Monday, January 4, 2010

Jumbled New Year

Well, where has the time flown already?!? With today being the 4th, I didn't feel like I have accomplished anything. Maybe cause I haven't.... LOL! At least nothing substantial. I have been out reading blogs since I have been very lax about keeping track of what is going on in blog land! I stumbled across a few new blogs...

All Natural Mama
A Gardener in Progress
Blueberry Hills Homestead
Viggies Veggies
Burbs and the Bees
A Life Full of Blessings
Tigress in a Jam
Mama Craft
I am so looking forward to more of their posts.

I have also come across a few ideas.

The first one comes from Deep Inside my Broom Closet. Now I know that this has been re-posted on a ton of sites all over the net. But this is the one that most of them link back to, so I will use it.

This is direct quote from Anastasia's blog:

"One Little Word was started by a Ali Edwards in 2007 on her blog. You can go to One Little Word 2010 by clicking on the link."

"Essentially the idea is to choose a word (or let it choose you) that has the potential to make an impact on your life.
Maybe you want to invite something or maybe you are hoping to subtract something. Maybe your word will be practical or hopeful or creative or fanciful. Maybe you need a big word, something in-your-face that will challenge you everyday. Maybe you need something smaller and quieter that will whisper gentle tidings as you make your way throughout the year.
Whatever word you end up with, make sure it is your word (not your sister's, mom's, partner's, child's, etc). You can share it publicly or keep it close to your heart." by Ali Edwards

Normally, my word is Possibilities. But this year I am going to try for "FREEDOM". Freedom from anything that is weighing me down; debt, weight, material objects and so on!

Over at The Ward House, Annette was talking about learning things from someone before it is to late to learn them. In her case the realization has come from her husband hurting his back. Which got me thinking of stuff Grim does around here that I really have no knowledge of. So I started a list of things that I would like for him to teach me. He is gone for work way to much for me not to know what to do if I need to.

  1. Change the furnace filter
  2. Light the pilot on the furnace
  3. How to shut off the water from the main
  4. Start the chainsaw.... Even if I never use it, at least I will know how to.
  5. Light the pilot on the hot water heater
I'm sure that there is more that he does but I think that list is a work in progress.

I also stumbled across a couple of things to do with the monsters.
The first on is The Pooka Pages for Pagan Kids
Coloring Pages, stories, crafts, spells, herbal lore and seasonal Magic for little witches!

The second one is The Great Back Yard Bird Count. It is going on February 12-15, 2010. It is a great way to teach your children about the birds in your yard or neighborhood.

Gotta Run,


mrsb said...

Oh, me and the kids have participated in the backyard bird count before! It's such a great project!!

faerwillow said...

~as we move into a new year may you find much of what you choose to do and learn to do comes from freedom...freedom of alowing and learning all that life has to offer and accepting its gifts to...wonderful word chosen! i say the backyard bird count last year and it kind of slipped by...on my list to do's this year with ours! brightest blessings & best wishes~

Viggie's Veggies said...

Awww thank you for including me on the list :)