Being parents of a young child meant no partying for us last night. Mr Curious and I had a fun time drinking champagne and playing Boggle at home (he won, boo!).
Today was equally low-key. The highlight was a 3-hour nap :-)
I was going to visit my friend K who gave birth to a baby girl earlier this week, but the bub has jaundice and was receiving light therapy. So we went grocery shopping instead. I bought all the ingredients needed to test out my Cuisinart ice-cream maker tomorrow, fingers crossed that it'll turn out OK.
I avoided new year resolutions for many years. I tried last year and failed miserably. I am going to give it a better go this year. I'll spend the next few days setting some SMART goals.
SMART stands for:
It's corporate-speak but I think it's useful for personal life too. You can read more about it here.
I thought about this blog as well. I really enjoy blogging (it's an important "me time" activity), and I am very humbled by you lovely readers for coming by (and returning!), and sending lovely comments.
With one year of blogging under my belt, I think it's time to do some rejigging.
- Now that I have a better camera (and a tripod to boot), I will make a few appearances trying on new clothes or makeup. This is not going to become a full-on fashion/beauty blog, but I think it'll be more fun for my readers to see me in action from time to time.
- I wrote a few personal/opinion posts in the past year (like here and here, both about parenting, which is inherently personal I guess). Sometimes I worry whether posts like those fit in with posts on shopping and food. But that's the reality of my life. I eat, I shop, and I think! So those type of posts will come, when the moment is right.
- I have been enjoying cclarebear's makeup review posts, so I'll give product reviews a go too.
- One of the things I enjoy the most about blogging and reading blogs is the interaction with people from different walks of life, and I want to be more involved with other bloggers. I have started tweeting (instead of just stalking other people's tweets) - my Twitter account is @MsCuriousCCM. I have some other ideas, but I'll need to work on them a bit more.
Keep on smilin'!