Sunday, December 19, 2010

Advent weekend: Days 17, 18 & 19

Friday 17th. School´s BBQ for teachers and administrative personel. Both Daniel and Karl (that is Tatiana´s best friend´s father AND they played handball together when they were teens) volunteer for the school´s commitee. That meant they were part of the team in charge of the party. In this picture: Karl, Sabine (you may have met her at Art Every Day Month), me and Daniel.
Saturday 18th: Tati´s new bike helmet. We needed to upgrade her size to adult.Today: our niece V & daughter Tatiana.

December 17 – Lesson Learned What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (Author: Tara Weaver)

That sometimes I can keep up. Structure works better for me to get things done.
2011 will find me with old tried routines and some new touches.

December 18 – Try What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it? (Author: Kaileen Elise)

For 2010 I had planned on taking up knitting. No place was the right place. Not cute enough, not close enough, not whatever enough. Maybe it was not really something I wanted to do.
For 2011 ... I was going to say knitting ... now I´m not that sure.

December 19 – Healing. What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011? (Author: Leonie Allan)

The whole of 2010 brought a lot of changes. Big things, small things. Habits, new routines. The first half of the year was all go, go, go. The second ... was a bit of mushy. I lost focus and stamina. I wanted to read and explore so much that what was supposed to be helpful was a drain.
2011 will start with a trip to the Andes. I´m counting on restoring my energy there. I´m taking my camera, my books (including Jamie´s Wishcasting Journal) and my art supplies.


kikipotamus said...

Whoa, I trip to the Andes sounds amazing. And you'll take your camera so we can come along, too? Or not. Sometimes I purposefully leave the camera at home for a more restful vacation.

misteejay said...

It is lovely seeing the sun in your pics - it is so cold here...lots of flu & chills - YUCK!

Toni :o)

Anne said...

One of my favorite part of this time of year is making lists of goals and dreams for the coming year and revisiting my goals and dreams from previous years. (Though, I also do that around my birthday, too).

Looks like you've been having a wonderful time leading up to Christmas. Although I've been enjoying the snow we have here, seeing your warm, sunny pictures is so cheerful!

Your trip to the Andes sounds wonderful. Very restorative! We'd all love to see your photos, but I agree that sometimes it's much more restful to take it all in and really commune with a place.

Natasha said...

I absolutely loved your pics and all you shared...I'm excited for 2011 for you...can I come to the Andes with you? I'll just hide in your luggage LOL...I hope it brings you much peace and refreshing energy! I can't wait to read all about it!


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