I just saw on the news that Geraldine Doyle (who was the inspiration for the painting of Rosie the Riveter) passed away.
That iconic poster was the inspiration for the cover of the 2010 Calendar and I can’t let the year pass without a shout-out to Geraldine and a thank you to the painter J. Howard Miller for the incredible iconic poster.
I hope I did them proud by recreating the “we can do it” spirit they evoked.
Wowzers! The end of the year snuck up on me … if you asked me what month it feels like I would say Sept. I’ve been so focus on renovating the shop and rehabilitating Dexter that I’ve totally lost track of time. Where did this year go?
I love making year end resolutions and for the life of me I couldn’t even remember what my resloutions were last year … so I had to do a “blog search” and I found them. Let’s see how I did:
#1 – Complete my story The Funhouse. Itâ€™s a fiction novel Iâ€™ve been working on for 8+ years and I resolve to no longer dabble in writing it but will work/finish/publish it.
FAIL! I swear-to-dog that I sat down every single day with the intention to work on The Funhouse only to distract myself with something else to do. I think I’m afraid of this piece of work I’ve created and that’s why I’m adding back onto my 2011 list but more on that later…
#2 – I will take up a new hobby that doesnâ€™t have to do with work. Iâ€™m thinking boxing or perhaps dance classes w/Gerry.
WIN! I learned how to tile. Yes yes … it was attached to work (I tiled the tattoo shop scrub room and hand-washing station) but I now have added “tiler” to my list of handy-person jobs I can do. Yay me!
#3 – I will put away $2 per-day and at the end of the year, treat myself to something special.
WIN! I have been putting away $2 a day for a year (into my coin cans) and I now have $730 saved up!! Woot!! It’s addicting to add $2 coins into my cans … I don’t even want to crack them open and take the $$ out. I just want to keep saving!!
#4 – I pledge to meditate at least few minutes every day.
MEH? I tried to meditate every morning but instead I ended up instead playing Words With Friends in a quiet dark room (under the covers) before getting up for my day. That counts as meditating right?Â 🙂
#5 – I pledge to do more travel for enjoyment not just work.
WIN! We went to Hawaii in Feb for a vacation and in Oct we went down to San Fran JUST FOR FUN and not for work … and we had a gay old time.Â 🙂
So what are my resolutions for 2011? Well â€¦ I decided to have fun with it and have a contest!! If youâ€™re a frequent reader of my blog you have a pretty good idea of who I am and what I do. I would love to hear your New Years Resolution suggestions for me.
The last day to send suggestions is January 5th … stay tuned! 🙂