The silly groundhog on the east coast saw his shadow. We here on the west coast have been seeing it since before Christmas, where warm weather caused my AC to blast all day while my family members were toasty in their Christmas sweaters.
I wore a short-sleeved shirt.
Sounds like a good time to look back at the promise I made this year to myself. I have been taking the time to focus. Writing a list at nap time of things to be done and only doing that list. Putting the iPad aside for an afternoon, the cell phone tucked upstairs and just cleaning or hanging out with Mr. Wonder and Wonder Boy.
Well, it’s happening somewhat. And I accept that. Any change is good, and a day off the path is just a little meandering to look at some pretty flowers, then back trying to stay on the right course again the next day.
Especially when the pretty flowers can be as cute as this.
The kitchen was newly organized (well, not the cabinets) just in time for my long wished-for yellow KitchenAid stand mixer to come. many batches of cookies on the horizon!
Wonder Boy and I have started having a green smoothie more and more. I’m lucky that he will drink something even if it is spinach green or tasted a little like carrot juice, so I know both he and I are getting extra veggies and fruits this way. My favorite spinach and apple concoction also makes me crave water afterwards, so I end up drinking more of that as well.
Some days I can get by with some tea and a smoothie instead of my cups of coffee. That’s a good feeling!
For focusing on my blog I signed up for the Sits Girls 31 Days to Build a Better Blog course. Unfortunately, after a few days, my focus on that flew out the window. I didn’t get to catch up over the weekend and I have been only devoting a few minutes every day to it. So this weekend I’m working on that sneeze page on my blog and messing with the buttons again.
Luckily, some of the lessons I already know, like building a community for myself. I’ve done it in other avenues of my online world.
If you don’t know already, I am a founder and partner over at SoCal Lady Bloggers, which started with a Facebook group inspired by loving tweets I got from people I let at BlogHer 2011, now 132 members strong.
Tomorrow we are hosting a ‘progressive dinner’ with several ladies offering recipes on their blogs. You should come tomorrow and check them out!
And as for that camera time? Well, a couple trips have been made out and about with the camera but it never got to leave the bag, so my main focus is still Wonder Boy. But I did add to my Flickr recently and posted a couple here. Yellow is a great subject to look for! (just ask my biggest photography fan, Tracie.)
How are your resolutions going?
I linked this timely post over at Chronically Distracted. Click above to go talk about ‘vitality’ the focus for the month!