Thursday, January 18, 2007

Baby, it's STILL cold outside

We are really in the grip of Old Man Winter, who apparently got bored bothering people in the northern tier states, and has moved in to Southern California. Snow in Malibu yesterday, and FROST on the rooftops this morning, right here in Torrance!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

It is cold, cold, cold

I know a lot of people are having colder weather, but her in SoCal it's not supposed to be 44 degrees when you get up in the morning! I mean, BRRRRRRRR!!!!!! We need to send this cold air back where it came from and bring on the sunshine!

I think we're all official now for CHA. Andrea and Pam both have their plane tickets. They're flying separately, though. Money and schedules just didn't work out for them to travel together. And I got the CHA tickets so we're all good to go. Three weeks from today, woohoo!

I finally finished up my second layout for the ADSR. This was a tough one, using only one element per designer. But it's done, and I like it!!!

You can see the credits

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Be it Resolved

Every New Year I struggle with the idea of making "resolutions." It seems like everyone starts fresh and it lasts about a month. Then, good-bye resolutions. I'm guilty. Putting something on my "resolutions list" is like giving it the kiss of death. But each year we are encouraged by family, friends and the media to Resolve.

I've been thinking about this a lot the last couple days. Mostly because I *have* to make a resolutions page for the ADSR. I thought I might make a page about not making resolutions, sort of Andy Rooney style. But as I continued to think, I asked myself just why I can't keep those resolutions and I realized that it has a lot to do with how I live my life. Mostly, I react to things that happen, rather than causing them. So often what happens in my life is not of my choosing. And I don't have a plan for my day. I used to be very organized when I worked full time outside the home. But now, since the only person to whom I am accountable is me, I have abandoned the daily plan.

This year, I resolve to live a more deliberate life. So many things happen, many of which are out of my control. Many days, at the end of the day, I ask myself just what I accomplished, and many times the answer is a big, fat nothing. So, my plan is to have a plan, to have deliberate actions in my day and not be blown about by whatever wind happens to swish past me. I want to have more purpose and direction in my daily activities so that my days are not wasted just meandering.

How will I implement this? Good question. I'll have an answer soon, I promise!

And in honor of my new resolve, here is my first entry for the ADSR.

Kit - Cindy Simon's Each New Day; template, alpha slides and inked edges - Christine Smith; Brushes - Rhonna Farrer (Round n' Round), M. Fenwick (Stamped Antique hand), S Clingerman (So Swirly dream); Font - Century Gothic.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Banner Credits

My lovely new banner is made using Cindy Simon's Each New Day kit, available at NDISB. Font Artistamp Medium.