Whew....what a year! Though I will expound on this in other places, it seems like 2008's catch phrase should be "the agony and the ecstasy"...often at the same time! At any rate, I'm glad it's done. On to another year, a new plan, and the tools to accomplish it!
Somewhere along the way, I adopted the idea that the way I spent my New Year's Day was indicative of how the year was going to be. Maybe it had came about as an expansion on the idea that eating black eyed peas on NY Day brought good luck for the year, or perhaps I heard it from someone. At any rate, more than just the first opportunity to carry out resolutions, it strikes me as a somewhat auspicous day. To that end, here is how I've spent my day:
1. Crafting. Yes, it was needlepoint, which is not my primary mode of creation, but it's a project that has been languishing for a while and I sat down and just plugged through the part that was slow-going. Now all that's left isn't too fit-inducing. I do want to do more of that this year--get craft work done both for the sheer joy of it and for the reduction of stash.
2. Cooking: As opposed to eating out, which is how I took far too many meals in 2008. I want to cook more, and cook healthier. I know how, it's simply a matter of doing it. Once I finish with the peas, I'll have enough to last me quite a while!
3. Working out: well, this will happen as soon as I finish this post. I need to go. Badly. 'nuff said.
4. Knit night: I'm excited that most everyone decided to go ahead and keep to our schedule. I'll get some knit time AND time with friends, which, in the end, is far more important than the knitting. This rowdy crowd has lent tremendous support in 2008 and I look forward to hanging out with them in 2009. Don't believe knitters can be rowdy? Ask the Panera staff! ha!
Smaller, life maintenance things have been done, too...like laundry, but all in all a pretty good day!
Have a Happy New Year, everyone!