Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 - Simplify, 2010 - Capture

For the second year I participated in Ali's One Little Word for the year. At the beginning of the year participants choose a word to be their "theme" for the year.

My word for 2009 was Simplify.

So, how did I do? Well, I think I did pretty good. I still had a lot of times where I was running around, crazy busy, but I was able to keep things fairly simple this year. I was able to spend more time just doing simple things and enjoying the simpler moments of life. I was able to spend more time scrapbooking, although not as much time as I would have liked.

Overall, I think it was a year where I spent time just enjoying being with my family and friends.

For the upcoming year, I wanted a word that refelcted where my life is right now, and what my priorities are. With one son in college, and another one going off in September, my life as a stay at home mom is changing drastically. My role is not as defined by the lives of my boys. While they are becoming more and more independent and moving off into their own lives, I know that our time together will become less and less.

I've also become aware that my memories of the past are fading somewhat and aren't as clear as they used to be.

With all this in mind, my word for 2010 is CAPTURE. This year I want to focus on capturing all these moments and getting them on paper, whether it is scrapbooking, blogging or just journaling. I want to capture moments of my childhood and my toughts and feelings on things. I also want to capture whatever time I can get with my family and savour the moments that we're able to spend together.
So? What's your word for 2010?


  1. Barb, I think your word for this year is a great one. I have also been following Ali's one word and each year I try and stick to it as much as possible. For this upcoming year I still have yet to find the time to think of it. I will and will post on my blog the word. Thanks for reminding me. :)

  2. I think simplify was a tough word but im glad you were able to achieve it :) you should be really proud of yourself!!! as for 2010 i cant wait to see your sb pages and all the memories you capture of this year.
    Although i cant find it i think my word for 2009 was breathe, as in chill out and breathe, im not sure i achieved that, this year my word is together :)

  3. I came across your blog - accidently..But the First thing that I noticed in your blog was the title-"A day in my Life"..M'am this comment is not in particular to any of your posts above but simply to say that I found your style of blending words interesting and thought to let you know ...Keep going ..and ...Happy New Year 2010.:)

  4. Congratulations on sticking with your 2009 word! I like the one you've chosen for 2010. I blogged about my word today. :)

    Happy New Year, Barb!

  5. Capture is a great word.

  6. Congratulations, Barbara, on simplifying your life. The *capture* theme sounds perfect for this year!

    I have been so busy cooking, baking, cleaning, doing paperwork, visiting, etc. that I have not been blogging, but I think I had better follow your suit and record some of the day-to-day happenings here again.

    Happy New Year!!!

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