1.01.2009

A Happy New Year Begins

~JANUARY~


What I Did Today


We spent a very lazy day today - I had lined up the beads I wanted to make some black & white fringe beads, so assembly was a snap this afternoon. I don't care for the chains but I should be getting the ball chain I ordered from The Jade Dog (whose new website is great and REALLY easy to navigate) by next week and by then I'll have my camera sorted and some better pictures will appear.

Resolutions:
I resolve to read at LEAST one fiction book each month - and by that I mean finish reading. You'd think living and breathing books would make this easy. Well, you'd be really wrong. Currently, I'm splitting my reading time between 2 novels and 2 works of non-fiction. I need to clear the decks in preparation for this resolution. I have to zero in, focus, and finish these: Dune, Kushiel's Dart, Susan Seddon Boulet: A Retrospective, and The Soul Aflame: A Modern Book of Hours.

I further resolve to limit my morning internet surfing time to 15 minutes or less.

I resolve to not only make or do something creative every day but to also blog about it. Yikes.

Lastly, I resolve to be gentle with myself each and every time I break my resolve.

I can't remember where I heard this one, but it's stuck with me for many years - the first twelve days of your year will be indicators of how each month of that year will unfold. In which case January will be pretty mellow in spite of all the work-related molasses I have to wade through. And I'll have time to bead.

3 comments:

  1. bravo, great start to the creative every day challenge, morwyn! I'm so in awe at how you get so much beading done while working fulltime (and more, I bet) at your bookstore!

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  2. Happy New Year, Morwyn!
    I enjoy your blog so much that I'm looking forward to more of it. Your beadwork is exquisite and an inspiration to all of us.
    May 2009 bring you all you desire.
    Arline

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  3. @ beadbabe49: Thanks, Bobbi! And thanks for steering me to the creative every day (CED) challenge!

    @ abeadlady: Happy New Year right back atcha, Arline!

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