Wednesday, January 05, 2011

random update

Oh how I've missed these random posts...they used to happen when I had a whole lot more time and a few tidbits here and there to let's move on.

*I really want to participate in this class. Not sure if I'll have the opportunity though.

*I've already chosen my word for 2011...something I've not ever done in past years.

*This project never really 'spoke' to me or interested me...until THIS year.

*My word is "freedom"...interpret as you wish but it's pretty specific for me.

*I particularly like these two definitions of the word:
1) The state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical (mental or verbal works better for me) restraint: 
2) exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.

*What is (or would be) your word for 2011?

*Came back to work yesterday after a lovely 2 weeks off which included sleeping in 'til 9am one morning. That hadn't happened since Ethan arrived on this earth.

*Yesterday was a nice low-key day, as is today. Students return tomorrow.

*I still have this overwhelming urge to learn InDesign (or Illustrator)...but cannot find a class in the area (which isn't an on-line class, that is). I can't really afford a personal tutor, which would be ideal. I'm pretty certain that I wouldn't be too good at self-teaching from one of those Dummies books...I'm SO a visual learner. I need to "watch" and "do" to learn. It's the best way for me. I would say to learn InDesign is a 2011 goal for me, but I'm feeling rather helpless about it right now. So helpless in fact, I may just toss it aside...can't really afford to buy the program anyway. Everything always ends up being about money...that pretty much sucks.

 *On a brighter note, I accomplished a BIG goal during my Christmas break...well, actually Ethan did. We began potty training on Monday, Dec 27 and he is 98% potty trained on #1 (yay!) and even at night & naps!! Bonus!!  Averaging one itty bitty peepee accident per day. As for #2...I'm just not talking about it right now.

*Is it bad that I am ready for Friday already? I just want to be at home in my PJs.


~**Dawn**~ said...

I think blogging needs to happen when the inspiration strikes you. It definitely cannot be forced, even with unlimited hours available to you. I am ready for Friday too. This week has tried my patience.

Two Flights Down said...

Both my husband and I keep waking up thinking we're a day ahead from the reality. This week is just being terribly long.

I've been on vacation from work, but even now there's so much to do at home that it doesn't feel like a vacation. Plus, I stress over financial stuff.

Heidi Renée said...

Way to go, Ethan!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

I'm eagerly awaiting Friday too...

I like your word for 2011. It will happen if you believe.

Congrats to Ethan and you on potty training success. It's nice to know that they "get it". Just think of the money you will save in diapers.

rpfieldswriter said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, and also for sharing the link to the course: I'm thinking of participating, too.

I hope you and Ethan have a great 2011. It sounds like you are both already off to a good start.