Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

It has been an unsettling week. My hubby had surgery Monday, was in hospital for 2 nights and then went back yesterday. He is doing okay - just some complications. We missed 2 special Christmas celebrations and decorating our tree. At least it is up - with lights. And we have gotten some extra time together. Even sat and watched "Larry Crowne" last night.

I have read a lot this week ( I discovered and read "Kate Morton's "The Distant Hours"), with just a bit of art done .

After 2 1/2 days away from school, my class were quite happy to have me back Thurs. (and I was very happy to be back).

Now we just have to wait for follow-up and for my hubby time to heal.

The Artist's Way

I did a few more tasks with Chapter 11. It was by far the most enjoyable.

My journal is slowly filling up with lists and tasks done. I still have to go back and do a number of tasks throughout the book. My art dates were the few times I actually got to create art.

The morning papers still elude me. I was able to write a few times at night - still my preferred time.

It is hard to believe there's only one chapter to go.

Heart Exchange

I took part in the "Heart Exchange" through Louise Gale's blog. What a lovely experience. We each had a partner for whom we made something from our heart to theirs. I received a gorgeous heart book from Jenna. What a thoughtful gift - one that I am going to use to inspire me in 2012!

(thanks so much Jenna and Louise!)

Planning for 2012

There is so much available to help in planning for 2012.

I just signed up for Ali Edwards "One Little Word 2012" online course, which will run all year. I have been choosing a word to help guide me with intention throughout the new year for a couple of years.

For 4 weeks in December, at "Myles Ahead", you can start a weekly process of visioning for the year ahead.

The 100 questions exercise was very interesting and has resulted in 10 questions/themes I hope to pursue in 2012.

Reverb 2011 has begun again, although through a different organizer than last year.

With all three of these groups, the primary goal has been to choose a word of intention for 2012. I made a preliminary list of 20 words and have finally chosen my word. Actually, it is one small phrase, as it encompasses so much of what I want 2012 to be.

I turn 60 in early January and so begins a a new decade, one that I want to be healthy, eventful, and exciting.

The phrase is "Seize each day" from the Latin "Carpe Diem". (A fellow teacher has this as her license plate and I always feel it deep inside when I see it.) It can mean so much. I hope it forces me to reach out and do more and see more.

The 2 ATCs I created above hold 2 quotes that very much fit this phrase.


Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wow! Darling, you´ve been up to so much. Inspiring.
~~quick healing vibes for your husband~~

carol l mckenna said...

Prayers and healing energy coming your way for you and your husband ~ lovely creations you have done ~ all will help you cope ~~ Happy CED ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

pauline said...

you are one busy gal!!
Love the trading card (with the quotes)... that Helen Keller quote is one of my favorites also.
Keep up the creative work & keep posting!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

You sure produced a lot. Love reading your blog.

Tracey FK said...

that is quite a week... I loved all of Kate Morton's books and she lives here in Brisbane... The Forgotten Garden is fantastic if you haven't read it... hope your husband is now on the mend and that all is settling down... looking forward to following what you have been up to...xx

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