Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year's Resolutions interspersed with holiday snaps

  • Be 4 dress sizes smaller
  • Get a tummy tuck so I don't have to look at my empty baby house any longer
  • Win lotto
  • Have another baby that my husband can carry for over 42 weeks (that's TWO PLUS weeks overdue) and then labour for 3 days for instead of me. He can also do the recovering for 6 weeks part too. Oooo and the waddling and rolling out of bed 'cause you can't sit up.....

OK, none of the above is realistic (or possible! ; ) so I will stick to some things that I can actually do;
  • eat healthily
  • exercise more
  • de clutter the house
  • stick to my budget
  • sew more
  • be organised
  • be kind to myself and my family
That should do it. I have so many things in my head because I've been on holidays for 2 weeks and what do you do when you're on holidays with 'nothing' to do? Sit around and think of things to do when you get home!
(This picture reminds me of a Rothko....)

For some more tangible, able to be crossed off a list goals:
  • Paint the front room
  • Remove the wallpaper from the hall and paint
  • Paint all the skirting boards, door frames and doors in white gloss. (Currently dark wood).
  • Install two sky lights, one in each end of the hall
  • Insulate the entire house - ceilings and floors
  • Weed and mulch the garden so it doesn't look like hill billies live here
  • Get some storage. Clean out some cupboards and wardrobes
  • Finish the bathroom (sanding and painting, glass shower screen to be installed)
If only I could cross the 'win Lotto' off the list I wouldn't have to worry about any of the rest.....
I'm just thinking it's a good thing I have an entire year to do these things!

And while I'm making lists. Here is a sewing goal list;
  • Learn how to do button holes on my old fan dangled machine
  • Try knitting again (for the millionth time)
  • Make husband a winter hat using the giant knitting Nancy Mum bought me for Christmas (thanks Mum!)
  • Try drafting some patterns from my Enid Gilchrist books and making them up
  • Use some of the vintage patterns I've bought
  • Make a list of handmade presents I can make for people this year for their birthdays and have them made in advance so I don't have to stay up until 2am the night before......
  • Practice putting in zippers neatly
  • Win Lotto and buy a fancy new machine and an overlocker. (Lotto is really featuring here....might help if I actually bought a ticket! ha ha ha)


Hoppo Bumpo said...

Lots on your list, that's for sure. (I'm right there with you on the tummy tuck wishlist item!) Good luck with the lotto thing ... oh and the Enid Gilchrist pattern drafts. I haven't attempted any of those yet.