January 01, 2010

New Year's Goals

I've never been one to make resolutions. I just haven't. Usually I just do what I think needs to be done, when it needs to be done.

But I'm also a list maker. I like to check things off as I accomplish them.

So this year, I'll not call them resolutions, but goals for myself, starting at the beginning of the year as they'll take all year, more than likely, to accomplish.

1) Closets. It's time for me to get rid of crap. I have four closets that I intend to go through and dump crap that we don't need... old pillows, bed covers, and blankets. Just... junk. I suspect that two of these closets will be cleaned out by Monday...

2) Quilts. I'm going to finish Mo's wedding quilt. I can't hide it anymore. This red patch I think will run when she washes it... I have to just realize it is what it is and finish it. My goal for that is July... so I'll start it soon.

Also, I was going through my scrap fabric and I found a quilt top I finished... five years ago? It needs to be quilted! So I'll get doing that this year too.

I'll be finishing Kyle's quilt this week. I need him to take it with him when he and his Dad move to Duke. He is going on years 8 of leukemia, our Honored Hero from my last race. I have a quilt I've been making for him and I'll have it finished up.

It could be the year of quilts. When going through my scraps, I realized I definitely adhere to the adage, "She who dies with the most scraps wins'. I think I have a problem...

3) Chocolate, cheese, and me. I've put on some weight in the last 5 years I would really like to take off. I couldn't while training for the endurance events because that is the kiss of death, a sure sign of failure if you cut your caloric intake and then try to run a half marathon or full. During training, I heard story after story of even coaches making that mistake.

"Oh, you remember so and so? She went on that cookie diet and then passed out at mile 12."


I'll pass on cookie diets and anything that is going to make me faint.

I have a bad habit of saying, "Oh! I ran 5 miles today! I can eat that!"

Umm... no I can't.

So I decided I'll get my nutrition under control over the next three months and then slowly add cardio back in... I'll be doing some core exercises though to build up some core strength.

On a side note, we've been watching the Gators kick the crap out of Cincinnati. My husband and sons are watching because they love the Gators.

I'm watching to see if Urban has a massive heart attack on the sidelines.

Maybe if they were playing an SEC team...

Posted by Boudicca at January 1, 2010 10:46 PM

The Juju Woman's aunt built a quilt for us and, very discretely, sewed the anniversary date in one corner. Boy dogs love that...helps with the memory.

Have a great twenty-ten, and by the way...you are the Juggle Czar.

Posted by: Yabu at January 2, 2010 08:20 AM

Good luck with your goals. The only New Years Resolution I've upheld is the one I made 5 years ago, never to make another New Years Resolution.

Posted by: Contagion at January 2, 2010 11:31 AM

You know what's worse than a quilting addiction? Yarn crazies!!! I have sworn on a stack of Bibles not to buy another skein of yarn until I have knit my way through the stash I have accumulated. When I am 90, I may be allowed back into a yarn store. In the meantime ... do you need a tea cozy? Or a pot holder?

Posted by: PeggyU at January 2, 2010 08:28 PM

Yabu- I am DEFINITELY putting the date! I'm not sure how discreet it will be. I need to think.

Contagion- They are only goals! If I miss them... eh, no harm no foul. I suspect I won't though. I love to check things off as I complete.

Peggy- Pot holder. I will pay for shipping. I kid you not...

Posted by: Bou at January 2, 2010 10:02 PM

Srsly? What color(s) do you want? Felted or not felted? Another dent in the stash ... yeah!!!!

Posted by: PeggyU at January 3, 2010 12:10 AM

Felted or not felted? Is that like cheese or no cheese? Would you like fries with that?

Yes, seriously. 'tro me your address. I'm mailing you postage. No joke. (You have my email...) I like knitted pot holders. My cousin gave me two and I use them all the time. I LOVE them.

Posted by: Bou at January 3, 2010 12:17 AM

What colors do you have in your kitchen?

Posted by: PeggyU at January 3, 2010 04:22 PM

I'll take anything Peggy! Give me the worst out of your stash, the one you look at and say "Nobody does a kitchen in these colors!"

My house is traditional tones, beige with dark woods, burgundy, dark greens, etc. However, my kitchen does have that big cock in it now! He's all sorts of jewel tones, including YELLOW! (I crack myself up...)

Posted by: Bou at January 3, 2010 10:47 PM

Thanks, Bou ... I haz a plan!

Posted by: PeggyU at January 4, 2010 02:12 AM