Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

I suppose most folk who offer prizes on their blog are doing it for marketing reasons or because they have extra stash to unload. Posts are probably well designed and prizes carefully thought out ahead of time.
As you have probably guessed, this is a bit more random and for fun. Just a commitment to offer some cool stuff to those who read here and a commitment to some more than usual blogging.
No new New Year's resolution re blogging; still plan to blog my twice a month. Very happy that is one resolution I maintained in 2012! I guess it is one I'll make again. Sometimes, like now, there may be a bit more blogging and every now and then some fun prizes.
So many thoughts rush in on New Year's Day. Thoughts of the year past. The most recent event was the loss of Great Aunt Jeanne. She was 95 and in poor health recently. Yet, she will be missed. I've been trying to get my thoughts together for a note to cousin Ron (Jeanne's son) and his wife Vicki. She was the last of that generation, a child of immigrant parents. Her life spanned so many changes in the world, it sets my mind reeling!
I am not planning a lot of resolutions. Thinking about projects like One Little Word and Project 365 or maybe Project 52. Of course, more photos means better photos. Still, it is hard to make those kind of plans. Not that either is a lot to do but some days I'd just rather do nothing at all!
Did you folks watch the Rose Parade today? It was awesome. We went in person a few years ago on a Rose Bowl parade and game tour package and we loved it! I liked visiting the floats in the park in Pasadena after the parade when I lived in Southern CA. The designs get better and better and the flowers were so amazing - I think the cold weather helped. The Kaiser Permanente float was just so cool! I really liked the photo representations on the Delta float, too. Disney's "Cars Land" was another fave and those traditional puppets on the Indonesia float were breathtaking. Liked the bands and the gorgeous cars and horses, so pretty much was happy with the entire thing. Will look for a good photo of roses to put on this post but it will be photoless for now.
Woke up this am and resolved to take a nap because I did not sleep well. Off to do that now and consider other plans for 2013. Do share some of your resolutions.
Comments today will be entered in a prize drawing for a $10 gift certificate at Scrapbook.com.


Wonder Woman said...

Instead of resolutions, I'm doing monthly goals. I'm taking Ali Edward's class "One Little Word" and my word is Create. So I'm focusing on creating happiness and peace in my life. For January I have a goal to ride 1 mile every day on my excersize bike. I have a few other goals dealing with my house. But that's the main month long one. :)

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

My main "goal" is to heave a set bedtime (10:00) and stick to it. I think I will sleep better and that will make me feel better! Happy New Year!

Cindy deRosier said...

I always make craft/creative resolutions, including making at least 50 scrapbook layouts, making all the cards our family sends, and blogging every M-F. I'm adding a few this year involving teaching, submitting for publication, and making money through crafting.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I chose to sleep in this morning and miss the parade since I must retrunt to work tomorrow. But I do love seeing the beautiful floats. I lived in SoCal for 4 years and never made it to see the parade live. Maybe someday. I love Marianne's goal... maybe I should add that to my list since I am such a bad sleeper. I also want to make my family eat better this year... maybe we can all shead some weight that is not needed. I would also like to clean out some of my closets... down size a little. Happy New Year Karen!!

Susan said...

I hope you are feeling better! I didn't make it to midnight last night and can't believe I'm still awake tonight. you asked about resolutions.....here are mine: http://simplysusanslife.blogspot.com/2013/01/2013-year-of-24.html

billiejo said...

I love hearing that you kept your blog posting commitment. I have questioned keeping my blog or not. I already let the one go that was for my technique students (I no longer teach), and now I wonder why I started the new one. I haven't made any commitments or resolutions yet; being sick all week I put many things off, including thinking. LOL! Maybe I will try to post twice a month. Thanks for another chance to win.
Sandy... Fiskateer 1781

Tona said...

I missed watching the parade. I have no idea how, but it happened lol. I'm enjoying seeing some of the sneak peeks that rae coming out. Have you seen G-45's French Country? I love it!

Ladydoc said...

Tona - You are a lucky girl! You have won this prize. Keep entering folks for the last couple of prize posts. Thanks, folks, for sharing your resolutions.