Wishes for you? You bet.
I wish you health and happiness in that order because you can’t have the second without the first. ❤️
Resolutions – do you make them?
I normally do a little soul searching about how or what I can do to be a better person, improve a skill, and enjoy life more.
So, here’s my current internal conversation.
Blogging – I’m still good with one or two posts a week because I’m also prepping two per week on my Master Gardener blog. I love the blogging community – you make my day.
Bullshit – Call it when I see it because I’m tired of just smiling. I may be older, but I’m not stupid, deaf or dumb.
Customer Service – Accept the fact that there isn’t any. But I’m going to continue to seek out and patronize those smaller companies that still make the attempt.
Gardening – Oh, my gardening list is long. I have a bucket list of plants, tools I’d like, a shed maybe, and I can hardly wait to start the 2018 gardening season.
Photography – I love taking photos and I have decent equipment, but I need to learn more about using my Canon and the iPhone. I had that Samsung Note down pat and now I need to learn about the iPhone and be brave enough to take the Canon off automatic. Yes, I admitted that in public. 🙂
Politically correct – I worked for many years in human resources and had to stop wishing people Merry Christmas and transition to Happy Holidays. I walked around the complex asking employees to take down certain decorations that could possibly offend someone. Possibly offend someone? Get a grip folks, and let’s be realistic. I won’t try to persuade you to my beliefs, you can enjoy yours, and there is always the delete key.
Politics – I’m down to local news as it is and skim national news on the net. That may still be too much when you filter out the personal opinions and entertainment pieces. I think I’ll cut back further because who needs the stress, but I will still send my occasional round of emails when some topic sends me over the edge. I’m probably on a ‘list’ being tracked by some facet of the government that has an acronym we’d all recognize, but at my age maybe they’ll consider me harmless but eccentric.
Quilting – Sewing keeps me same when I can’t garden. It’s not the same satisfaction but as close as I can get. I have a lot of opportunity to improve these skills. I brought my sewing machine to SC this year so I’ll see if I can produce one or two things.
Social media – I love blogging, and I’m developing a fondness for Instagram. I will continue to use Facebook as an electronic yellow pages and avoid fake news and chain sharing at all costs. I have a Twitter account but don’t use it. I have never been able to figure out why anyone would want to know what I think numerous times a day, but it makes lots of people happy – just not me.
So, what are you thinking about on this first day of 2018?