Thursday, December 29, 2011
How do you like my dirty window? Or did you only notice my pretty African Violet that is flourishing, but has yet to yield any drop dead gorgeous blooms? Both are challenges. The window is too high for me to just run outside and clean. It takes an extension ladder. Maybe we (Jim) can tackle that challenge this Spring. I've watered and fed my African Violet and offered filtered light (admittedly through a dirty window). When I bought it for 50 cents at Lowes, it was almost dead. So I am obviously up for challenges. But what now... Less water? More fertilizer? A challenge.
We just paid our real estate and personal property taxes. Talk about a challenge! Of course the challenge of income taxes will soon follow. Ugh. Maybe I'll try facing that challenge head on and get it done right away rather than waiting until the last minute like I usually do.
Whether she realizes it, I don't know, but my daughter, Tessa, and her family, gave me a challenge for Christmas. They gave me a gift certificate from blog2print to get my blog made into a book. Now that is super cool! It is also going to be a super challenge.
I've been blogging since the end of 2007. Many of my posts are not book worthy. Admittedly, none of my posts would be book worthy to the rest of the world, but to me they are a point in time that I obviously thought noteworthy or I wouldn't have blogged about it. I went to the website today and checked things out. This is going to be great but... a challenge! I've decided the simplest way to do this is to start from the very beginning (like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music, singing Do Re Mi). That's a very good place to start.. and label each post that I want included in the book. Then I can process it and see where the cost is and add or delete. Oh yes, this is definitely going to be a challenge. A wonderful challenge.
Shoot, I just noticed cob webs behind my blinds. Another challenge! I'll be back later. It looks like I have some cleaning to attend to.