Cheers: To a Healthier Happier 2010

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OK it is Saturday night and  my mind is blank.

Several times I opened up the WordPress CMS page to began my blog earlier in the evening and then closed it. I had two glorious weeks off of staying up very late and sleeping in even later and now I am paying the price.

My son’s resumed his high school schedule and I went back to teaching. Who ever came up with the great concept of having to get up before the sun has risen?

I did get to finally paint my cow painting I have been wanting to.  It was a small loose study of pastel colors. The attached picture is not my new painting because I forgot to take my camera to the studio, but an older cow painting from a few years back. Next week I will post my new one.

My goal this week is to get some good dairy cow photos and work on a more large developed  painting.

I keep using the same old photos  and they are so coated in paint the cows are disappearing.

In one of my earlier posts I had mentioned that we were considering moving to Sebastopol.  After about a month of researching, checking out homes that are available and looking at our finances, we decided it was not meant to be.

There is some relief in this decision because packing our home of twelve years would have been stressful.  The big catch is my next semester of grad school starts in February and I now have to figure out additional ways to get my son to school.

As for my 2010 goal of mini triathlon and Italy, I did manage to eat healthy all week and go to the gym.

I am looking forward to a healthier, happier 2010.


(Wendy’s dream is still to become a influential international artist, but she left 8 Women Dream in March of 2010 to complete grad school.  She is still a strong supporter of 8 Women Dream and you will see her in the comments on the blog.)

  • wow, I did not stop to edit that comment, and it shows! ;) Let’s try again – I prefer patting myself on the back when I do go, vs. flagelating myself when I don’t.

    Better :)

  • Yes congrats on the healthy eating and gym – you go girl!!! Remember to congratulate yourself regularly for that too – you are taking good care of your body, which is good to you, and that is worth celebrating… (I personally much prefer this approach, of patting myself when I DO go to the gym, to the alternate one, which is flagelatting myself when I DON’T… that doesn’t actually accomplish anything!).

    Like the ladies said, one day at a time and feel good that you are DOING IT! :)

    Sounds like it was a good thing that you checked out Sebastapol too and decided, not now… Good luck with everything that is coming up!

    And can’t wait to see the new cow paintings! :) (I like this old one too BTW!).


  • Remy G

    Right, one day at a time! Wendy, anytime you need any photos for inspiration, check out my meetup groups photo albums. We have LOTS of photographers who have posted many beautiful shots. Let me know what you think! Also, if you need any photos, lemme know…I’ll go take it for you :)

  • Kim

    Good for you for eating healthy at least for a week! One day at a time.

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    And look – you posted anyway! Sometimes there isn’t a ;pt to say about our dreams and on the Internet, the shorter the post, the more popular with readers~