Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ten on Tuesday: 10 New Year’s Resolutions

1) Learn to Crochet - My ban on crochet is over!  So, the goal this year is to learn the basics.

2) Be Less Cluttered - My husband is a packrat and I'm a craft-aholic with a penchant for purchasing supplies on a whim.  This should be interesting.

3) Eat Healthier - Must eat more vegetables and less yummy fried things.  Oh, and do all eating in some form of moderation. 

4) See More Live Performances - I love live shows (music, theater, etc.) and there are a ton of them out there that are inexpensive or just outright free.  This past year, I really only went to two and I feel like I missed out on some great opportunities. 

5) Get More Involved with Charities - Right now I work for a non-profit and I knit chemo caps for another.  The caps are for the Teal Wings of Hope Foundation which is based out of New Jersey and is involved in providing awareness and education about ovarian cancer.  I'm hoping to be able to commit more time to making knitted items for them this year and hopefully I will be able to attend their Karaoke for the Cause Fundraiser in February.

6) Get up to Maine more - Over the past few years we really haven't been getting up to Maine more than once a year.  The 3.5 hour drive has been just enough to keep us away, so we have tended to go to the Cape more.   This year I want to get up there in the spring and summer as well as our normal mid-October trip for Dad's birthday and our anniversary.

7) Get back into Photography - This year I focused a lot on my knitting and all the skills I needed to learn to do that, so other than taking pictures of my finished projects, my camera didn't as much love as it should.  I'm thinking about doing a separate 365 blog with a picture every day starting in January.  That would be a good way for me to get back my rusty camera skills.

8) Try not to get so busy - I have a bad habit of getting so busy with all my hobbies and interests that sometimes I get overtired from all the parties, classes and projects I take on in addition to my job.  Last year around now, I had so much going on that I had no real time to enjoy the season and think about the real reason for Christmas.  I ended up getting really sick for the three days before Christmas and it was just aweful.  So, I'm planning on doing things with a bit more moderation this year.

9) Exercise more - We have a membership to the local pool and while Brian and I both love swimming, we just haven't gotten there since the end of the summer.  It might be the low teens temperature lately that keeps us away, but we had no such excuse a couple of weeks ago and before.

10) Sail More - We are fortunate enough to have a sailboat at our disposal when we are down the Cape and both Brian and I adore sailing.  We also hope to take a 3 or more day windjammer cruise sometime, but I think that won't be this year.


gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Excellent list! I'm SO with you on most of them. I hope you do the Project 365, it's a great way to get out of a non-photo rut.

Bahston Beans said...

Wow. 10 resolutions!?!??! Most people have difficulty with only one. You can do it!

jjphotoFTW said...

Well, who knows if all these will happen, but it's good to sets goals, even if some of them are lofty! Gale, I think I will do project 365 because a rut is exactly what I'm in. I need to find a way to use my camera when I don't get to take pictures in the light of day...

What Would Joan Do? said...

So, we need to do winter sports stuff together; snowshoeing, cross-country, etc. This is the first winter in a long time that I'm energized!