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2010 vs 2011 (take one)

Here were my ambitions for 2010:

* Make at least two sweaters for me. I actually accomplished this one.  I knit Mystere and the Dixie Lace Sweater.

* Stop buying one or two balls of yarn at a time.  1500 yards minimum, unless I have a specific project in mind.  Sock yarn is exempt, of course.  Also done.  I stuck mostly to sock yarn, save a few hat/longie/baby sweater projects.

* Finish all the single socks. Nope, not even close.  I think I have 5 single socks now, with 2 of them being added last year.

* Re-sew the curtains for H’s room so they all match. Again, nope.  Just not enough motivation.

* Figure out a system to rate/remember/review recipes. Not really. I need an app for that.  It’s still a combination of old favorites tucked away on recipe cards or cookbooks, my bookmarks on the computer, and my brain.

* Plant a small container garden.  Mostly successful.  The herbs did wonderfully, the beets did not.  Lettuce is still growing.  This was mostly eclipsed by joining the CSA, because there were overflowing veggies all the time.

* Get my hair cut in a salon. Ha! Not even close.  I think my hair might be longer now that it ever has been.

I’m not so sure I’m going to do any resolutions/ambitions/goals for this year.  With a newborn coming I just can’t see it working out real well.  That said, I’m excited for some firsts.  2011 will be the first year we are purchasing a (portion) of a side of beef.  It will be the first year with our 2 boys.  It will be the first year S is officially on tenure track.  And, I’m excited to see what else surprises us in the new year.

 

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2009:

I feel like this has been an incredibly fulfilling, stress filled, but overall happy year.  I’m glad we are wrapping up on positive notes, because it makes the new year so full of excitement and happiness.  When 2009 started I truly believed things would go smoothly, but as usual, fate had a different plan.  It all worked out well, though.  We are all pretty much settled in, and our life in Texas is full of friendship and fun.  There just aren’t enough words to say how happy I am to stay home with H and watch him develop as a little person.  He is so fun to be around, especially now that his language skills are taking off in leaps and bounds.  Just for kicks, here are some quick statistics:

1 cross country move

1 new job for Steve

57 completed knitting projects (wow!  And yes there are only 52 pictures in this set, as some are ‘secret’ and others never got pictures taken.)

first project: Thorpe                                                 last project: striped socks

6 WIPS/UFOs

4 patterns designed by me

many new words for H

18 new trains

many new recipes tried, only two or three real disasters

2010:

I’m looking forward to focusing on simplifying my life, spending time with H and Steve, and who knows what else.  Here are a few ambitions (not resolutions- those are too…. resolute.):

* Make at least two sweaters for me.

* Stop buying one or two balls of yarn at a time.  1500 yards minimum, unless I have a specific project in mind.  Sock yarn is exempt, of course.

* Finish all the single socks.

* Re-sew the curtains for H’s room so they all match.

(hmm, these are all crafty….)

* Figure out a system to rate/remember/review recipes.

* Plant a small container garden.

* Get my hair cut in a salon.

Here’s wishing everyone that reads this a safe and happy New Year’s Eve, and peace in the new year.

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