Saturday, September 21, 2013

New/different, older -- and a goal

I'm buying different junk these days -- and lots less of it for sure.
I've been very very good and I leave most behind.  But I could NOT resist this fabric.  It's sort of lavender and periwinkle blue...
and I've never seen a colonial American print in that color combination so I had to have it!
Because as anyone who has seen my craft room/studio knows, the last thing I need is more fabric.
When I was at our local ARC store I found this great box of stamps -- it was just $4.  So that's the story of my life these days: new job, different kind of junk -- and lots less of it.
Oh, and another year older, too: look at my beautiful, beautiful cake from Chef Sugar's!  It was chocolate and might have been the best birthday cake I've ever had.  There's lots leftover, too; I wish you could all come over to help me eat it.
Among the thoughtful gifts I received was a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.  It's a small tablet and an e-reader -- my first reader! Yeah, I'm a late adopter, and really attached to books but I'm finally ready.  I'm excited to get it all set up!  I also received the beautiful picture you see above, created by my friend Rebecca.
Is it not gorgeous?  She painted it just for me.  I love hydrangeas!
So, in honor of beginning a new year of me I have decided to set a goal, give it a deadline, and blog about it because everyone knows it's easier to keep on-track with your goal if people know about it.
Here it is: between now and my birthday next year, I'm going to write 50 original works.  They might be poems, they might be short stories, songs, chapters in a book, scripts...anything as long as they're new, original, and finished within the next year.  I figure that's about one a week -- but I don't expect to stick to a schedule.  I'm very excited to get down to some serious writing again.  Wish me luck!

11 comments :

Kathy said...

What a terrific goal and you know I will be cheering you on! BTW, LOVE that painting you lucky birthday girl.

JoJo said...

You and I are the same age! I'll be 49 in Nov. Love your finds and that cake! Yes please!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Happy Birthday; hope it's the beginning of a terrific year!

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy Birthday! Love that cool painting!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I will be 50 in March! Love your idea!

Becs said...

Happy Birthday Laurie! I am lookin forward to reading your 50 writes!!! Wish I could come share your cake too.

Kalamity Kelli said...

Happy Birthday Laurie! I'm way behind on reading and just now got to this. My birthday is in about 2 weeks and I will be 51. When I was 49 I decided to finally learn to cook and that's how I got started blogging. P.S. - I could have scooped up that fabric too and I don't craft or sew or anything like that!

Pallas said...

Happy Birthday Laurie. I like poems, and perhaps you will be able to share one of yours with us. :>)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Did you save me some cake? Love your birthday goodies and your thrifty finds, especially those stamps. I do hope you share some of your writing with us.

Abby / Linda said...

Writing? I didn't know that you were into that too! Just thought it was junk and stuff! :) Can't wait to see what you do with your writing!!! Good luck!

Tamatha said...

Hope I didn't miss wishing you Happy Bday on Facebook. I love the goal you set for yourself of 50 written works. Will we get to read some of it? ;)