happy new year!

January 6, 2014


I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish for you a year full of peace and contentment.

This is goal making time right? Um, maybe I’ll talk about that later. This year I feel like just making every single day a new start. I heard a quote yesterday that I can’t quite find. It’s by Darryl Hoole and says something about setting wonderfully thigh goals that you know you will never reach. They are like the North Star. You know you will never actually get there but you still need it to give you direction. This year I just want to follow my North Star and journey along the path.


I truly enjoyed time with my family. And now it’s time to get back to work. Except that all I really want to do today is curl up in my quiet empty house and read a book while it rains outside. I had to cajole both myself and at least one of my kidlets out of bed this morning. We aren’t quite ready to get back into the daily swing of things. I have a big stack of paperwork to get done. I only got halfway through my stack of stuff to give away. (That means yes, there is more good stuff coming your way.) I don’t think I’ve got any pressing deadlines but it sure feels like I’m missing something and sort of behind already. I think it’s just the cold, grey, rain coming down that puts me in this frame of mind.

Ginger teaSo here is my coping mechanism. I wrote down a very specific list of tasks. Small things that add up to big things. I chose the two most important things that need to get done and begin doing the small things that add up to the big thing. Then I’m going to go for a walk if the weather permits and gift an hour to myself. A book and a cup of hot herbal tea. A cozy couch and a quilt. Hmm. Ginger with lemon, honey and mint might be just right for today.

And congratulations to Beth Hammergren who is the winner of the sweet little catalog from SAQA’s A Sense of Scale.



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  • Reply
    Beth Hammergren
    January 7, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you very much. Looking forward to perusing the SAGA A Sense of Scale.

  • Reply
    January 7, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Happy New Year!!! I love the concept of aiming for your North Star. I have never been one for resolutions or word for the year, it always seemed like I was putting stress on a year that hadn’t begun. So, I choose to dream and to follow those dreams, along the way learn a lot about myself and my craft. Wishing you huge steps towards your North Star and much fun and joy on the journey.

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