The new year always brings out great beginnings.  What we all hope is that it lasts more than 3 months; sometimes even 3 weeks!

This year I’ve decided to pay attention to my “bucket list.”  There’s a lot of things on that list, but not limited to:

  • continue house remodeling project- start with baseboards, window/doors casing and knocking out the walls that separate the dining, kitchen and living rooms
  • learn to play guitar and piano and get Delilah to do the same
  • thorough cleaning of the house/ spring cleaning
  • get into sewing again
  • learn to make soap (I don’t know why I want to make bath products)
  • plan trips out of the country
  • learn about wine, sommelier?
  • gain more knowledge politically (especially locally)
  • broaden your intellectual horizon
  • take some photography glasses
  • maybe start on that Graphics Arts degree or somethin’
  • write some children’s poetry
  • publish said children’s poetry
  • start drawing again so I can illustrate my children’s poetry book
  • blog at least 2x/week and broaden the topics discussed
  • volunteer (and not just during the “season”)
  • organize my life
  • read 50 books in 2012, I’m averaging about 24/year right now so it’s a stretch but I think I can do it.  THIS DOE SNOT INCLUDE CHILDREN’S BOOKS which I read everyday, 10xs/day
  • Finish watching Current TV’s list of 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die, I started at #50
  • learn to type on HOME keys, for real
  • Start juicing, I saw via Netflix
  • make my health a priority, I’m trying out EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE, I’m  AB+

I know the list is long.  And that’s just what I can think of off the top of my head!

ANYWAY, back to the list- The latter two I already got a start on back in early December when I bought an appointment book (I’m good with paper) followed by a visit to my physician for my yearly physical in which I got a laundry list of yearly checkups to do: vision, Vitamin D,  pap, cholesterol, blood sugar, etc.  I also got some not so yearly tests to do:  get a mole map, thyroid checkup and a fatty tumor that has since been removed and is healing nicely, thanks for asking.

I also want my passion for hair to continue,.  Lucky for me there are so many avenues to get that inspiration/ motivation.   I just discover   which has some great videos posted by some amazing hairdressers and companies.  I love the Indie Artists page- I just discovered some new greats! I’m really looking forward to seeing what will be posted in the future and what I can come up with because of them.

AND don’t think I forgot… I’m not worried about the Mayan Apocalypse, especially because Seth and I are getting married in 2013 and the end of the world is just gonna have to wait!  Which is another thing I have to shortlist on my bucket list: WEDDING.  Not so much of a bucket item as a TO DO item.  Definitely not a resolution.  Back to wedding, need to update our wedding website:,  followed by babies (stop asking people!  they’re coming- 2013ish),

BTW, The above list is not in order of importance.  NOTE TO SELF: PRIORITIZE

Happy 2012! XOXO,