This was a very fun and insightful few days, as I rocked through @GwenBell 's #best09 Blog Challenge. Thank you so much, Gwen, for the inspiration and the connection with all of those who did the challenge. My #Best09:
(click on the links below for the full stories).
December 1 Trip. Cape Cod
December 2 Restaurant moment. Sharky's Cantina, Martha's Vineyard
December 3 Article. How to create your personal manifesto, how to want very little, The Shriver Report
December 4 Book. The Power of Less.
December 5 Night out. BlogHer'09 Night 1 and Not Last Night Out with my BFF Jen
December 6 Workshop or conference. CCPPNS
December 8 Moment of peace. Mother's Day at Yoga Source.
December 9 Challenge. Solo Practice University.
December 11 The best place. "The Creek" at Vasona Park for Explorer Preschool's 4Day class with Ben and Lily.
December 12 New food. Wraps made with Rice & Bean Salad and whatever else you want to throw in there.
December 14 Rush. Flying with my dad in his experimental airplane.
December 15 Best packaging. Olive Smart sacks.
December 16 Tea of the year. Fancy Nancy tea party.
December 17 Word or phrase. "2009 was about letting go."
December 18 Shop. Anthropologie.
December 19 Car ride. All around Oregon, Jeff and I's 10 year wedding anniversary
December 20 New person. Maxine.
December 21 Project. End of school year memory books.
December 22 Startup. Clever Girls Collective.
December 23 Web tool. Evernote.
December 24 Learning experience. Kindergarten.
December 25 Gift. Our Christmas puppy.
December 26 Insight or aha! moment. There are ways I can do less while making more of an impact.
December 28 Stationery. Well, it is not paper, it is Pingg.com.
December 29 Laugh. TOP SECRET. CONFIDENTIAL.
December 30 Ad. Somewhere in my subconscious.
December 31 Resolution. Presence.