Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy 2007!

And welcome to the new blog. It's New Year's Day, 2007, and it seems appropriate to launch the new blog today, even though a lot of the content isn't, ahem, done yet.

My resolutions for 2007:

KNIT FROM THE STASH. I inventoried the stash yesterday. I do not need to buy yarn for a long time. Today I plan to spend some time (if it rains as predicted) matching stash yarn to stash patterns, and then I will have A List of Future Projects!

EXERCISE EVERY DAY. Yes, really. I have an elliptical trainer and a yoga mat and free weights and zero excuses. My rude awakening came a few months ago when our office went bowling and my knees and back showed every minute of my 48 years. I need to get my weight down and my fitness level up, at this stage of my life it's not optional. I do not want to deteriorate like this.

SLEEP, WATER, VITAMINS. You know the drill.

MANICURES. My nails will not be unkempt. I accept the fact that I cannot function with long nails, I can only admire them on others, but I can at least keep my own short nails polished in something pale and flattering.

It all comes down to priorities, and my overriding resolution for 2007 is to make myself a priority. I have a bad case of Good Girl Syndrome, and Caregiveritis, and I worry about everything and everybody, from work projects to my elderly mother down to and including a dirty look from the cat when the litterbox is less than fresh as a daisy.

Oh, and my other resolution? Drink more champagne. And a few pieces of really good chocolate are good for the heart.

January's horoscope Sounds good to me.

4 comments:

Debi said...

Love the new digs! Happy New Year Catherine!!

poormary said...

Happy New Year, Catherine. Looks like you are off to a great start!!

Geogrrl said...

I'll miss the old digs, but I understand the need to move on and the fresh start. Remembering your old posts, you are--but at the same time aren't--the same person you were a year or two ago. This new blog is nice--very classy.

In that stash--is there any more of that Steinbech Wolle sock yarn that would like another home?

Bess said...

wee ha, sugar! Love the new blog. It's got a fresh chocolaty look to it.

I am SO envious - and proud of you - for the eliptical goals. I love the one at our gym. I found a train for a walking marathon challenge in the WW magazine and that's the one I'm going to try this year. Other workouts too - but I like the program the woman mapped out. I know I can walk 4 miles, but I wonder... 13 miles? What an interesting goal.

Happy New Year, sugar. May all sorts of good things come your way.