Thursday, December 26, 2013

List #25 - Can't get enough of ....

List #25 - Can't get enough of ....

  •    Eating ice cream and chocolate candy
  •    Spending time with my grandson
  •    Watching snow fall
  •    Knitting and beading
  •    Seeing my daughter smile and laugh

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

List #23 - Who I consider 'Family'. List #24 - Things I heard today.

List #23 - Who I consider 'Family'
^ My family
^ Sly my cat
^ Mike - my daughter's husband
^ Rebecca
^ My Guy *Gary*

List #24 - Things I heard today....

# My cat jumping up on the bed this morning
# My cuckoo clock that makes me smile every time
# Christmas music
# My family laughing
# Other people laughing

List #21 - Positive things from this week. List #22- Things that can wait until tomorrow

List #21 - Positive things from this week.

  • Having fun with Gary
  • My daughter receiving a special gift from her grandmother
  • Enjoying Christmas shopping and wrapping the gifts
  • Completing an important project at work -- on time
  • Mailing out Christmas cards -- on time

List #22 - Things that can wait until tomorrow
* Reading email
* Laundry
* Going to the car wash
* Watching Tv
* Changing the sheets

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

List #19 - Projects I finished this year. List #20- With a day to myself I would...

List #19 - Project I finished this year.
Lots of knitted items for Arts Fest
Beaded panel for a gift exchange
Renovating my kitchen (that was a whole year of a lot of decisions to make!)
Fun bracelets I made for myself
Re-organizing my pantry, my yarn stash and bead stash

List #20 - With a day to myself I would
Turn on an audio book and do beading
Turn on a movie and knit
Go to the library
Sit on the patio and read a book
Have ice cream for dinner

List #17- I wish I had done more __ this year. List #18- On my shopping list

 List #17 - I wish I had done more _____  this year
Walking,  biking  and   working out

Cooking  and  baking

Beading  and  knitting

Making green smoothies

List #18 - On my shopping list
The usual cast of characters.....
  •      coffee and creamer
  •      spinach and kale
  •      pineapple, blueberries and bananas
  •      oatmeal, pecans and walnuts
  •      mushrooms, onions, celery and carrots
  •      lottery tickets
  • oh....   and furniture and wood flooring for my home

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

List #16 Favorite things to eat this time of year

List #16 - Favorite things to eat this time of year
  • Christmas cookies
  • Hot soup and crusty rolls
  • Cinammon rolls hot out of the oven
  • Dark chocolate (oh wait, that's anytime of year)

Monday, December 16, 2013

List #14 & List #15

List #14 - Stocking up on...

  • Bottles of wine
  • Frozen shrimp, cheese & crackers - lots of party yummies
  • Wrapping paper & ribbon
  • Yarn for knitting, beads for beading
  • 2014 Calendars for the kitchen, bathroom, home office & work office

List #15 - I like to avoid.....

--- People that talk in the negative or talk condescendingly
--- People that don't know how to converse and don't give you a chance to jump in and talk
--- People that think their ideas are the right ones and everyone else's ideas, decisions and opinions are not valid and sniff their nose at you.
--- Driving in bad weather and/or icy roads.
--- Being around sick people.
--- Greasy french fries
--- Bees and mosquitos

Sunday, December 15, 2013

List #12 and List #13

List #12 - Places I went this year

A weekend knitting retreat - in Breckenridge, OH

Columbus, OH for a Ohio Beader's gathering

To Florida to visit my mother

To Virginia for Thanksgiving with my sister


List #13 - I get excited when ...
  • Someone gives me a gift
  • I go to the movies with my daughter or sis
  • I get to visit with my other sis who lives out of state
  • We go out for ice cream
  • All the Christmas gifts are wrapped and ready

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

List # 11 - Without....... I would probably .....

This was fun, a fill in the blank.
Here is what I chose for List # 11

Without Chocolate, I would probably....
     Be 15 lbs lighter,
     Have clear skin,
     or - eat more potato chips
           and be cranky

List # 10 - I was a friend this year by...

It's amazing how busy life suddenly gets...   (maybe I'm trying to do too much)
I'm trying to keep up with my 30 days of lists and create one list a night but...
there's always something else that needs to get done.

Tuesday night I made cookies so I could bring them to the knitting cocoa and cookies party Friday night.
Tonight, my sister and niece drove into town so visiting with them takes precedence over everything! :)
Tomorrow night we will all go to my daughter's to visit and play with my 6 month old grandson.
Friday night is the cocoa and cookies knitting party.
Saturday night I'm babysitting so my daughter can go to her work holiday party.

I obviously work during the day or I wouldn't have this struggle of time to get my list printed and my book page decorated.

This is something I'm really enjoying, I'm looking forward to sitting with glue and glitter and cutouts to sparkle up my book list a bit more.  Maybe Sunday.....

I've finished my list for tonight, but won't get it loaded into my list book - looks like it'll be awhile for that .. poo

Here is List # 10 - I was a friend this year by...
     Making a necklace for a friend who really liked the one I was wearing.
     Taking on extra duties at work for a team mate who was feeling overwhelmed.
     Knitting a hat for my neighbor's mother who lost her hair to chemo.

Monday, December 9, 2013

List #9 - My Favorite outfits / Accessories

My favorite outfits are mostly all about comfort.
Soft and warm in the winter, light weight and cool in the summer and most definitely I go casual as often as I can.

I make jewelry so I wear it with casual and dressy outfits, it's all fun to wear.

List #9 - My Favorite outfits / Accessories

Bright colored socks
A soft cotton yellow top with worn jeans
Bright green long sleeve T under a turquoise sweater
Dagger bead necklaces that I made
Many beaded bracelets that I made
Gold sweater from NY&Co with a gold, pink and brown top

Sunday, December 8, 2013

List # 7 - What I'm going to remember about today & List # 8 - On my movie watching list

I'm caught up after this post.  I hope I keep up after this, it's a lot easier just posting every day... when I remember.

12/7/13 - List #7 - What I'm going to remember about today

Putting up Christmas fairy lights in my new kitchen.  Feels like I’m so behind in Christmas decorating – it’s already 12/7 and I only have a string of lights up.

Hanging a picture that I painted with my daughter.  Used 3M hanging strips and hung it in the kitchen, hope it stays up!

Finished knitting a purple and white hat for myself.  I usually don’t keep anything I knit, but this one is for me .

12/8/13 - List #8 -  On my movie watching list

·        The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey
·        The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug
·        We’re the Millers
·        Man of Steel
·        Despicable Me 2
·         The Lone Ranger

List # 5 - Traditions & List # 6 On My Reading List

I got a few days behind.  It's amazing how fast the days fly by when I'm not paying attention !

12/5/13 - List #5 of 30 days of Lists  - Traditions

Baking cookies
Stockings hung by the fireplace
Decorating gifts with sparkly ribbons
making resolutions
Picking out reading challenges for next year
Cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning
hanging snowflakes from the arches
Making next year's calendar with my daughter


12/6/13 - List #6 of 30 days of Lists - On my reading list

The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love
The Wise Man's Fear
Barefoot in the Sand
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Drums of Autumn
Duck the Halls
The House at Tyneford

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

List #4 - I am happy to report

I am happy to report...
  1. My new kitchen floor will be installed tomorrow (it was actually installed today - I wrote my list late last night
  2. I finished knitting my daughters fingerless mitts 
  3. I enjoy filling in my 30 days of lists book
  4. We decided to cut our own tree this year
  5. We started decorating the house for the holidays (Thanksgiving was so late in November, Christmas is only 3 weeks away!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

List #3

List #3  - This is the only time of year....
  • I make my lists of reading challenges  ( I pick 3 or 4 challenges and try to pick out the books for each challenge)
  • I shop for Christmas gifts ( I can't shop early - I've tried )
  • I have the Christmas tree set up ( we put it up in December and take it down right after the 1st -- no lingering trees )
  • We cook a turkey ( it would be easy to cook any other time of year, but I only cook them during the holidays )

Monday, December 2, 2013

12/2/13 - List #2: Around My Home

It's not your imagination, this IS a different book than the one List #1 was in yesterday.

This new book was sitting on my shelf because just like good china, I've been afraid to use it.  It's a blank page book that was hand made just for me.

I haven't decided on how to decorate each daily list,  I'll work on that tonight.
For sure, this book will be much more fun to use and will require a lot more creativity from me.

List #2:  Around My Home
  • Balls of yarn & works in progress
  • Piles of stuff on my desks
  • Kitty toys and lots of fur
  • Books and magazines
  • Twinkle lights
  • Cats made of metal, wood and ceramic

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12/1/13 - List 1: Before the end of the year

  1. Bake holiday cookies
  2. Knit a scarf for my daughter, Ann
  3. Knit a lap blanket for MIL Mary
  4. Buy a new kitchen table
  5. Get kitchen backsplash installed
  6. Make New years resolutions
  7. Create my reading challenges lists for 2014
  8. Research the instax camera to purchase
  9. Get my painting supplies for "Daring Adventures in Life with Mati Rose

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The sign up

I've signed up for another adventure!
I am hoping this adventure will keep me focused on my daily life which passes in a blur.  A month flies by and I seem to barely notice because I'm so caught up in routine.

I've signed up for 30 Days of Lists, and it begins on December 1st.

This is a form of journaling.  A prompt to create a list everyday.  I can keep it as simple as 1. 2. 3. or expand with photos and writing.  There are no rules to follow.
It's another form of creativity.  A small piece of excitement to pull me out of the daily doldrums, even if it's for just 5 - 10 minutes.
I'll post about my new adventure.  This is the journal book I'll use.  Photo booth turned the words backwards, like a mirror.  Funny!

Live Well Laugh Often Love much