Friday, December 30, 2011

The three personal greeters at chez Opa and Nannie's

For the past day and a half, these three personal greeters have been taking their jobs very seriously.....

OLW for 2012

I have been mulling over what my word for 2012 will be.

For this past year, my word was badassery and I feel I lived my year with that word quite well.
Badassery - Engaging in seemingly impossible activities and achieving success in a manner that renders all onlookers completely awestruck.
* Someone who isn't afraid to wish good things for herself. Someone who believes she's worthy of being happy.
* Someone who isn't afraid to make goals, and then once those goals are made, isn't afraid of taking those first, tiny steps toward achieving those goals.
* Someone who realizes that taking care of herself isn't selfish or egotistical, but that sometimes you have to put the oxygen mask on first before you start helping others.
* Someone who realizes that at her core, she's a good person. And that given this, when she makes a mistake, maybe she should go easy on herself.
* Someone who, when bad things happen (and make no mistake, they will happen), will not spend valuable time thinking about who did her wrong, or why the world is conspiring against her, but will instead spend that time working through it by taking care of herself, leaning on friends as necessary, asking for help when needed, and treating herself as she would a good friend going through a similar situation. Someone who, when life knocks her down, does what she can to pick herself up, dust herself off, and try, try again.
* Someone who makes kindness to friends, people around her (like waiters and others in the service industry), and even strangers her primary focus; and who also takes care to surround herself and cultivate relationships with good friends who have equal focus. Someone who is never afraid to speak her mind or her truth, but always does so with kindness.
*And finally (and probably most predictably), someone who works hard at reframing the things that make her different, recognizing them as attributes that are sources of great beauty, and when used for good, maybe even superpowers.

So far I have narrowed my 2012 OLW down to 3 words; nourish, moderation, and lighten.
All three are speaking to me in one way or another - who knows, I may just end up with choosing all 3!!!
Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tomorrow is the day!!!!!!

The night is finally here - just one more sleep.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

5 more sleeps!!!

I can't wait!