Friday, January 3, 2014

7 Quick Takes resolustion edition

1. We just hours ago got home from a family trip to Hilton Head, SC.  It was us and my parents for 6 days of relaxation and ringing in the new year.  My mother hooked four of us on candy crush, we ate a lot of junk food (and some good food too), and we had a nice New Year's day lunch with Mike's aunt and uncle.  They live in an awesome retirement community and January 1, 2014 can always be remembered as the day I decided I want to retire in a place like that.

2.  I think I'll start retirement now, with some puzzles, games and candy crush.  Maybe that's not retirement, just the continuation of vacation.  I'm stopping the junk food now though because... yuck!  I'm fed up with it...haha!   I already had a glass of water with some apple cider vinegar in it, phase one of detox the yuck!

3.  I've been contemplating a word for the year.  So far I'm thinking of LESS as in eat less, commit to less, stress less etc... We'll see if that sticks.

4.  I bought a lot of clothes at Goodwill in Hilton Head.  I am set for a long time, since a lot of what I wear is as older than my kids.  I have at least two things that are older than Jonathan (18), and many many things older that Jake (11).  Now I have some new to me old things, so I can get rid of the old to me old things.  If you're looking for me, I'll be cleaning out my closet. (phase two of detox the yuck?)

5. I have twice done the saint name generator.  Why twice?  Well the first time I saved it on my phone, but I just went to look at him and he was gone.  It took me awhile to google him, but it was Blessed Gerard de Lunel.  It seems that some places call him Blessed and some call him Saint.  I'll have to spend more time getting to know him.  I must admit when I saw that he was invoked for epilepsy and headaches it kind of stressed me out, do we have seizures and headaches in our future?  When I couldn't find St (Bl?) Gerard de Lunel, I pushed the button again and came up with St Joan of Valois, also a little stressful because she was disabled (are we going to become disabled?), but it says she endured her disability with patience and it's patience I need, so I'll keep them both.  It will be the year of less of most things, more saints!  Also Joan of Valois was a Third Order Franciscan
just like the priests at our parish, so I'll take that as a good sign.

6.  I'm still going to do the month by month update of 2013, since it was such a bad year for blogging for me.  I know I'm on February, I'll get to it.

7. In the meantime, here's a little 15 second insta-video of the year in reverse.

For more quick takes see Jen.


Tiffany said...

I've got a quick takes post brewing as well...also thinking of a word for the year. :0) Great minds think alike.
Your vacation sounds wonderful. We had a good vacation too but not as relaxing.

Kirsten said...

I love your word!! And your vacation sounds awesome. That would be right up my alley. I need to popover to Jenn's for the Saint generator. I want to get each of my kids one also. Happy New Year to you guys and awesome on scoring some new to you clothes!

Melissa said...

"Less" sounds good. The only thing I want more of is God. :) I'm excited about your new old clothes. Goodwill is is the best. It's mostly the only clothing store I can deal with. All the others seem to make me cuckoo....not sure why....maybe just too much to choose from.

ann marie said...

Less is good! I cant figure out the word verification word....think i got it

Jennie C. said...

Nice to meet you, Julie!