May 24, 2012

a look at my list for 2012

 i did write a list at the beginning of the year. and now i do want to check up on it, so here we go...

1. see the exhibit on miro, monet, mathisse and one other special exhibit at the kunsthaus - nope didn't make it and it's over now

2. help amos how to ski and naomi how to snowboard during our february vacation - yes amos is skiing and naomi is loving her board

3. knit a cardigan for myself with the wool form portugal - yes all done and wearing it often

4. don't forget my friends birthdays and write them a birthday card - so far so good, though there are many still left in this year

5. visit one of elias orchestra rehearsals until march - yes thea and i made it to an open rehearsal and it was lots of fun, we also went to the opera "das verbotene land" the three older kids participated in, on mothers day and it was just plain amazing here

6. get used to my new camera - not yet to confident, i still need a bit more time

7. be more calm and relaxed when things not work the way i planned it - o well this one is hard

8. go through my cloth rack and just keep what i was wearing within the past year - i did this and brought one bag to the second hand fair in late march

9. sew a quilt for thea with the fabric already stacked up - just finished her loulouthi 10. read 12 books, including some fiction and magazines

11. finding the time and quiet to meditate on the word and pray in my daily routine - not routine yet, now and then i manage to carve out some time in the mornings

12. sew a dress or two for the girls - one is being worn, there will be more to come

13. say yes to my kids more - work in progress

14. have a more positive attitude - work in progress

15. go hiking in the summer months, at least one high mountain with the kids - plan is made for mid july

16. use the stew pot more for one pot meals - forgot out that one, though there will be the cooler time of year...

17. be able to not control everything and every moment in life and still be happy with what's going on around me - work in progress

a few more to add::
18. participate in a crochet along
19. helping elias transition into a new school and intense dance training after the summer brake (this is probably more for myself than for him)
20. go out for a nice dinner with joel
21. visit the paul klee center in bern

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