Saturday, January 7, 2012

what are your plans today?

I love this time of year, time for reflection, remembering, tidying, sorting, planning, plotting, ...
I haven't been doing much blogging, or even that much commenting on blogs, but I have been reading, and slowly catching up on all the Christmas and New Year adventures that you have all had, some quiet, some rowdy, some filled with family and friends, some holidaying, some playing...
I have been trolling in blog-land, and YouTube, ... pretty much every morning this past week, I have spent some time just cruising before my morning walk. Rowing Man gets up and heads off for his early morning exercise about 5.30am, and I cuddle up in bed with a cuppa, Ellie and my laptop - yeh I know sounds boring - but when I gave it some thought, not a lot different from lying in bed reading really - then I started feeling better about wasting my time relaxing and taking a few breaths and really got into it. And it is so nice to have Ellie all cuddled up and sleeping beside me whilst I do this. See I just can't move and wake her... a little growing puppy neeeeds her sleep now huh.. I have even checked out Etsy this morning.. a site that I have not previously explored - my oh my, some very clever creative people out there!
But ~ the YouTube clips that I have watched - oh boy, how addictive! .. and you can watch a YouTube on pretty much anything at all from how to.... to how not to... to... well, anything, and I mean everything. It's a bit like Google - you just type in words and see what comes up ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!
So, laptop and cuppa at hand, I have found a whole heap of inspirational sites, here are just a few that I have been on this morning:
http://carolwingert.typepad.com/creatologie/
http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com
http://pansycottagegarden.blogspot.com/
http://justlilla.blogspot.com/
http://lyrickinard.blogspot.com/
even if you are not on holiday it is still possible to feel in holiday mode, so spend some time on you and go check 'em out.. (then I won't feel quite so slothful either - and we can be partners in crime.. or blog stalking, internet trolling... or whatever..)
what a great way to start a new year ~ welcome to 2012!
where are you heading then...

7 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

It's lovely to hear from you and know that you are still alive and kicking (and well just being normal). things are pretty much the same here except it's been so hot and yes we are in pretty much a drought situation.
Enjoy your reflective time
hugs
Miche'le

Susan said...

Don't feel guilty, it sounds like a lovely way to start the day. Puppies can teach us a lot about how to live. I am off to a little girls 1st birthday today - should be fun. Have a great weekend. x

Allie said...

I wake up every morning with my coffee and emails and blogs - not always to comment or reply, just to wake up and be inspired, lol! Thanks for the links, I'm looking forward to checking them out!

suzitee said...

Hi Shiree!
I'm so sad that I missed you in Perth...hope you had an awesome time.
I'm finally finishing with the Christmas un-decorating today...it seems to have dragged on forever this year! Here's to a wonderful 2012 xxx

Elyte said...

Just enjoying the slower pace of January, no resolutions just going with the flow.

Farm Girl said...

Hi Shiree! Glad to hear you're enjoying some relaxing time. Make the most of Ellie in your bed while she still fits in there!
Hope you're having a great week .....

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh I need a vacation! I'll have to go check out some of those sites.
No discipline really needed in this 366 challenge. Just get a box and just find a few things to put in it each week. Easy. You don't have to count to 366. Anything you get rid of is a step in the right direction and I hope you'll join us. :-)