In the spirit of the new year, there are a few things I'd like to address. It's important to note that these are not resolutions. These are pinky swears.
I do hereby and in the witness of my peers solemnly resolve to:
1. Eat more fruit.
2. Post more often.
3. Occasionally put down the knitting.
4. Be myself.
5. Pay attention.
6. Let go of things that don't matter.
Not mentioned in the list above is my weight loss goal for this year, because to fret about weight would violate Solemn Resolve #6. But I'll just say we bought a new digital scale and I lost 3.5 pounds during the fifteen minutes it took to calibrate it properly. Shut up, that counts.
My total goal is divided into little goals, and each one is tied to a reward. And when I say reward, I mean:
Reward 1. A new knitting magazine
Reward 2. A new knitting book
Reward 3. Yarn for a new project from elann.com
Reward 4. My own knitting blog
I realized I need to have a blog devoted to knitting as I was making a list of things I want and discovered this surprising trend.
What did I do with myself before knitting? Oh yeah, I took on crazy projects like this.
And speaking of, if you say the words "musical theater" around our house nowadays, a certain oldest daughter breaks into songs from The Pirates of Penzance. Meanwhile, if you say the words "costume check is next Monday" to me, I'll pull out sketches and schematics of dresses and nightgowns I'm planning to complete before costume check.
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