PJ, over at A ‘lil HooHaa’s January photo challenge is New. And appropriately named since January begins a new year.
So let’s see what I came up with:
1. Happy New Year
Ha! You thought I was talking about the traditional Happy New Year celebratory photos? Nope. This month begins another new year for moi….January is my birthday month. How did I spend it? At a zoo…on a camel, of course! What? Doesn’t everyone do this? Since I’ve never ridden a camel, that was a new experience.
2. Re-New-Al (aka: renewal)
Entrepreneur, Peanut and I ran away from winter to Phoenix last weekend. It was a great getaway, and we hit a few new attractions we’d never done before…The Phoenix Zoo (see above), Children’s Museum, Desert Botanical Garden and a Railroad Museum/Park. Not sure if we’re all that renewed since we went nonstop while we were there, but the temps were close to 70F and sunny so it was much better than Middle Missouri. We came back to 10F. Awesome.
3. New Beginnings with Newbies
January begins a new semester at the local J-school. And as an adjunct instructor for a senior capstone project, that means I have 18 new faces to learn. By the end of the semester, they will have developed a complete strategic plan for three “real-life” clients complete with printed books and presentations. My common phrase on the first day is they will work like “rats on crack.” If they don’t, I obviously haven’t done my job.
4. New Attitude
One of my birthday presents was a new, electric wok. I’ve never had one before and always just stir-fried veggies in a skillet. How different could it be? We tried it out for dinner this past week and it was super yummy. I just might have to change my attitude about eating healthier.
5. New Arrival
She’s not quite here yet, but we’re waiting on Twix to make her entrance into the world. Could be any day…..or 2 weeks from now. The Investigator is having contractions as I write, so we’re going to have a newly-born grand girl very soon.
Check out what’s newsworthy with others who play along over at A ‘lil’HooHaa.