Friday Five: New Year's Resolutions

This week, Sally gives us a great Friday Five. (I'm actually prepared for this one!!!)

Well it had to be didn't it, love them or hate them I bet you've been asked about New Year resolutions. So with no more fuss here is this weeks Friday Five;

1. Do you make New Year resolutions?
Mr. M and I both do. This year, we started a new tradition that I'm super-excited about. Because we both get New Year's Day off, we've decided that's Visioning Day. This year we observed it by going to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the day. We had a plan: We each started with a list of catagories in our lives (family, marriage, work, play, exercise, etc). We split up in the morning, each roaming through the parts of the museum that most interested us, and journaling as we went about how we felt called to grow in each of those catagories. We met up for lunch, and then spent the afternoon showing each other the things we'd most enjoyed. That's how the Ms make resolutions! (Or lay the groundwork, anyway!)

2. Is this something you take seriously, or is it a bit of fun?
Both. I think I'll be better able to take it seriously because I have fun with it.

3. Share one goal for 2008.
To stop multitasking so much, esp at work. I want to create my schedule so that I can focus on one thing at a time (when possible). I think this will really bring down my stress level.

4. Money is no barrier, share one wild/ impossible dream for 2008
This is going to be the year we finally take our honeymoon! (Actually, we've been stowing away about $20/week for some time. This really will be the year!)

5. Someone wants to publish a story of your year in 2008, what will the title of that book be?
Growing Into Her Skin


  1. What a cool answer to #1! Great play!

  2. Whoo Hoo! I'm so with your strategy in #1 for next year. Now if I could just persuade Mr.QP and the son...
    Your play ROCKS!

  3. Ok. IF I were to make NY resolutions I'd follow your creative model...

    Growing into one's skin is an acquired skill and gift...sigh...it does take time. I hope you love yourself into it...

  4. wonderful post!

    have a terrific honeymoon! very cool!

    i love your visioning day--that is awesome, and spending the day at the museum, wow!


  5. I LOVE your book title!

  6. What a great number 1. I may copy it as well! And your book title is wonderful too! Blessings.

  7. Honeymoon well! And thanks for chiming in at my space.

  8. Fantastic way to vision... I love that!

  9. I add my admirations for #1...lots of places that could be used. Do we get to hear where wonderful honeymoon will be at?

  10. That is a great idea--to be visioning and even to have a Visioning Day! I'm so impressed you and Mr. M do this together. You could write an article just about this!! It could inspire so many people.

    Your title is great and what I wish my life to be.

  11. ooh i like the new color!

    and what a might fine day you had at the museum. hotcups used to do something similar...but lately not so much. mmmmm....

  12. What a great way to vision your year! And a great book title to envision the growth and learning you hope for in 2008. I know it's going to happen.

  13. I like your idea of Visioning Day. And great idea of putting 20 bucks away a week - I want to know where you might go! Great play


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins