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!

4 comments:

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.