Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pelicans are Friendly! Well, kind of...

Took my son to Anglins fishing pier in Lauderdale by the Sea today.  That kid would do nothing but eat, sleep, and fish if he could!  I had a nice day of yarn shopping at a new store that I found, then more fun perusing the souvenir shops and pretending to be a tourist.  When I finally joined my son on the pier, this guy was there looking to steal some of the catches.

We stayed until almost 6:00 so I was able to catch the sunset over the city and watch the cruise ships leaving Port Everglades.  It actually started to get a bit chilly!!!  I'm looking forward to taking him again.  Next time I think I will stay on the pier and play with my yarn or read a book.  

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Welcome to 2013

This has been my view for the past month.  I'm taking all the pretties down this weekend and will surely miss it.

I've never been big on resolutions.  I was brought up being taught to "do what you say you're going to do" so I struggle commitments of that sort.  This mentality has helped me be a good parent, a good worker, and, for the most part, good to myself.  If I did have a resolution, it would be the same one that I've had for the past three years - use less paper towels.  Sounds weird right?  I guess overall, I would like to be less wasteful.  So conjuring up an awareness of something so commonplace seems like a good start.

Have I actually kept to my resolution?  I dunno really.  I mean, I certainly don't keep count, but I am aware that I can just as easily pick up a washable towel instead of paper for wet hands, spills, and wiping off the counter.

Other awarenesses that I want to create in 2013 are:
Play the edge
Practice Presence
Stop being a "doer"
Find my "I am-ness"
Delay decisions
Know my limits
Be perfectly imperfect