Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year

Last year, I had one goal (not exactly a resolution): to take my boots to the cobbler. Seriously. I like to set the bar low so that I can experience the satisfaction of achievement.

Yeah, well, the boots never made it.

I tried; I really did. The one guy had his shop closed for a month or so and the other guy didn't fix heels (the one heel is loose) and then when the travel guy was back I went too late in the day and he was closed.

Plus these cobblers are in Nashua and I find "city" driving to be so harrowing.

I do have a list of projects I'd like to do (or at least begin):
a quilt out of Kate's crib sheets
a Christmas quilt I have been planning to make for 3 or 4 years now
a ruffly Christmas tree skirt (because doing Christmas projects in December just doesn't work)
painting our bedroom furniture (ha! Craig is not going to go for that one)
making a headboard for our bed (OK, that's actually more Craig than me)

And books I'd like to read:
couple by C. S. Lewis - The one about grief and Mere Christianity.
Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller - pretty much everyone else I know has read this years ago so I guess it's my turn
Testimony by Anita Shreve - I have no idea what it's about but I've read every other book by here (except this and the newest one) so have to keep up.

Go back to exercising, be a better mother and person, keep the laundry at bay, use my time wisely, dust, and not beat myself up if I don't achieve these things by tomorrow.

And of course, play every level of my Harry Potter game.

How about you?


  1. I can barely do what I have planned for today...nevermind the whole year. However, I am determined to stick with some sort of workout routine instead of my "all or nothing" pattern.

    And you made an effort with the boot...not your fault in my opinion!

  2. I know the best cobbler around!!! He'll fix you boots!!!

  3. Setting the bar low so you can experience satisfaction! hahaha You crack me up!!!!