AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: How Does One Begin the New Year? DATE: 5:13:00 PM ----- BODY:
Puking one's guts out in the movie theater toilet is perhaps one way. And the spewing was not (unfortunately) induced by any merry making either, let me tell you. So I spent the majority of a perfectly good long weekend groaning on the couch watching TV - such a waste! But I'm not letting the first weekend in 2005 set the tone for the year - no siree! 2004 was a horrendous year for me personally and professionally. I can remember 1994 being a horrendous year too; at least I didn't end up in the looney bin this time (hee!). So here are my New Year's Goals (I think Resolutions only set one up for failure - at least goals are something one can strive for): 1. Water - Drink more water... 2. Exercise - We joined the Family Fitness Center and I'm going to take advantage of it and I may even discover I like exercise - but don't hold your breath. Check back with me in three months, we'll see if I'm sticking to it. 3. Bible - Read and study more routinely than I have been in the last few years. 4. Prayer - Become a woman of faith and prayer. 5. Organize - the stash, the land fill (known as my garage), the office; the house - MY LIFE! 6. Budget! - This is the year of the budget. We are going to get our finances under control, whatever it takes. Shooting for Awesome Vacation New Zealand/Australia 2006! 7. Colorwork - I want to get beyond the scarf and tackle a colorwork project like one of the fabulous carpet bags in Vicki Square's Folk Bags. 8. Yarn - Only buy yarn for specific projects (no more impulse buying); knit two projects from stash yarn for every one "bought" project. 9. Relationships - Work on getting beyond the yelling and negativity with my teenagery son; appreciating my daughter as the individual she is; romancing with my husband; becoming more genuinely interested in those I come in contact with and developing friendships. 10. Work Ethic - strive to be above reproach, to do my best in whatever I put my hand to. Well, that's a tall order, but with God's help I will certainly strive to reach these goals. I am a work in progress afterall.