I'm not sure anyone is around on this long winter weekend, but let's get back into this game of blogging with a review of my list of intentions. Even though it's only been a couple of weeks I think I'm doing well.
Why not start at the top with #1: Friday night I did a little shopping and picked up a few things needed to do my own fancy manicure (ala Claudia). Saturday, in preparation for a clear Sunday morning, I did all the laundry and cooking that needed to be done. Sunday, I sat down and went through each step needed to create my beautiful new manicure and ended up with a not-too-bad job of blue nails.
However, I did freak out not think the look was quite "me", so I took the color off and I'm now sporting only a clear coat on my nails. Claudia suggests a more subtle color until my eyes get used to seeing something on the nails.
Second on the list: As to writing notes, I have been doing just that almost every day. I write to friends or family and send notes or cards, plus I also send out postcards via Postcrossing. It's been great to see postcards in my mailbox from the far reaches of the globe and to send out picture postcards of the beautiful Salt Lake Valley.
The third: Reading, I am reading, reading, reading and I've already finished 5 books for the year. The Miniaturist is one many of you will enjoy if you're a fan of historical fiction. Euphoria was just ok, but I enjoyed Bright Wings and American Pastoral. I've started The Sparrow, which may end of being my favorite read so far this year.
Four: I have been falling short on moving my body, as the weather has been wet and wetter, then inverted and miserable. The morning we were fogged in, I walked around my half mile circle a couple of times (photos were the motivator). So, I've made plenty of excuses and, from now on, I plan to get my move on everyday.
A Fifth: As to drink more tea, I am not falling behind on this intention and have had a chance to meet up with a couple of friends. This is my favorite of all my intentions for the year.
Six: I may not be able to grow many veggies at the moment, but we are having a good time going through catalogs. Orders are being placed and lists are being made for future orders. The gardening time gets closer each day and within weeks we could be using Smith's new greenhouse.
(Yes, he and his buddies have been building a community greenhouse during this mild winter). Mild winters are not good for garden season, however, as I see a bug infested year.
7th: Hugs, hugs, hugs. Thank you for accepting my hugs and for giving them back. You can count on me for a hug any time. I'm all about giving people hugs, but only if they don't have a cold. Too many people I know are under the weather.
Eight: I'm smiling, or trying to keep smiling during the cold, wet, crummy weather we're having. BUT, I say "Thank You" every chance I get!
Number Nine: Every day I try to do a little something on one of my projects, but some days there just isn't time. Every stitch I make moves me closer to a finished project and it also calms the mind. It's the calming I need, as my days have been busy.
And, as for The Tenth: Trying to be more me, accept me, well, that's the hardest of all the intentions. I am working on me every day.
So, how have you been during my little blog break? I hope your intentions have been going well and that you've stayed healthy.