Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Short-term goals for May


Since I'll be going away in about a week, I’ve be thinking of altering my goals for the month of May.  There are some things to keep in mind, while traveling with the family.  I want to be a good companion for my mom and be patient with everyone else.  But that’s not too difficult to do, since I love them all so dearly.  Here's my plan:

1)  Keep in contact with home.
DH and I will have to spend more time writing emails than talking on the phone while I'm away (we both couldn’t afford for go overseas).  I've been thinking of writing two short posts a week, to let everyone know what’s going on.  I just bought a global add-on package with 125 MB of data, but that will be deleted quickly unless I can find a lot of Wi-Fi hot spots.  I did find an app (called WiFi Finder) to help me look.   
2)  Spend my down time relaxing and reading.  
It looks like this is a good chance to get some extra reading done.  I put The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu on my smart phone through an Amazon Kindle app.  And I just learned about a travel app, put together by Rick Steves, the author of my book on Italy.  I figured everyone I’m traveling with will have books; I'll go high tech!   Unfortunately, I'll be missing a good discussion with my book club; our book-of-the-month is Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James.  I plan to read my book, stay in touch with everyone though our email "loop" and write a book review.   

3)  Take lots of pictures and record my adventures.
I plan to be a photographer this month, and take lots of photos.  Also I want to write in my art journal and record where we've been.  I know I’ll forget names!  I didn't start out well - keep forgetting the camera when Buster and I go for walks around the pond.  I have his retractable leash - trying to get used to it.  He likes to jump into the water after the ducks, but can't go too far.  Above is a little journal entry of the event. I also want to take some videos while I'm away; something I haven't done before.  Think I'll use my camera and not my phone! 

9 comments:

Lostlemonade said...

Good plan! Have an awesome trip, can't wait to see all the cool photos when you get back! Number 1 on your list - Enjoy!!!

Elvira said...

Have fun! Love these goals!

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I really like this month's goals :) It sounds like you have a great month ahead of you!!!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a great list of goals! Especially since they're so geared towards things you can get done while you are away. Have so much fun!!!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Have a great time! Big family trips are so much fun. :-)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Have a most wonderful time!
I take a small notebook with me on vacations to write down places I go, things I see, my thoughts and impressions. It's nothing fancy. When I get home, I usually transcribe it onto a document on my computer.

Rose said...

These sound like great goals for your trip! Best of luck with your preparation.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

The app by Rick Steves has got to be awesome -- just like his TV show! Take more pics than you think you'll ever need!!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I am so excited for you! I'm feeling wanderlust kicking in ! My favorite kinds of vacations are learning about new places and having time to relax and read. It sounds like you're going to do your best to have both. I am SO looking forward to your updates. Be safe, have fun, and absorb all that new stuff! ; )

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