Monday, January 12, 2009

Baby, it's Cold Outside!

Actually it's going to get worse in a couple days, but it's bad enough now. Thursday through Saturday, weather reports say we may reach 9 degrees F. I hate winter and this week... I really hate winter!

I've got to get some photos uploaded to my computer, so that I can show some pics here and spice things up a bit.

The prompt for this week is a word wanderlust. The word means the impulse to travel. It came to English from German words meaning to hike and enjoy. Think of the word and what it means to you. Do you feel it now? Have you felt it in the past? Does thinking about the word make you see a picture in your mind? Do art, journal, write prose or poetry or whatever you are inspired to do!

Alyson Stanfield had a really cool thing on her blog lately. Thought I'd share it here.

How to Have Your Best Year Ever
DECIDE to go for it. ACT on your decision. LOVE with all your heart.
STOP complaining and whining. PLAY whenever possible. SAY NO
when you need to. LEARN stuff. PRACTICE daily gratitude. MAKE
new friends. LOOK for the joy in each task. CREATE with abandon.
INSPIRE others. SEEK adventure. BE KIND to everyone. REST and
be kind to yourself. GIGGLE.

Some I'm pretty good at and some I'll work at harder!

Today's quote - "Life isn't about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw


DJ said...

Ugh. Winter stinks.
Oooh, wanderlust is such a cool word! Definitely feel that one, especially when the weather is so yucky here.
Good advice for having your best year. I'll have to work on some of those.

Marilyn Rock said...

Yes; winter is hard and particularly this year. The past couple have been mild and this year is payback! ICK! Love the advice for making it the best year. Good food for thought and actions. Love, Marilyn

Kyle and Amy said...

I hate winter, too!!
I can't wait for spring and summer, so warm and the outdoors is so inviting.
winter makes me want to hibernate!

Kerri Jean said...

I hate temps in the single digits, but there are things I like about winter: a roaring fireplace, hot beverages, the indoors, a frosted window pane, the last day of it (winter!).
Love the best year advice. I will also be working on those!!

tangled stitch said...

Hi Laura! I was looking for your blog and I was cleaning out my email and I found it thank god. I hope you have been busy creating and just haven't had any time to update. I love your blog!

Peggy Beck said...

Love the word wanderlust and have "felt" it many times. Lived it too.

Love your advice for living your best year. Very well worth heeding.

Want to thank you for visiting my blog re Marilyn's baby sweater I made.

Next time you come to stampassion I hope you will introduce your self to me so I can put a face to your name.

I like your blog and will be a fan from now on.

Lisa Crone said...

I agree...I don't know why I am still in Ohio! Yes, I have wanderlust and I stuff it down deep so it doesn't hurt. Sometimes I want to run! :)

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WoolenSails said...

We are going to get a heat wave, going up to 43 degrees this week;)


美利 said...

世間是非,要如水泥地般水過則乾。 ..................................................

~*~Patty said...

Hi there
I am popping in from Carole's Journal class to say hello!
Love that word "wanderlust" in fact it fits perfectly with my Gypsies theme for my journal :)
all the best to you ... see you in class

Shelia said...

Hi Laura. Thank you so much for popping in to see me. I hope I'm at the right blog, maybe you have another, since you hadn't posted in so long. I'm so glad you liked my little felties. No, I don't have a pattern, I just looked all over Pinterest and when I saw an ornament I liked, I just copied it. I do enjoy working with felt.
I'm glad to have met you and hope you'll come back for another visit.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)