Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Long time no blog.

Hope you didn’t miss me too much. I keep wanting to update this, but then I feel that I don’t have anything to update about. There’s really nothing all that interesting going on in my life.

I’m slowly making progress on completing my vacation scrapbook. My original plan, when we returned, was to have it finished by Thanksgiving. November came and I realized I wasn’t going to make that deadline, so I revised it to a Christmas deadline. Christmas came and went and I no longer have a deadline, but I just want to get it done. I’m also horribly behind with my regular 2007 album. So my new plan is to try to do a LO a day (or if I don’t finish a LO, to at least work on one) and alternate between vacation and the regular album. Hopefully I’ll get mostly caught up, since the winter/spring months are times when I don’t generally take lots of pictures that I then would want to scrap. If you’re interested in seeing some of my recent work, you can check it out over on TallyScrapper.

This past Saturday was my last skating lesson of the session. When I started my two goals were to learn how to stop and learn how to go backwards. I still can’t stop, and I can only kind of go backwards. However, I have also learned how to do waltz jumps, 3 turns (on both inside and outside edges), lunges, pivots, spirals, mohawks, crossovers, and half flips, to name a few. Don’t ask me to demonstrate any of these, because for the most part I have forgotten what they are. I might need a refresher before I can demonstrate. I think I’m going to sign up for the next session, because even though I’m not that good, it’s still fun. And maybe this session I’ll learn how to stop.

The photo is from a brief getaway to Portsmouth a couple of weeks ago with some Tally gals. Not sure why there’s an old British phone booth in New Hampshire, but Nancy took this picture and I really like it. Maybe it’s the Anglophile in me.

And speaking of being an Anglophile… assuming all goes according to plan, we should be out almost completely out of debt by next summer. We’ll still have one student loan to pay off, but won’t worry too much about it. At that point, we’re hoping to save for a couple of months and go on a vacation. And knowing us and our love of England, I think we’ll be going back. Woo hoo! Maybe it’s time to start planning where we want to go? What, over a year in advance is too early? Never! You obviously don’t know us very well and when we started planning stops for our US road trip. That was a vacation many years in the making.

And on that note, I bid you adieu. Hopefully it won’t take another month and a half between updates.


Tracy said...

Glad to see you are doing and well! Sounds like you learned alot in skating! Can't say that I would even know what most of those moves are! Impressive!

Congrats on the planning of your vacation! I would start planning now too! One can never be too prepared!=)

Christine said...

i hope not, lol!

glad your getting caught up and hey, you got your layout in early this week! awesome!

mindakims said...

yes, please update more often, we missed you here!

Leah C said...

I wish I was so prepared for planning trips!! Love the phonebooth! I'm trying to imagine all the skating moves, and cannot.. but WOOHOO!

Vanessa B. said...

Just remember, you are never a blog slacker with me around! Good to hear an update, though. I am an anglophile also - I spent a summer in London and can't wait til the day I can go back. It's all about the planning. Keep your eye on the prize and the debt will be gone and you will be raising a pint in a pub in no time!