Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sweet Silence

It's 8:00AM and I'm curled up in our big red chair in my sunroom, with my laptop, and the view of high tide. Dixie is curled up at my feet, being such a good and chill dog ;) Oh! We got a puppy, from Alabama. Will post about her SOON! 

I'm not feeling so hot this AM, so decided to work from home till lunch. Oh! I now work full time at Serendipity magazine! I am an Ad Sales Executive and this morning I landed my first meeting!! Maybe I should work from home more often ;)

There is just such a sweet silence this morning out here in the burbs. The construction crew has arrived at the house down the street and their hammers and staple guns are out! The moms and kids are jumping into their cars to head to school - they usually walk - but it's 16 degrees out this morning. And Dixie is now chewing on a stick she brought in last night. 

I should try and get some work done before she needs a walk! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Goals. NOT Resolutions.

I had 9 measly goals set for the month of December. Of those 9, I accomplished 3. Pathetic. 

Now, I could blame it on the dog. Seriously, she's still a puppy and a serious time-suck. It's kind of like having a 2 year old. You have to watch every move they make. They put EVERYTHING in their mouths. They teethe. They eat a lot. They are not quite potty-trained, but learning. It's exhausting. 

But if I'm honest with myself, it's not really (ALL) the dog's fault. I am just SUCH a procrastinator. 

So. These are my goals for 2012. And let's be honest who really stays true to resolutions anyway? Maybe if I put them out there, I'll at least feel more obligated to check them off the list! 

  • Finish writing Thank You Notes by end of January (this was a December goal....).
  • Learn French by September 1st, using the Rosetta Stone Chris gave me for my birthday 2 years ago. 
  • Write a REAL Business Plan by April 3oth. Or else I am not to speak of this dream any longer. It's a waste of time. 
  • Establish a routine for me and the dog by mid-February. 
  • Establish an exercise routine, and get my husband on board too. 
  • Organize the basement and set up a little laundry room (also on December's list...) 
  • Organize the garage...and figure out what to do with it. 
  • Hook up my new insanely expensive printer that's been sitting in the box since July. 
  • Have a photography show at Arcadia by June. 
  • Find a church I like. 
  • Make two headboards. 
  • Change my last name. 
  • Hang blinds/curtains all over house.
  • Take up yoga....again. 
  • Oh, and commit to writing on this blog that I created ;) 
Happy New Year!!