Thursday, January 1, 2009

Missions for a New Year

I've been having a wonderful week with family and friends in Michigan. This afternoon I'll get to see The Dragonfly for the first time in almost 2 years, and I'll meet her Little Mister for the first time ever. I'm psyched. The May Queen has been playing in the snow, playing (and fighting!) with her cousins, and is being spoiled by grandparents and other relatives. I've been marveling at how my high school friends don't possibly look old enough to have teenagers themselves (we don't look like our parents did, do we?) and reminding myself, via old photos, that permed hair really ISN'T a good idea (not that I was planning on it, or anything...).

And now it's a new year, and, as promised, it's time for some new Monday Missions. I'm terrible at resolutions, as evidenced by my complete failure last year, yet still I will put before you the friendly challenge to try to do at least one mission a month. Trust me, they're fun!

Your Monday Missions for January 2009, should you choose to accept them, are to write posts in the style of...

Jan 5th - a prediction. Imagine yourself as Nostradamus, read your tea leaves or just try to predict the weather.

Jan 12th - A sales pitch for your house, from the point of view of your house (if these walls could talk...). Idea courtesy of Bayou Belle

Jan 19th - A photo (or series of photos) with the conversation that goes along with it. I have totally stolen this idea from the fabulous posts at Ewe are Here wherein she imagines the conversations between her boys as she tries to get their picture (like this one ). The conversation does not have to be between people.

Jan 26th- A diary entry

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

13 comments:

thailandchani said...

Sounds like some interesting writing exercises. :)

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Jensen Flamly said...

New Monday Missions--How exciting. I'm glad you had a good Christmas

Rima said...

Happy New Year, PM! I've been bad about doing the Monday Missions, and they are such a good way to flex the creative muscle. Maybe I'll make it a resolution . . .

JCK said...

Happy New Year, PM! I love reading yoru Monday Missions, even if I'm not cooperating... :)

Amy Y said...

Happy New Year! Have fun with The Dragonfly! :) Say hello to her for me!

Alex Elliot said...

Happy New Year! Those sound like fun topics.

Kyla said...

It is a new year, I might just play along!

ewe are here said...

Happy New Year...

but oh the pressure! ;-)

Aliki2006 said...

Happy New Year Painted!

thirtysomething said...

I enjoy your Monday Missions, though I do not participate. These look like great ones - I can't wait to come back and read them.
Hope your winter break/holiday season has been a grand one!

E said...

I don't usually publish them, but I often do them. And I use them as launching pads for stuff I do publish. I love reading yours and look forward to another year's worth of Mondays here...Happy New year Maypole

Angela said...

Happy New Year!! How'd the visit go? How awesome that you and The Dragon Fly know each other IRL!

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