Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Final thoughts of 2010 and the future of 2011...maybe

There are some parts of my life that are incredibly organized (just check out how straight my drinking glasses are arranged and how tidy my plastic storage bowls are) but other parts are total chaos. I have piles of stuff around the house (but they are usually tidy piles) and we have stacks of papers on the kitchen counter, stacks of unmatched socks on the dryer, stacks of books and papers by the computer. I am also a firm believer in junk drawers and a junk shelf or two whenever necessary.

It should come as no surprise than that I'm the same way with my blog. I have notebooks and calendars to keep track of books to review, contests hosted, ideas for posts, etc. Unfortunately the stuff doesn't always happen that way. I've been blogging for 2 1/2 years now and still enjoy it, but to keep it going it must be constantly evolving. I didn't have as much time last year so I did less and took on fewer obligations. This is a hobby for me that I've enjoyed very much and I'd like to keep it that way. Although I missed posting and visiting other bloggers during the times I was away I knew it was temporary and for the best. If I have too many things going on then I don't have time to blog and it just becomes a stressful chore, then reading becomes a stressful chore and I don't want that to happen.

This time of year I see many people have written wrap ups for 2010, tallying up their totals for challenges, reviews, books read... I didn't do any challenges and I didn't add up anything but I am thinking of goals for this year. I need to change my background and make a new header. I enjoy changing it up for the different seasons and holidays. I hope to continue learning new things about blogging too. I like to know how to do things myself and where to go to find out more. I want to try some challenges and I have my lists ready to got I just need to finish writing the post. See what I mean? I've talked my mom into writing some mini reviews for me that I will be adding and I hope to get my old weekly feature So I was just wondering... up and running again. I have blogs to visit, books to read and more to add to my ever expanding to-be-read list. I find terrific ideas from all of you!

So I have lots to look forward to this year and lots of work to do too so I'd better get started. I need to catch up on some sleep first...


  1. My tbr list is down to 1 not through any choice on my part. Laptop crashed last week and nothing could be saved. Yow! You can imagine the state I was in. So if you have any good recommendations I'm all ears!!

    I hope you have a wonderful 2011 and I'm looking forward to your mom's reviews. How fun is that!!


  2. I look forward to great things on your blog! I'm excited that your mom has agreed to review for you.

  3. I'm with you on the piles. I have too many things that I work on, writing, quilting, sewing, knitting. If you (or your mom) is interested, I'm doing a review competition on my blog.


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