Work remains busy, we are trying to wrap up a major project, and I have two webinars this month. I have a couple of articles in the works, and I need to co-author a book chapter. Someday I will learn to say no. I have become better at working when I work, and not when I am not. I feel a healthier balance in my life.
It is time to start planning the end of the year holidays. I enjoy cooking for the holidays. For me Thanksgiving dinner is always turkey centered. Last year we did roast beef for Christmas - with Yorkshires. I need to decide if I want to repeat that. New Years is traditionally ham, maybe seafood this year (lobster?) My Christmas shopping is essentially done. I am am forever finding something cute, or fun, or funny at the last minute and adding it to the pile. I will push for the tree to go up soon.
I will start to review the year, and set goals for next year. I find when I look back I am often amazed at how much I have done. In the day to day hustle and bustle it is easy to forget what was accomplished, to focus on how much is left to do, or left undone. Pausing to look back and create a list, helps me to realize I have not spent the year spinning my wheels. I do this in my work life, I do it in my personal life. Goals set a road map for me, I need to know where I am going, what I expect to do. I know I am way ahead on the number of books I expected to read this year. I always look forward to that process.
I take a lot of photos. I have been creating end of the year books, for my personal collection. Shutterfly, Zuno, Blurb all print nice photo books. I got started on these, I have two that I want to do this fall.
I am trying to get out to walk, three or four times a week. Almost always with a camera in my hand.
Anyone know what kind of bird this is?