October 2011 and May 2012
More Christmas pictures! These are from our visit up to Sacramento for the annual Kilpatrick Christmas party.
1) I don’t take NEARLY enough pictures.
2) I need to figure out how to do custom white balance on my camera.
3) My sis said hanging out with the Kilpatricks is like visiting the Osmonds with smaller teeth, and I think she’s right. (Did you say Osmonds, Meg? Just realized that’s way before your time, haha.) (Also, I made up the part about teeth, but it sounded like something you would have said.)
Merry Christmas, August!
Merry Christmas, Adelaide!
Some Christmas pictures.
I think we all understand that New Year’s resolutions are only as resolute as the resolved. Sadly, I don’t remember my 2010 goals. I do recall a long list of about 20 items, a list that is probably crumpled in a drawer somewhere.
For 2011, I have decided to simplify my goals with a three-point, easy-to-remember resolution:
That last one is “Don’t Procrastinate.” I need to find a good -ate word for that.
There are lots of things Kyle and I want to create this year. Music. Clothes. Indian food. Most of what we make will likely be for our own use for now, but it would be nice to discover a captivating new pastime to share with our friends. And by friends, I mean the whole world.
I want to write more. I want to take more pictures (besides pictures of Adelaide) (although I can never take enough of those). Along with 95% of the American population, I want to exercise more.
I think that is self-explanatory.
This year, I want to focus on living on purpose. I spent way to much time online in 2010, reading about things that I want to do instead of doing those things. Part of that is my desire to Never Fail at Anything, which is ridiculous. Here’s to lots of failures in 2011! And consequently, a few successes along the way.
So there you have it. My 2011 New Year’s resolutions in a nutshell. Some other things on our list include paying off debt and being more conscientious consumers—buying higher quality and lower quantity, favoring American made whenever possible. But those are broader plans. Lifestyle adjustments.
On the other hand, in order for a New Year’s resolution to stick, it has to be a lifestyle adjustment, not a short-term effort. Maybe the reason why New Year’s resolutions are so hard for me to keep is that I want to achieve all these things without changing my current habits too much. Keeping any of these resolutions is going to require a concerted effort, some schedule adjustments, and a positive attitude.
So yeah. We’ll see about that.