Moment Wonder Let Go Make

December 6, 2010

So, I took a short break from blogging this weekend.  Primarily because we were so busy (again)!  I decided to combine the last four #reverb10 topics into one post, and, without further adieu, here they are:

Day 3: Moment:  Pick one moment which you felt most alive this year.

Hmm, I don't think there was only one moment where I felt this way.  I think I feel most alive when I'm surrounded by my friends and family.  On nights when it's just my husband and I, and we're on the couch watching one of our shows.  My weekly visits with my papa and my in-laws.  Family get-togethers.  Meeting my girlfriends for drinks and .  When I get to see the people I love- the people who really make my life joyful.  These are the moments when I feel all my worry subside and I can just be.

Day 4:  Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

Yet another hard question to answer.  I think just experiencing marriage for the first year has created wonder in my life.  Even though X and I have known each other for quite a while, marriage brings this whole new perspective to how we live day to day.  I try new things because of him and he tries new things because of me.  On the whole, we get to have many experiences we would not have had we not met. 

Day 5:  Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why? 

In a few weeks, we will be letting go of cable.  I grew up not having 1000+ useless channels, so I don' t think that it will be too hard for me to adapt; however, I think it will be a harder transition for X to make (we'll see).  The primary reason for deciding this was $$. It seemed like a waste to be spending $120 a month on cable when we only watch a handful of channels and shows.  I think it will be good for us not to have that "crutch" to lean on when we can't think of anything else to do.  I'm looking forward to spending more time crafting, reading, exercising, or just spending quality time with my husband and pups.

Day 6:  Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

This weekend I worked on two big craft projects.  The first was an ornament for an ornament exchange.  I used glass, glue, glitter, fabric, Modpodge (for the first time!!), paper, & ribbon.  I really liked how it turned out in the end and I think I'll be posting a tutorial on here in the near future (maybe after the recipient receives it :) ). 

The second project I worked on was creating some holiday floral arrangements to take to the cemetery for my mom & my Oma.  Both projects were relatively simple.  For my Oma, I purchased a Christmas wreath from Michael's and hot-glued some red pine cones and a bow to it.

For my mom, I found a twig spray at Hobby Lobby and hot glued pine cones, greenery, red berry branches and an angel ornament to it.

In addition to these projects, I have a long list of items on my "to-make" list.  Who knows when I'll get around to actually doing them though...

* please excuse the horrible iPhone pics...



Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

We also gave up cable this year... well technically in 2009, but it started the first year of our marriage. We've never had cable living together and I really don't miss it, aside from the Food Network. Good luck :)

Also, I love the wreathe and spray you made for your grandmother & mother. They are beautiful :)

Stacy Marie said...

We cut our cable off a year ago. The first 2 weeks kinda sucked, but now we hardly notice...if we really want to watch something it's usually on either Hulu &/or Netflix. I read so much more now, it's great! Good luck!