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My One Little Word for 2011 is FABULOUS.
Hopefully by now, you know all about our OLW Blog Hop for Ali Edwards' BP Class that I've been participating in all year long. If not, click here to find out more. I'm the second stop, if you would enjoy starting from the beginning, you may start here. The blog hop goes live at 8 a.m. PACIFIC Time on November 1st.
November 1 OLW Blog Hop Participant List
Julie Ann http://julieannshahin2.
For October, Ali asked us to pick 9 photos that we feel represent our word for a collage, plus a larger photo with journaling on it.
I chose to pick a photo from each month that just felt fabulous to me. It may or may not make sense to you, as they are personally meaningful. So are obvious, such as my newborn nephew where I took the first family portrait (which I tried to fit into the collage but it was too wide) or my nephew that graduated from high school where I was at his house to take his photo.
Top Row, L to R: January: Our Living Room, New Decorating Choices with My Husband; February: Organizing My Scraproom; March: Fun Art Journal with Studio Tangie (Creative Team).
Middle Row, L to R: April: Easter Walk with my husband and our loving dog; May: my nephew was born; June: several of my nephews and a niece graduated from high school so this nephew represents that.
Bottom Row, L to R: July: 4th of July with another nephew; August: In Ohio on Lake Erie, holding my happy dog overdue for a haircut (LOL); September: Family Reunion - we forgot to take a photo of everyone at the family reunion yet this is a photo of my immediate family and my husband.
Journaling: hello fabulous october 2011
I still want to make happen with my word "Fabulous" a thrilling change in my self-image, by taking loving self-care of myself. I've felt hindered by my injuries this year, and now I feel I'm turning the corner on this. The action item for me is “magic” as we turn toward the rest of the holidays, and as I write this on Halloween night - we have a good start at a magical night. I was really into Halloween this year, I decorated the house this year and dressed up Friday (our dog) as a bumblebee. We are having Thanksgiving at our house, and we are not going on vacation in December... so we can focus on the fabulous magic.
If you remember the last few months of my OLW entries where I mentioned I experienced set-backs due to plantar fasciitis and hip problems. My hip is much better (yay!), and I have a lot of hope for my plantar fasciitis. I got an early Christmas present as my husband bought me a home ultrasound machine on Amazon, kind of like they use in physical therapy centers, yet made for home use (not the kind used for maternity and ob-gyn! LOL) So I kept the referral to that very short in my journaling, as I said I see myself turning the corner.Once I overcome the pain due to these problems, I hope I'll lose weight by exercising back on a regular schedule without babying the feet or hip. I have one appointment coming up for endomitriosis on Nov. 3 and hopefully next blog hop I will have more good news to report.
The last 3 or 4 years we have taken vacations in early December to Florida or Mexico. This year we are staying home in December and not only that, having my husband's family to our home for Thanksgiving! So home for the holidays all around. I do like that. Although I really like vacations in warm places since it's already really cold here, it's rather stressful to take a big vacation right before Christmas. This let's me focus on making "magic." How fabulous!!!!
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