December 31, 2010

Hope for Focus in 2011

I'm rubbish at deciding on resolutions for the new year. Here goes...

I think that most of all, I want to focus.

Focus on family and friends, I live close and technology affords us great contact. This year past year was made so much better by spending time with family.

Focus on keeping my mind and body in check, I am not done learning and pushing myself.

Focus on what I can do to help others. I know that sometimes taking 2 seconds out of my day helps someone with a weight upon their shoulder.

Vague goals that will be made clearer as 2011 plays out.

Thanks to Photo a Day from Planet Earth for the newest feature, the first photo of 2011 is an honor. Rich, your daily selection is eye opening and always enjoyable.


After almost 3 full days of not leaving the house (due to the worst cold of 2010), I finally needed to get out. This was my first time snowshoeing and I cannot wait to go again. I still have a bit of a cough but the crisp, cold air just felt so refreshing! It was a treat to have Ali join us. Sushi next Ali!

December 30, 2010

Outings with Shirley - Temple Square

The other night was cold and with the tots, pictures were quite funny. Now most of us are at home recovering from colds. Blah. Sorry about your fever Clara Jewel.

What a way to ring in the new year!

December 25, 2010

Every time a bell rings...

Do you ever bake so much at work that you just can't mentally/physically bake at home? Yep, I almost hit the wall. I still managed to eeck out a triple batch of almond brittle, a double batch of oatmeal scotchies, and a mint chocolate torte especially for the Morris clan (and Natalie).

The loot for the year included a sea salt grinder from Microplane, a couple of silicone chocolate molds, a knit market bag, a beautiful owl made from some of the fabric from the wedding, and a coupon for some scrap booking with Alan. All in all a very good day. The tots got some cool stuff too. And now I can say I have experienced the frustration with plastic transformers and a sad 4-year old.

Shirley and I are going on our next outing soon... I miss my camera!

Happy holidays. Eat well, drink safe, and cherish what you have.

December 1, 2010

Squishy sandals...

So I have had these wonderful sandals, Beautifeel brown strappy sandals, for a while. I got them before I went to Europe the first time and have worn them on every trip to Europe and all over...

They need to be retired. I sound squishy when I walk in them. It is tragic and they will be missed.

I've been on the lookout for a new sandal and thanks to Amazon and their 'save for later' feature, I found a deal! I can't wear them out in the snow but I am excited for spring/summer!