Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Winter 2013

Let's see what I hoped to do in the Fall...

Fall 2012 goals:
1.  Snuggle Jimmy, play with Katie, talk to Anna.  There is nothing so important as that. 
2.  Feed my family.  Maybe planning ahead will help? I don't know if I can cross this off.  Not great.
3.  Make some Christmas gifts.  Just some.  No fancy expectations.   I think just some bread.  
4.  Make Halloween bags with Anna. 
5.  Plant Mums in my pot, decide what to do about roses, and deal with old tomato/pepper plants.
6.  Sterilize garden area for next spring. 
7.  Go back to work and start learning to be a librarian.
8.  Finish 1st Library class.
9.  Do one thing every week to practice Spanish.  Nope.  
10.  Finish editing Abby's senior pictures.

Not too bad.  My Spanish is a real problem.   I'm not sure what to do about that.  Not being a Spanish teacher is a very strange thing.  It's hard to find the oomph to practice and seek things out when there are so many other things to do.  And I think it all makes me a little sad too.  I have a translation job to do this week, I'm hoping getting back into it will help.  And I got some new Spanish music for Christmas.   Which is good and wonderful, but there was this weird moment when I thought "Why Spanish music?  I'm not a Spanish teacher anymore."  As though loving Spanish is not this central part of me.  I don't know.  I don't like it.  

Winter 2013 goals:

1.  Relax.  Look around and breathe in the chaos and laugh and enjoy it.  
2.  Get passports for the whole family!
3.  Make a 13 list for the kitchen to replace the Manifesto (Anna's idea!)
4.  Put the binding on my quilt for the couch.
5.  Figure out a way to integrate Spanish into my new life. Kind of.  I'm doing some more translating.  
6.  Move the files-old year out, etc.  
7.  Hallway and 8x10's for 2012.

I feel like there are some things that I wanted to do that I'm forgetting.  That makes me feel crazy.   Lists make me feel less crazy.  

Happy 2013!


Trinket said...

Where are you all headed that requires passports?

Melanie said...

I had the same question as Trinket!

betsyann said...

Matthew's sister Jeanette moved to Washington State, close to Canada. If we visit, we may go hiking in Canada! Passports! :)

Gray Matters said...

Also, it's good to have passports, just because. Never know when you might need one. I know how you feel about Spanish. I love it and used to be decent at speaking. There was one point I could dream in Spanish. Then I graduated college and never used it. You know what they say about that. Speak Spanish to your kids. :)But I'm guessing you already do.