January 26, 2015

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10 Things to Do in 2015

I get so immersed into work that I sometimes forget there’s a whole world out there. Some constant reminders that I have to tell myself: I’m a good cook and need to make a real meal once in a while, not just cheese and crackers. The road to and from the warehouse that holds my inventory isn’t the only one in town. There are streets and lovely parks that I haven’t explored in I don’t know how long.

In other words, I need to find some balance.

I’m addicted to travel and by now, you probably know I'm slightly obsessed with textiles and objects. It never ends, like any addiction. I can spend hours after my day is over looking at travel sites, making plane reservations that I may or may not keep, keeping track of what the big lifestyle sites are selling and even checking Etsy and Ebay. The next thing you know, it's midnight and I haven’t had a proper dinner and didn’t use my time for anything outside of this work bubble. I love it in here but realize I'm becoming a little too work-centric. After all, I do like eating in nice restaurants. hearing music, taking an occasional class, having a drink with friends. I want to fill in some of those holes where a well rounded life should be.

 

So, this year, I will try to act and do as well as think and plan. But stepping out of your bubble can be difficult. I can’t do this without a plan. To this end, here is my official List of 10 Things to Do in 2015. Wish me luck! 

  • Learn Spanish (see #7 in places to go).
  • Paint my bedroom a primary color.
  • Learn the science of baking bread.
  • See a friend for an hour or two each week. Have a drink, a meal, a laugh. Connect with another adult human.
  • Take a photography class.
  • Launch my Flea Market Furniture* in the shop. I can’t wait to re-purpose many of my collected textiles. This is exciting for me, it combines my love of textile hunting with local fleaing when in the USA
  • Walk somewhere every day. It doesn’t have to far. I just need to get out in the world and catch my breath. Having some down time from all things "computer"
  • Perfect my chocolate chip cookie recipe with the help of my grandson. He is an excellent sous chef.
  • Get my baseball on and go to a Kansas City Royals game. It’s time as I’ve lived here for twenty-something years. Grab the Crown!
  • Go to a Pilates , Ballet or Yoga class at least twice a week. Maybe more. I get bored easily. Changing activities up keeps me more engaged.

*I have started on one thing on this list and that's making baby steps toward launching the Flea Market Furniture for The Loaded  Trunk. Here's a preview of what's to come. The first image is the original flea market find. The images that follow it are topped with textiles I'm considering. Please let me know what you think of my choices in comments!


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        Ellen
        Ellen

        January 27, 2015

        That’s suppose to be recamier —not reclaimer! (Darn auto correct!)

        Ellen
        Ellen

        January 27, 2015

        The black & white prints in the first photo for the chairs and the cowhide for the daybed (reclaimer)! What a great pairing that would make!

        Be sure and post the end results!

        Dodie
        Dodie

        January 27, 2015

        Love the finds! I like for the black chairs maybe only covering the seat in a blackandwhite fabric. Love that long bench too. Though the hide is striking, seeing that beautiful black and white unfurled is a show-stopper. Have fun with this and your list!! Much of it can be scheduled in advance, squatting a spot around which the rest of your world will flow. Classes are perfect for that – it’s how I get most of my riding and dance in. And I suggest trying my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to consider:) It’s my riff on Toll House. And the recipe is within the book on this page of my blog. I just picked up one of the essentials, Muscovado Sugar from Dean and Deluca last week….the other is harder to find: Black Walnuts. http://www.dodiejacobi.com/2013/12/19/stop-and-smell-the-cookies/

        Rachel Biel
        Rachel Biel

        January 27, 2015

        So many of us struggle with similar issues, Roni…. One of my goals for this year is to reclaim Sundays as a day of worship and rest. Ha! I feel like an addict, where I have to sit at a computer 10 hours a day or I feel like I haven’t done enough. It’s so bad for us on so many levels…

        Wishing you well on your goals! They are good ones!

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