Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dusting off the cobwebs

Wow. I knew that it had been a long time since my last blog, but I didn't realize that's it's been well over a year! Shame on me.
Here's the deal though...I have a brand new laptop, and it's allllll MINE!!!! YAY! This hopefully means that I will be able to do a better job of staying on top of things like blogging. I really do miss it.
I have no idea if anyone will actually care, but I love writing and I'm excited to get back to it. It's been way too long.
Let's get to it, shall we?

Can  you believe it's 2014 already?! It seems like just yesterday that everyone was hording canned goods and building shelters in preparation for the impending Y2K catastrophe. Speaking of which...I wonder what people did with all of that stuff? Do you think they gradually used it, or kept it stockpiled for the Armageddon in 2012? Do we have a new disaster to plan for and panic over yet? I'm hopelessly out of touch with these things.
I don't know about you, but I'm actually pretty excited to see what 2014 has in store for us. I don't really believe in making resolutions, but here are a few things that I hope to dedicate myself to over the next 12 months...
Along with my new computer, I have a brand spankin' new camera & some new lenses that I'm anxious to become familiar with. So far I LOVE them. A lot. I'd probably marry them if I could. I can't though, so instead I'll just caress them frequently and force them to do my bidding as often as possible. That's kind of the same, right?
When I'm not fondling photographic equipment, I plan to spend as much time as possible with my family. Remember that adorable little girl who used to get into my make up, snuggle with her Lamby, and beg me to play NKOTB for her? Would you believe that she's almost 9? NINE! How in the heck did that happen? It's crazy. (She still does all of those things by the way)
Of course, I also have my adorable nieces to keep me busy. I promise you that you have never met a bigger bunch of characters than those 4. Watch out world! You have no idea what's coming.
I do enjoy spending time with the adults too, just in case you were wondering. Hopefully I'll do a bit more of that this year. With that in mind- if you're local, please feel free to pester me and make me step out of my comfort zone! I'm an introvert so I struggle with getting out there into the real world. It's not that I don't want to, I just stink at making it happen! I would truly love to have more of a social life this year. Help me make it so. K?
Last but not least- I'm hoping to be more vigilant about my physical health. I know, I know...I say it every year. I really do mean it though. (So when you're pestering me about getting out of the house, maybe suggest we go for a walk?)
Let's break this down-
Goals for 2014
  1. Write
  2. Take lots of photos
  3. Hang out with the family more (I'm adding "sans technology" to this one)
  4. Be social
  5. Get off my butt
Seems like a good list to me.
What are your plans this year?