10.29.2010

yearly declaration...

As you know, Andrew Henry and I both have September birthdays.  Each September we declare it our "year of....".  It's kind of like a New Year's Resolution.  We pick some sort of theme and try to weave that into our year.  Last year was our year of  adventure, which led me to start this blog and my Etsy shop.  What an adventure it has been. 

This year we tossed around some ideas and they were all okay but none of them were speaking to me.  We settled on the year of "the road less travelled" and I love it!  It's nothing major just us doing the things we usually, do but in a different way - breaking out of our normal routine. 

For instance on Sunday we went for a morning walk and took a totally new route.  It was nice, saw things we hadn't noticed before.  We drank our orange juice out of wine glasses at breakfast and I've been listening to different music this week.  Same life, just tweaked a little.  So far, so good.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Proust

Have a great weekend and a safe Halloween - see you Monday!

 

25 comments:

bronwyn said...

I love it! I have a friend who signs every birthday card to everyone she knows every year with "This is the year of your life." It's become a joke. "No, no, really - THIS is the year of my life?" Happy Haloween weekend!

Maria said...

I LOVE this!

I think that I am in a constant state of tweak.Not that I am discontent with my life and surroundings - but more that we seek to adapt to out little men and streamline mundane tasks so as to allow for more adventures with them.

We often look for new routes to places we routinely go - and if it is someplace new altogether - even better!

Even the boys exclaim with us "NEW STRETCH OF ROAD!" as we turn off familiar paths onto new ones. They share our love of adventure I think. (Good thing!)

Happy Weekend All!

Teenage Bride said...

The two of you are such a wonderful couple. I admire you.

Jude said...

Oh what a wonderful, wonderful approach to each new birthday year! And so sweet you're both September babies. :) I love your theme this year and that Proust quote captures it perfectly... (Haha, I've also been drinking OJ out of wine glasses, I think it tastes different!)...makes life more fun and more adventurous with every new thing or way of seeing.

MJM said...

Who knows what you'll find on the new roads!

Kellie Collis said...

That's a really lovely idea to spruce things up! Happy Halloween! Kellie xx

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The road less traveled is always full of adventure. Have fun.

sarah said...

nice! happy halloween! blessings...s...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jeanette Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. I love it. What a wonderful way to have orange juice in a wine glass, sipped, shaken and definitely stirred. I love it. Walking a different route and seeing things you haven't seen before. It is lovely, quite lovely and I may just have to take that idea and run with it for awhile. See where it takes me.

I pray you are well. I so enjoyed my visit today. Hope you and DH had wonderful birthdays, it sure got you off to a great start.

Have a beautiful weekend sweetie. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Nicole said...

Wow such a great idea and LOVE this years theme!

Andrew H. said...

Well done! I was expecting a Friday photo and a quick caption. Very nice job pulling in our yearly theme.

Have a great weekend all.

rockinj9designs said...

I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference! This has been my favorite poem since I read it in elementary school (besides FOOTPRINTS). It's easy to be the norm, but not as rewarding. We grow stronger with adversity and it shapes our very core. I love being the odd (WO)man out!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love this idea!

Enjoy your road!

La Dolfina said...

Brilliant!!!!

Krystal said...

That's such a good idea - and I like the 'road less traveled' theme :) I'd have to make some kind of artwork with those words to put up or i'd probably forget though!! :)

Debby said...

I love your mind set.... you two are cutie pies. xo

pamela said...

actually, the blog has helped me look for more around me as well! noticed some great trees the other day i want to go back and photograph. i would love to have them in my yard some day!

Kristin said...

What a beautiful theme...I adore that idea!

Brenda Kula said...

I rather like that idea! Thinking outside of the box. Have my tea in champagne glasses perhaps. (My husband gave me champagne years ago and I took one sniff and said: "It looks like piss and smells like vinegar. I'm not drinking it." But hey, there's still hope for me!
Brenda

Style, She Wrote said...

Great Proust quote! I really needed to read that today! xo style, she wrote

shari @ little blue deer said...

This is so awesome! I love it, I am going to share with Mr. Deer. While I am always trying to grow spiritually I don't always put a theme on it, fab idea! XX!

koralee said...

Love this my friend.

I just saw that you had 99 followers...I had to be number 100..yahooooooo!

weekend blessings wherever the road takes you. xoxo

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What a great idea!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Happy happy Halloween, Jeanette! xxxx

kroney said...

I like this idea more than New Year's Resolutions.