Am I the only one who feels a bit of guilt posting when she hasn’t had time to bloghop or respond to comments? I know I know, UGH, I know. No need to respond to the question… My Internet at home has been a bit spotty and our laptop is dying, so it’s been hard to play catch up. I was in a quilting class all day last Saturday, so fell behind a bit then, but I’m hoping to be able to steal away a few moments this weekend to catch up a bit.
Ok, moving on! Can you believe that January is almost over? I know, I don’t want to think about it either. Though I have been rockin’ out my “things I want to do in 2012.” I’ve created TWO things from Pinterest, tried a few new recipes, made two desserts, booked tickets to a cultural event (Dracula Ballet!!), and learned the basics of free-motion quilting. Oh, and I’m totally kicking ass at my Couch to 5K program. I finished one paper book (Affinity) and one audiobook (What is the What). Yup, Rockin.
|Not bad for a first Free-Motion Quilting attempt!|
I’ve also started counting my calories. Which sucks. And I don’t plan to do it forever but it was eye opening to me how many times I’d grab a sweet during the day. Please note, I am NOT dieting. Just being more aware. I’m using the MyFitnessPal app where I can track everything I eat and all of my exercise. It’s been really motivating so far!
Wool makes my teeth hurt. I was thinking about knitting on my way to work this morning and then I started thinking about wool and then my teeth started to hurt. That’s all.
Has anyone done a blogger survey on their blog? Thinking about doing one but am afraid it might seem vain. Or lame. Really I just want to know what you’d like to see more of and what is blah. If you want to tell me this non-anonymously, go for it. Though I did enable the anonymous comments so there’s that, too (but that would be annoying).
I’ve been pondering photo editing lately. Not that I have time to edit photographs but I’m often not quite satisfied when I upload pictures I’ve taken and wish that I could change just a little thing or two. I’ve been thinking about Lightroom rather than Photoshop. I don’t have a fancy Mac and don’t have any editing software. Do you use anything specific? I’m tired of having great pictures that are just a little too underexposed.
I want another orchid. I killed all FOUR of mine while I was home on maternity leave. Has anyone had any luck repotting orchids? I think this is where I might have gone wrong with one of mine (extreme lack of water did the others in).
The bookshelves. **hides in shame** I really really wanted to be finished with my bookshelf reorganization by Sunday but it’s not going to happen. So I’m extending my deadline until February 5th. I can do that with my own goals, right? I did pull all of the non-fiction books and group them together and started to pull the classics. But then I started getting confused on what is a classic and what isn’t.
Other bookshelf categories I’m contemplating: Big Freakin’ Books, Literary Fiction (yes, I know “Literary Fiction” is a dirty word…leave me alone), General Fiction, Books I Know Nothing About But Bought Anyway. I started to draft a “Have you read these books” post for last Sunday but just couldn’t find the time to finish it, so I might post it this week. See if there’s any that you give me permission to ditch. Bahahaha!
Speaking of drafts. I have a ton of one paragraph posts in my drafts folder. Does anyone else do this? Yes, and also some that just have Title: XX Author: XX, etc. Was thinking of doing a post of just my opening paragraphs and you can tell me if any of them are interesting enough for a full post. I know, I’m lame sometimes…
Still haven’t found out who in Dallas is reading my blog (other than those I know read). Is it you? Please drop me a line! Like seriously–email me or something.
If you’ve read all of this, give yourself a big pat on the back (and virtual hugs and kisses from me). Sadly I could keep rambling on and on and on and on. But I’ll spare you. The below is for Fizzy Jill who wants to know what happened to Baby Elle’s Mohawk.
One more thing - Andi from Estella’s Revenge wrote a fantastic post on Book Blogging Influence
Alright–I’m opening the flood gates. What rambles do YOU have today??