Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday! You know, my efforts to get something NEW up on my mantle every month may end up taking longer than just this year to complete.  Life gets busy! So, although January’s mantle isn’t exactly what I envisioned it to be…at least a few NEW items got up this month.  I had planned on spraying the window with frost and maybe put some snowflakes in each pane….kind of like this:


….but, oh well, the month’s almost over and it looks like it’s not happenin’!  Little by little, right?!?  Maybe next year. :o)

So, what else is NEW?  For my birthday, I got a Fitbit. I’ve enjoyed being more aware (ultra-aware) of how many steps I take, tracking my sleep, water intake etc.  I’ve read that it’s sometimes better to make a one-word New Year’s Resolution.  If so, I think my resolution should be: Move More!  Since my job entails sitting at a computer all day, that is something I definitely should do more of! The Fitbit helps with that!   I also enjoyed OK Namaste’s post on “mindful eating” since I’ve been on my ‘awareness’ kick this month!

Well, have a terrific day!  Do so learn something NEW!


a NEW book review


Hi all!  I recently finished reading ‘The Happiness Project’, and I have to say I enjoyed it very much.  I haven’t read a non-fiction book in a while  – because I’m usually just struggling to finish the novels picked out for our book club before our meeting time!  And I don’t even remember who recommended this book.  I’ve had it on my Shelfari “shelf” for quite a while now.  (That’s the online site where I keep track of all the books I’ve read and all the book I want to read)  So I FINALLY got to it!  It has motivated me to make and keep some resolutions and give myself a few ‘gold stars’.  :o)  I’ll also have to start reading the author’s blog.  I’m sure that will help keep me motivated.

I love, loVE, LOVE book recommendations…so let me know if you have any for me!  Have a great day!  Do or Learn something NEW!