
I am doing really well on this goal, but it is still in progress.  This has been my favorite resolution so far, because it is constructive and also appeals to my OCD.  

April – stay hydrated
I have failed in my efforts to reduce my coffee consumption, but I've done really well with increasing my water consumption.  This results in a need to pee about every 2.5 seconds.

May – make more to give more
I have a good start and some good ideas for this, but I have to admit that I have made no headway.  However, my September goal should help with this one.

June – chill the ƒ*ç# out
Some might disagree, but I think I have done well with this one.  June was a crazy month, and I just took deep breaths, slept a few times, and it was over.  Just like that.  

July – treat myself
I got myself my first pedicure in July, and it was fabulous.  I only felt slightly guilty afterward for spending money on myself.  Also, I made an appointment for my tattoo in July, which I got this past Friday.  I'm good at spending money on myself – whodathunkit?

August – focus
Looks like I need to focus on spending less time camped out on the computer at home.  *sigh*  So, that would mean I should stop writing now.  

Or now.

Maybe now.

We'll see.


posted by Jennifer at 8/17/2011 05:22:00 PM | 0 comments

Friday, July 15, 2011

treat her like a lady

Although I'm late to update here, I did make a July resolution:

treat myself

I am 30 years old, and I've never had a professional manicure, pedicure, massage, facial – anything like that.

Today, I made an appointment for a pedicure (sans polish) on Friday, July 30.  I'm very excited.


posted by Jennifer at 7/15/2011 08:45:00 AM | 0 comments