Monday, January 4, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts


Be sure to stop by an see Un-Mom, she's the creator of the original RTT

I finally have my list of 39 things to do before I'm 40 (a la Spud) and I'm very disappointed to realize that I can't think of more things I need to do. As of right now I only have 27 items listed, and the last one doesn't count (the list is on my side bar). I mean, I could say I want to give back to the community, but that's nothing new for me. I'm already in over my head involved with Habitat for Humanity, the Junior Service, and Hope Animal Rescues. I've been with these organizations for a couple years now, and taking on another wouldn't do any of us any good because I barely have time to do what I've already committed.

In that same vein, I'm feeling very overwhelmed. I'm trying to do this NoMoSlackMo (a redo if NaNoWriMo) and I'm just not feeling it so far. I have a couple ideas, but can't get the story moving. It's blah blah blah. I need some action baby. In addition, I'm totally intrigued with art journaling (a la the Fragrant Muse). I even went out and bought a brand new journal, but I haven't had time to either artify the journal or write in it. Speaking of paper, Barb bought me a paper making kit for my birthday. I love it because I've been wanting to make my own notecards, but now I have one more thing I don't have time for. So far I've only made 1 new sheet of paper, and it's still sitting right where I left it to dry. The other thing that isn't new but that I've been trying to be better at is cooking more meals at home. It's just so easy to grab Quizno's or suggest we go out (or my fave, get the kids subs and have hubby take me out somewhere fancy). The other project I'm tackling is the flickr 365 in 2010 challenge Julochka and Spud started. I've gotten four pictures in four days, so I just need to stick with it another 361. In addition to that, my google reader is about to bust. Aggghhhh!

Okay... deep breaths... it'll get done, I just need to prioritize.

This wasn't very random, was it? Okay, well here is some randomness. I had a bad hair day today. It would have sucked, but I turned it into a fabulous hat day. Jaunty, oui?



While I'm sitting here being all jauntified Barb is writing an amazing post. Go see. Go on. I'm done here. GO NOW.

24 comments:

Lisa E said...

Awesome natural picture. You are lovely.

Bee said...

You look tres chic in that picture.

As I read through this essay, though, I became aware of one of the pitfalls of blogging: creative overload. It IS so inspiring to read about all of the cool things that people manage to do, but no working mom can do all of them! I barely work and I can't do all of them.

Maybe you could think of smaller things for your list? A book that you've wanted to read? Meditating for (uh) five minutes a day? Anyway; good luck with the photography project!

Eidothia said...

Thats cheating. 27 cant be allowed :P But somehow I am glad that in the midst of all this and more you manage all that social work. A real inspiration eh! Keep up and before I sign off - A bikini idea: Superman! :)

Brian Miller said...

nice pic. 27, not a bad start, leaves you some room to add as you go through the other 27, right? nice pic!

otin said...

You take on 27 different projects and then wonder why you can't get one rolling? You are so silly, but I still love you! :)

Nice pic!

Barb said...

Bee has a really good point. Put a few smaller things on your list. :) Like hang out with your sister more!

Amanda said...

You look gorgeous!

McGillicutty said...

Uhhh I don't see visit South Ga on that list? Or arrange for good friend in the South to meet up with me in the middle and have a blog camp in a hotel on the list? Or send my good friend a huge birthday present even though she didn't send me shit on the list? Or stop disappearing from the blogosphere and make my BFF worry about me on the list?
You should seriously get more hats and wear one a day!!! I love it!!!
I'm stealing that pic and putting it on my cork board of quirky friends!!!!
Luvs ya!!!!

Just Jules said...

Love that hat - how fun that it ended up being a good hat day!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Great picture!

I think instead of making a list of things you should do before you are 40, you should make a list of things that you HAVE done.

It's all too easy to think of all that we haven't done,could do, should do, but if you look at your list, what you ARE doing is nothing short of amazing!

Jay said...

I know a few people doing the Project 365 thing. Too much commitment and pressure for me though. haha

Beautiful self portrait!

blueviolet said...

You're right. That is a fabulous hat day! You're a hat person!

Doc said...

They are right, you do look amazing...

I am Harriet said...

I'm not real good with those lists myself.

Have a great Random Tuesday.
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2010/01/like-i-wanna-read-about-reasons-some.html

Jaime said...

oui. tres jaunty

if there's only 27 things you want to accomplish, i'd say you're doing pretty well!

Matty said...

Sue, just add things to your "list" as life rolls along. When something comes up and you realize, "hey that's something I'd like to do", just add it.

I have a Flickr account too. I was really into it for a few months until I discovered blogging. I haven't done much with it since.

Julie from Momspective said...

Oh pa-shaw! You're beautiful!

Goose said...

I like the hat. Maybe I should get one like that. I would totally do a yoga or spinning class with you.

Peterson Family said...

Maybe I should start wearing hats on days like today. The air is so dry from the heat I feel like my hair is sticking out in all directions! And it's only going to get colder..UGH. But I don't think I will look as cute in my hat as you do in that pic!

♥ Braja said...

...and you're surprised because....
?!
27?!

Otter Thomas said...

Where is drink more wine on your list?

kys said...

I'm not doing well on the NaNo either. Your picture is so pretty!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Great picture! I saw a woman wearing a hat that said "Bad hair day" on it. I must get one. Your hat is fabulous though.

I'm off to see Barb.

Hugs!!

Carbunkle Trumpet said...

Great Self pic!