Sunday, December 11, 2011

Making connections

Making connections with other people is high on my priority list. Lately, I realized that I have many blog-type connections (meaning: reading and commenting on other people's blogs) with people in various parts of the country/world, but very few in Indiana, where I live. So, I'm on a quest to connect with similarly-minded folks who are nearby.

Oh, and I started a Pinterest account. It's another way to connect and it's even easier than blogging. :-) But I still like a good written account of everyday life and ideas, too.

So, here I go on my quest to find crafty bloggers in Indiana. Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Have Done instead of To Do

I updated my 101 in 1001 list to more accurately reflect what I have been up to...not just dreams of what I might be able to accomplish.

I think that life sometimes sneaks up on me when I'm not looking. Because it might be frustrating to look a "to-do" list and see all of the items that were not completed, I took some time this evening to add to the list many of the adventures (positive and negative) of which I have played a role. According to my list, I have been really busy living.

Leaving one or two projects for a later season in my life frees me up for the activities of right now.

Planting a tree may be a beautiful thing, but right now is the time for comforting a 16 year old following the death of her mother.

Installing a fence in the backyard will be important whenever I have a dog, but right now is when I can impulsively dash off on 18 hour road trips on a weekend.

Despite what the lists say, I Have Done a lot. There will always be things To Do, but that doesn't mean they are for right now.

What have you been given right now?