Along with a new project every month, a new book sounds like a great idea!
Both my husband and I picked up a few books while shopping for Christmas, 2013. NEITHER of us read those books. I don’t think I finished an entire book during the entire year of 2014, and in the past I was a voracious reader. What happened? Can I just blame this on Pinterest and Tumblr being so DARN interesting? No? I didn’t think so…
All right then, no more excuses.
This month’s read is “The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Rubin. I love the alternate title even more: “Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sin in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun”
Got any great reads you’d like to suggest? Please share, I love hearing what others are reading.
Three days into January and I’m still finding something new to do. Every day! WOO HOO! What are the bets that I can keep this up for another three days?
How about a project for the month? That sounds good to me. To quote the great Captain Picard, I’ll “Make it so.”
FIGURE OUT HOW IN THE WORLD DOES ONE SET UP AND MANAGE A BLOG?
(Now that I’ve dated myself with that ST-TNG reference above, I’ll get to the point…)
Hopefully, by the end of the month I will have figured out how to incorporate pictures, establish links with social media sites, choose what this blog will look like on screen (WordPress calls this the THEME, see? I am learning, YOW!) And while I figured out what a sticky post is,what the heck is a slug?
Lucky for me search engines exist, and these three sites will be great helps in this project:
Pancho Villa Market is where you can head in San Diego for freshly made tortillas. We are out of torts, so, here I am. Instead of a usual post-grocery shopping snack of little,street-style carne asada soft tacos, today I’m looking for something different.
The fabulous woman behind the counter and I combined our Spanish and English and came up with these snacks: birria de res, and buche de puerco, a chile relleno, some carnitas, and a burrito with adobada de pollo. (Need to brush up on your high school Spanish? Here’s a great site for a cheat sheet- “A Gringo’s Guide to Mexican Food,” or, “Everything You Need to Know to Read a Taqueria Menu.” at http://doginspace.com/taqueriaspanish/).
Carnitas and rellenos I know, but the adobada, birria and buche were all new to me. And I will eat anything if it is something other people will regularly eat- no squeamishness in me. Bring on the tripas, medudo is one of my favorites.
WHERE HAVE THESE BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!? The birria and buche became little, soft tacos as fast as possible by toasting up the tiny corn tortillas and adding a little jack cheese and lettuce.
When I saw my friend lying on the pavement, unmoving, and a massive smash in the side of the SUV that had just hit him, I went into a kind of shock. It wasn’t the shock of inaction, it was the shock of unconscious action. We got the distraught driver out of the roadway, hovered over Michael until the EMS arrived, and directed traffic so that one disaster didn’t become two.
As it happened, the terrible physical injuries that my friend sustained were only part of the problem. As he lay on the pavement wondering whether he would live or die, the recurrent thought that ripped to the surface of his consciousness was, oddly, this: “I’ve got to quit my job.”
The accident happened five years ago. We had been in the saddle all day, and on the final climb up Old Topanga from Seven-Minute, Michael had ridden away from the…
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
I’ve had a lot of fun planning, and my calendar is filling up with adventures big and small for the coming year!
Occasionally I’ll force one of my teenagers to feign interest in my ideas- I’m honestly looking forward to their surprised looks when I tell them that I will be unavailable to attend to their whim and wish, as I have rounded up about, oh… 365 OF MY OWN!
The best part will be when they realize that they will have to participate in many of them.
Just kidding- the best part will be that they are actually pretty interested in tasting different menus, recipes and restaurants, and heading off to different places.
Looking for a blog about reinventing yourself? Starting new and healthy habits for the New Year? This isn’t it. Nope!
How about a blog about trying something new? Yep! You’ve found the right spot on the Intertubes. This is the place to be. Come Be With Me In Twenty-Fiftee… (Just trail off and say the “n” a little quietly behind your hand. You’ll sound so cool, I promise.)
First: figure out how to navigate through the Blogsphere of WordPress.
Wish me luck!
(She descends down into the deep, dark hole of the labyrinth know as The Web.)
“When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.”
Read more quotes attributed to Chagall and boat-loads of other nifty people at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/marcchagal100782.html#XprZh1wmoOZjXeST.99
See more Chagall prints for purchase here: http://www.art.com/gallery/id–a60/marc-chagall-posters.htm