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January 04, 2011

New Year, New View

Photo by Caroline Fernandes
  
Frequently New Year's resolutions are about making new goals but this year I decided instead to think about what I don't want 2011 to be about- what I’d like to rid from my life that has basically been driving me a little craze-eee. You all can probably relate about something in your own life that every time you have to deal with it you’re like “This is driving me insane AGAIN ! This _____ is making me cranky and isn’t allowing me to age gracefully damn it!”  Grrrr…..  So I've devised a list- a short, very simple list, of three things that I want to eliminate from my daily life as much as possible in 2011:

  •   Do any of you get in a car with someone whose driving scares you? Well I have this situation in my world and I am tired of bracing and breaking and white knuckling it. In 2011, I vow to take the wheel as much as possible when I am with them.

  •   Do any of you have a particularly messy person in your life whose personal things you always have to maneuver around?  Me too! This year we’ve already had a discussion head-on about it and we've made an agreement so that our physical space will be less chaotic. Sounds so petty but to me it's already made a big difference.

  • Lastly, like many of you maybe, I try to reply to emails and phone calls right away. This year I've taken on a new approach: unless it's time sensitive, tomorrow or even the next day, is fine. Or maybe never :-)  Enough of this verging-on-Type-A- personality behavior...

    One of my favorite comics has been on my studio bulletin board for years. It makes me laugh every time I  look at it. I've posted it below for you to see. I unfortunately don't have any idea who created it.


            Here it is close-up:

      No Thursday's out. How about never? Is never too late?

      Isn't that great?

      Have a nice week everyone.

      xo,
      L

          4 comments:

          1. I am now going to email you 100 times a day with cluttered notes. Does this make me evil? :P Happy New Year!

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          2. Louis-a! Beautiful photo by Caroline!
            Now, I need to know if I'm one of the drivers you're talking about! I used to be a classic Boston driver but I've had to mellow out since I moved to SLOW-MOVING Vermont. Still, my mother is always pressing her imaginary break in the passenger seat when I'm driving...
            Also, I love that cartoon. I remember it from The New Yorker so I looked it up and it is from the talented Robert Mankoff. XOXO Tina

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          3. Consciously frugal you made me laugh.

            Mad River Kitchen it isn't you. Wrong sex.

            Be sure to click on the picture of the flower. It's very cool. I think it is a coneflower but I'm not certain.

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          4. OH! Little baby spiders! Really cool photo.

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