Friday, December 30, 2011

Things I want to do in two-oh-one-two

Although I avoid the word resolution, I usually do try to find things to do that will -- hopefully -- make life a bit better for me and mine.  It's not so much because it's the new year; it's primarily because Christmas break is the longest stretch of down time that I have.  Since I'm home more, there is more time to consider routines and habits.  Time with people shows me which relationships I need to work on, and taking a step back from work allows me to be more objective about what needs to happen there. 

So without further adieu, here's my list of things I want to do in two-oh-one-two.
  • I want to write more.  As this blog indicates, I've lapsed terribly in writing, whether for myself or for others.  I want to send encouraging notes.  I want to resume using a prayer journal.  I want to keep track of what I'm reading and knitting.
  • Speaking of reading and knitting . . .
    • I want to finish all of my current knitting projects.  Then, I want to do one project at a time, start to finish.
    • Are you sitting down?  I want to not spend any money on books this year.  That's right.  One of my goals is to not buy any books and to read from my own shelves.  Or -- here's a novel idea -- check books out from the library.  Ha!
  •  We need to eat at home more.  During the semester, it's way too easy to eat out.  Sometimes it's unavoidable, but a little bit of planning could help cut out a lot of it. Taking my lunch more than I do could cut out even more.  
  • My body needs to move more.  Understandably, this year has involved a lot of sitting and waiting, but it's time to move again.  Yoga.  I miss yoga.  I miss yoga and Just Dance and I'm going to give Zumba a whirl too.  Moving should be fun and should help the soul as much as the body.  
I think that's enough.  Really, I'm just saying that I want to be more me and less caught up in out there.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

You go, girl! I'm with you on everything except the buying books. But I'm gathering that I don't buy as many as you do generally, anyway, so maybe it will even out over time.

I was just telling a friend about you knitting the other day when she admired my scarf. :-)

(And in case you're wondering, yes, I'm with in the goal of finishing all my knitting projects. It will be easy for me, as I have none....)

My word verification is "fixotsom." Seems like one that ought to have a definition for fun.