Happy new year, dear ones!
Hope your holidays were heart-warming. Joining Anne in Residence for her “Currently” link-up and my first post of this shiny new year. For today’s prompts, we are talking about what we are hoping, playing, reading, scheduling and starting. Sometimes I have to really think on the prompts but my responses came easily this time. Have a look:
…for my best year yet. That is almost selfish of me because I’ve had a life filled with some pretty magical years. But for 2018 though, I have chosen a word of the year…peace. Planning to work hard to find inner peace (no more teeth grinding or clenching, no more rolling around all night ruminating) by beginning and ending my days the right way. “Miracle Morning” (learn more here) in the a.m. and completing The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude before bed. A big hug of gratitude goes to Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom for sending me this journal for Christmas. Thank you, sweet friend.
…two fun games on New Years. My PC grew up in a game playing family. His parents especially like to play a game I’d never heard of called “Upwords”. They are quite competitive and will play this “Scrabble”-type game for hours. By contrast, my family never played games. My mother really disliked board games and only played card games like “Bridge” and “Canasta” on occasion. Nowadays, whenever my daughters, sister and brother and I get together, there’s usually at least one round of “Pictionary” played. We’ve upped our game from drawing on little slips of scrap paper to using a large white board. Which makes it even more fun.
This holiday season, we added a new game to the mix. “Vertellis” is described as a conversation starter card game that encourages “more meaningful connections with loved ones in offline settings.” We played “Vertellis” while we ate dinner at a Chinese buffet and then came home to play “Pictionary” until time to usher in 2018.
…a children’s lit title, adult fiction, finishing up a piece of historical fiction and starting a new nonfiction book.
In anticipation of the March movie release of “A Wrinkle in Time”, I am listening to this children’s book by Madeleine L’Engle via Audible. Joining Kristen at Taz&Belly and Rachel at RAD for their new monthly link-up series “Book by Book”. The theme for our January book is something cozy. Wasn’t sure how to determine if the theme of a potential title was ‘cozy’ but after some searching settled on How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O’Neal. The word ‘warm’ is used in its reviews. That equates to cozy, right? Finishing up The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory and just starting Finding Your Balance by Sandy Cooper.
…blog posts. Can you believe it? Broke open my brand new Erin Condren life planner last week and wrote all of the link-ups I am looking forward to participating in. Then penciled in my own series. And a dental appointment for later this month. For a gal who blogs by the seat of her pants, that was a lot of scheduling. Although you’d never know from my haphazard blogging style, I am a planner. Read my post on planners, here.
…work on winter goals. Lucia helped me write them onto my goal blackboard (check out my DIM, Did it Myself goal blackboard how-to). Tried to keep them do-able and readable. But Lucia’s snow effects make them a little hard to see.
- Exercise 4X a week.
- Track Weight Watchers points M-F.
- Add 2 new lessons to my TeachersPayTeachers store (shop here).
- Write at least 2X a week (this doesn’t include journaling).
- Most important, unplug by 9:00 p.m. (already doing well at this…the others, ehhh, not so much…YET!)
Hope you will cheer me on!
So, it’s a brand spankin’ new year! That’s my Currently, 01.2018. What are you hoping, playing, reading, scheduling and starting? Won’t you share in a comment below? I am always looking for great book suggestions!
Thank you, sweet friends, for starting another new year with me. Happy new year!
Hugs and kisses,