Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Naming the Year

Do any of you name your years? I read the idea on a couple of the blogs I'm following and I'm intrigued by the idea. Here's a post that Ann wrote about naming their years. Maybe it's just because I've had such a rough couple of years and have felt so out of touch with "normal" life, but it seems like year naming would be a grounding experience. As Ann says, "Named, we now have a destination, a way across the next twelve months." Maybe it's just the idealist/poet/romantic in me that likes the new different things I keep coming across, but I can't get this idea out of my head. (or maybe it's my heart?) I feel like it's a bit late, being almost the end of January, but I'm praying that God will give me a word to name this new year. I want this year to be different than the last two, but I don't think different happens accidentally. I need an intention. Not particularly a goal, because that suggests that there's an end.

Anyway, I told you all (all 3 of you that read my paltry musings), I'd try to blog more. So I am. And this is what I've been thinking about.

Oh, and about how when I asked Ben what he thought about me trying a homemade deodorant I'd read, he told me No! He said that was just too weird. :) Honestly, I already make all of our cleaning products, how much more weird would it be to do deodorant, too? But apparently, I have some convincing to do. LOL

Oh, and so many bloggers have amazing photos to go along with their posts. It's inspiring me to get out my camera more. Maybe tomorrow....

5 comments:

carra said...

Yay yay yay! Melodie's blogging! :) I like the naming the year idea. It reminds me of my birthday post about really looking forward to my 29th year. For some reason my birthday really felt like a fresh start to me. It's kind of a good thing I didn't name it, because the name probably would have changed two weeks later when I found out I'm pregnant. :)

carra said...

Oh, and I think I feel deodorant-making party coming on. I've had my eye on that angry chicken recipe for... maybe two years? Ok. not that long. She only posted it in July 08. But really... I have everything but plain cocoa butter. Lets do it!
... sorry Ben.

Julie Torres said...

Naming the year sounds like a good idea. I can see how it would give direction and lead.

As for the deodorant- I say go for it and then let him try it a day when he is at home working. Let him see that it really does work. :)

Laura Lyons said...

I'd love to hear more about your homemade cleaning products. What "recipes" do you use?

Melodie said...

Party with Carra! Yay! But I'll have to get shea butter and cocoa butter. Soon maybe? Maybe later in February?