So I've been resisting joining up on Facebook but I succumbed today because my darling son, McKean invited me to his Facebook page. Geez - I couldn't turn down an invitation like that!!!
I was immediately sucked into the Facebook vortex! I spent 3 hours (when I should have been working on projects that are due this week) chatting on Facebook! EEEEEKKKKK! They weren't kidding when they said it was addictive.
Besides hooking up with friends and family all over the states, I even talked to someone I went to high school with 30 years ago! Technology - you gotta love it!
So this past week has been fun and crazy. I just got my upgrade of Photoshop and the newest version of Lightroom. I'm pysched to break them open and play.
I've been trying to do some work on my ongoing soldering projects.
And I did some shopping. I went shoe shopping - I'm not sure these black boots are going to cut it at CHA though, they are pretty but pretty impractical to walk in all day.
I bought this cool old Toledo stool on EBAY. It is out of a warehouse in the midwest. It's a beauty!
And I bought a tote for CHA. Something a little more stylish then dragging around a black carry on suitcase!
Hopefully tomorrow I can stay off Facebook and get something done! :o)
Here are my Resolutions from last year, how I did on them & which ones I'm keeping for this year:
1. Pray daily - Did good on this one.
2. Go back to the gym 3 times a week and lift weights in addition to daily cardio. Sporatic. Since we moved into the new house with has an exercise room, I let my gym membership lapse. I do cardio almost every day, but don't lift weights. I'll be adding this back onto the list for this year.
3. Eat more protein & veggies. Cut back on sugar intake, fix healthier meals for the family. Did pretty good on this until December. Now I need to get back on board, so I'm keeping this on the list.
4. Learn something new on my computer each week - ie. don't miss those Mac classes.
5. Become proficient at Illustrator. I did pitiful on both of these. I didn't take any classes except a couple at the Mac store. I just ordered CS4 and this goes to the top of the list for 2009.
6. Dejunk my house - starting with my master bath, then tackle the attic. Did great at this because we moved but it's time to do it again in the new house.
7. Finish redecorating my house - start with living room and then the family room. Did great here too...but in the old house. I haven't done much decorating in our new place because we're still stripping wall paper and I need to sell off some of our furniture that doesn't fit.
8. Travel someplace new. Try a new food there. Try an activity I've never done before. (this one I can't wait to do!) I didn't travel anywhere I hadn't been before. I did however, work with Beeswax, take a painting class and also work with photography oil paints at ARt and Soul, which were things I'd never done before. I stripped wallpaper with a wallpaper stripper. I'd never done that before either.
9. Spend time teaching the boys how to do things...money management, photoshop, cooking, photography, etc. Mike taught them how to re-roof a house and replace an engine. I worked with them on learning how to paint walls,strip wallpaper and work in the yard. They learned how to cook some new things too. I want to add this one back onto the list though.
10. Make a new piece of art for my house every month. Didn't do very good on this one either.
So my 2009 RESOLUTIONS will be:
Increase my computer skills and knowledge of the programs I have such as: Illustrator, In Design, Lightroom 2 and all my Mac programs.
Eat healthy. Fix healthy meals for my family. Increase the vegetables I serve.
Exercise 5 times per week and lift weights twice a week.
Declutter and organize my house especially the drawers and cupboards. Get rid of or sell all the furniture that doesn't fit.
Decorate my house. Buy a few really cool vintage furniture pieces.
Take an art class.
Travel someplace new. Eat food there that I've never tried.
Make art for my house (photographs count).
Organize my home videos and make DVD's out of them.
Spend time with the boys teaching them new skills.