“Yes Son. I will gladly open up your Halloween candy for you. But . . . there is a candy charge for each piece I open . . . and I only except chocolate!”
Best idea I have ever had! Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!
Holy guacamole! I know that I wear my “lazy blogger” moniker proudly, but I can’t believe that I have posted since February! Shesh! I guess I have been busier than I thought. There have been a few small changes in the last few months that have put new demands on my time. Namely, I took a small part time job. That mainly meant that I lost all my “me” time. I have been able to get a few crafts done, and hopefully I will be able to share a few of those this summer. In-between cleaning out the basement (which I think I have to do every summer), finishing up a few minor home renovations, and our summer adventures that is!
A while back I decided to try my hand at shopping a a restaurant supply store. I had heard that there were wonderful deals to be had on ramekins, glasses, and storage pieces. So I decided to take a trip into the big city. The first shop we tried was more like a gourmet store. And the prices reflected that. I asked if they had the screw on lid for growing sprouts, which they didn’t. They did have a ton of Himalayan salt though.
The next place we tried was fully of oddities. Do you know what this is?
It’s some sort of stove for a wok!
And I wish I had gotten a better photo of this. It’s a girmous rice cooker.
I didn’t really come way with any ramekins, glasses, and storage pieces though. I found some skewers and three pairs of tongs. Not much for my trip into the big city. My shopping buddy got some cool storages containers but I was too afraid of BPA. Have you ever tried shopping at a restaurant supply?
I’m not sure this is the perfect word for me, but here is what I’m thinking for 2012.
Climb. To go upward with gradual or continuous progress. To rise, to ascend. To raise oneself especially by grasping or clutching with the hands. To draw or pull oneself up, over, or to the top of by using hands and feet.
Sounds like a lot of hard work doesn’t it? I’m ready!
Well hello 2012! I can’t exactly say it snuck up on me, however I’m still surprised its here. I can’t say either that 2011 was a bad year, yet I’m glad to see it go. There are still plenty of things that I would have liked to have gotten done in 2011. Again this year after Christmas, I started thinking about what my one word resolution might be. In the past I have chosen Harvest (2011), Keep (2010), and Simplify (2009). I’ve come up with nothin. Partly because I’m not sure what I want to get out of 2012.
Last year I knew what I wanted. I wanted to reap memories and spend time with family and friends. And I’ve tried to work hard in cultivating those relationships. I just don’t think I stored as much as I wanted to.
So what is it that I want out of 2012? I still want to remove excess (I think this will be a continuing goal for the rest of my life). I still want to make meaningful memories. I want to be a good example. I want to be the perfect wife for my husband. I want to be a good mother. I want to be a good daughter/sister/friend. I want to work on being health (full disclosure here. We have purchased p90x, but haven’t yet done it because the diet is confusing. At least for me. That is something that I want to work on. But even if I don’t get the diet figured out I want to start eating better. For my whole family. More whole foods, and less eating out.) I want to be a better steward of our finances. I want to start reading more. I saw on another blog were the resolution was to read more, and she set of goal of reading one book a month and shared her list. I think I read four books last year. For the WHOLE year. While I just don’t have the time I would love to be able to learn new things this year. And I would love to get pictures hung up on the wall. That’s right people! I am outing myself. Though I love to look at HGTV , decorating magazines, and other people’s houses I can’t even hang anything in my own home! Much less pick out furniture. And I want to blog more. I have let this blog get neglected and I hate it. I feel like I have so many other priorities that I let this go. Not that that in of itself is a bad thing but really I just let me go. And I’m learning that when I do that everything else suffers. All the relationships that I want to be a part of. All the goals that I have. If I don’t feel good, than nothing gets done. I just not sure if there is one word that encompasses all that.
Some of you have come up with some great words! Any suggestions?