In 2011, I spent an average of 3 hours a week volunteering at my children's school. I quite enjoyed doing it, and felt great after having done it. Similar to exercise, I suppose.
I felt good when I went swimming, while knitting, while shopping for fabric, while participating in a class, while sewing, while spending time with my family working (or playing) together, when I won fabulous prizes.
Things that worked for our family; menu planning, bulk buying, calendar use, limited afterschool activities, and having my in-laws over for dinner and cards twice a week. Holidays have also been an important part of 2011 for us.
I've been grateful for being able to be alone. For being able to choose to be with others. For the presence of my cat Maggie in our home. For my undemanding husband. For my enthusiastic children. For the time and space to follow my interests. For our supportive family. For wonderful presents that I use every day.
Things that have grabbed my interest have been exciting recipes, fabulous quilt designs and house decoration ideas.
****I've dithered over posting this for most of today - but then decided to go ahead anyway. I think if you read this blog you'll soon notice how human I am, so it's not like I'm spoiling an image here.