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Friday, December 27, 2013

Good things lined up for next year already

The holidays aren't even over and we have already lined up some travel and events to really look forward to in the first few months of 2014.

We are traveling to visit family in S CA and N CA in January and February respectively and then to Key West at the very end of March/beginning of April. Plane tickets and dog boarding taken care of.

I have signed up for painting studio for 4 weeks in an attempt to finish 2 paintings that I started early this year. I'm waiting to here when the welding workshop will be held and my friend is kindly going to schedule it around my commitments so I can be sure to come.

Having received some 2 lovely pieces of fabric to make summer skirts I am looking to find a pattern and make a muslin version to get the fit right. Then I will be sewing and hitting up thrift shops to find cute tops to go with them.

We also reserved free tickets to a symphony concert on January 4th and there are a number of free concerts at Emory in January and February on the calendar. Book club is also meeting in January and we are reading The Goldfinch - I'm trying to get my hands on a copy as I am #276 on the library waiting list LOL.

The Friends of the Library winter book sale is in early February and we are trying to sell some different items this time as we were given a lot of origami paper, reusable tote bags, blank journals, cute bookmarks and bookplates, etc. Since this sale is indoors we are trying a table just for "fun stuff" - we'll see how it goes.

Then there is my commitment to myself to go to the gym 3 times a week when I am in town including taking a class on the middle day. My body will have to adjust!

Lots to look forward to - such a key to happiness.

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  2. Sounds wonderful Juhli!
    With regard to getting to the gym; something that has been working well for me is to listen to podcasts of various things I'm interested in during my workouts. I'm hard pressed to find time to listen to them otherwise, and so I've actually begun looking forward to my time at the gym as a way of doing so.
    Which is also a good reminder of why meditating more frequently in 2014 is one of my goals . . . I need to learn how to simply be still sometimes!

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    1. Sounds like you have found the solution! I enjoy the workout but not the sore muscles afterwards.

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  3. The tickets the symphony sound wonderful, i'd love that too!! :) I always looove library sales!! Soo many wonderful deals!

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    1. We are looking forward to the concert which is a young artist's performance. Glad you are a library book sale supporter!

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  4. I think a "Life Plan" for January through March is the way to go, to prevent the winter blahs. You have a packed calendar!

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    1. We do have a packed calendar and anticipation of happy events is almost as good as the events themselves.

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