Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Reflection Questions

I've been noticing a lot of chatter recently about New Year's resolutions: people making them, how to keep them, etc. While I don't think I've ever seriously made any New Year's resolutions, it does seem like the time of year to entertain such thoughts. 

With all focus on looking ahead and making resolutions, I was slightly taken aback by a friends posting about reflecting on the past year. For some reason that struck me as an odd notion in today's culture.  We tend to be so forward thinking that it's rare to see people actively stopping to reflect. 

This friend had been introduced to a blog called Reverb 10 that posted a reflection question for each day of December.  The basic idea behind these questions is that by spending time reflecting on the past will you be prepared to best think about the future.

In glancing at the questions today, I was impressed by variety and creativity of the questions.  And although I'm jumping in kind of late in the game (since New Year's is in two days), I think I'll start 2011 out by doing some reflecting on the past.  If anything, it'll provide some fun journal prompts for January.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Christmas Cookie Recipe

I was a bit nervous about the pepper in this one...but I like it.  And the cookie lives up to it's's spicy. Spicy Oatmeal Crisps Recipe

We tried making this one over with some friends the other day.  Overall everyone liked it however, one of the kids said the cookie tasted "like what they think a health bar would taste like."  I'm not entirely sure what that means...but I actually like some heath bars so I'm taking it as a compliment.