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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
While Allan and Moya were boogying the night away, Elijah and I had a Mario Bros. smack-down! Okay...it wasn't much of a match really. He wiped the floor with me as usual. But there was that one time I stayed alive for like a whole minute! Yeah, I'm definitely getting better...
Yesterday (Valentine's Day) was wonderful, it included the people I love, homemade cards, a rose, Starbuck's, a little shopping, and a meal out with my favorite guy. It was perfect. How was your February 14th?
Okay, getting to the title of this post...finally. I have so many good intentions. I'm full of them! I had intended to post about my One Little Word the beginning of January. I had intended to complete the first two prompts for Ali's, One Little Word class that I am taking - I use the word "taking" loosely because it would imply that I'm actually doing the class work. So as I'm sure you've picked up on, my One Little Word is ironically, "rest." Ironic because I've been too busy to share my word with you. Ironic because I've been too busy to start the class I signed up for to help make my word more relevant and a focus in my life. Ironic because I was up until 2 a.m. this morning working...and changing smoke detector batteries, but that's another post for another time.
see the entire page on the Fancy Pants Blog, along with some "get to know you" stuff about me. I have been thinking about my word a lot and I have done a bit of research on it too. Here's a great quote I found:
"Take rest, a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." -Ovid
Such true and wise words.
Here's one that I'd love to incorporate into my schedule...often.
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward." -Spanish Proverb
And here's the journaling from my layout on the Fancy Pants blog. It will explain a bit more about my word choice.
Rest, my one little word. Something I struggle to get enough of, or do at all really. I’ve always been a “doer.” I have this need to keep busy. Even when I’m “resting” I have to be knitting, reading, sketching, working on my laptop…the list goes on. If I’m on the couch it’s resting, right? Being busy isn’t a bad thing, as long as there’s some rest mixed in too. Real rest. This has been on my mind for quite a while. I know I will be more productive, less stressed and healthier if I can just get this rest thing down. So for 2011 I will be focusing on it. Rest.
On that note, I need to get to work! ;-) Have an awesome day and if you've chosen a word for 2011 I'd love to hear what it is!